The NB3 Foundation’s National Grantmaking Program provides technical assistance, research, communications and advocacy to grantees and community partners. Working with a network of community partners, organizations and national partners, the NB3 Foundation works to promote healthy weight in Native communities. The NB3 Foundation believes that Native American communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to advance their health. The National Grantmaking Program is designed to provide tribal and Native American communities with the tools and information needed to create sustainable change in their own communities that benefit their children’s health.
The NB3 Foundation’s goal through its grantmaking program is to build a national childhood obesity prevention framework that improves the health of Native American children in targeted Native communities by:
- Supporting healthy weight, physical activity and nutrition strategies in Native communities,
- Investing in asset- and evidence-based programming,
- Partnering with tribal and Native communities to gather and analyze data to better understand how root causes and the social determinants of health are linked to obesity and diabetes among Native children, and
- Linking communities to critical resources and addressing policy changes at the tribal, state and federal levels.
NB3 Foundation grants support community-based programs that focus on children’s nutrition education, access to healthy foods, increased physical activity and culturally-based youth/community leadership development. Grants are supported by NB3 Foundation’s capacity building technical assistance, research and evaluation and policy work. NB3 Foundation welcomes opportunities to work with tribes and Native communities when appropriate.