This funding opportunity, made possible by the Nike N7 Fund, will support Native American communities in Albuquerque and surrounding pueblos working to increase the number of Native American children ages 7-18 participating in physical activity, play and sports. Applications are accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations specifically in Albuquerque; the pueblos of Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, San Felipe, Sandia, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Zia; and the Navajo Nation community of Tóhajiilee. Prospective grantees/community partners must be interested in and committed to participating in the Native Youth on the Move’s Community Team. Through a collective focus, grantees/ community partners will work to measurably increase Native American youth engaged in physical activity, play and sports in the Albuquerque metro area.
Up to 10 one-year grants of $20,000 each will be awarded. The Native Youth on the Move Community Team of grantees provides an opportunity for groups to share best practices and identify collaborative opportunities to catalyze and inspire healthy habits and behaviors among all Native American youth ages 7-18 in the identified area. Based on an environmental scan conducted by the NB3 Foundation, applicants will identify at least one challenge or barrier to increasing physical activity that they would like to begin and/or continue to address. Grant funds should be used for costs related to participation in the Native Youth on the Move Community Team (staff time, travel, etc.) but also for other activities related to addressing the identified challenge/barrier. Funding may support (but is not limited to):
– Data collection
– Collaborative events
– Professional and/or organizational development
The grant period is September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.