NATIVE YOUTH ON THE MOVE - The Notah Begay III Foundation


Grant Overview


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.

Please read the full Request for Application and Environmental Scan Infographic before applying for the grant.

How To Apply

Upload your video files to our Dropbox here:

*Please label your media file ORG NAME_NYM

Accepted file formats: .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .m4A

Required Attachments

-Letter(s) of Community Support
Letter(s) from either tribal agency, partnering organizations, community members, etc demonstrating support for this application.

Project Budget
Line items can broad to allow flexibility for grant activities.

-Native-Led Nonprofit confirmation
List of Board of Directors identifying tribal affiliation. Board must be at least 51% Native American (Not required for Tribes)

BOTH the online information/attachments AND video must be submitted no later than Friday, August 3, 2018 at 5:00pm MST.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


NB3 Foundation hosted a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to answer questions about the program as well as discuss the application and selection process.

To access the webinar recording, click here (start at 2:23). To access the slides, click here.



For general questions on the Native Youth on the Move program, please contact Leroy “Buster” Silva at

For questions on grant submissions, please contact Michelle Gutierrez at