SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (November 5, 2019) – The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announced today it has been awarded a three-year grant of $2.25 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support Native American children’s health in New Mexico.
Specifically, this operating grant enables the organization to advance its mission of ensuring Native children achieve their full potential by advancing cultures of Native American community health.
With this funding, the NB3 Foundation will work to support Native community-driven prevention models addressing Native children’s health, engage tribes and Native-led organizations in policy/systems/environmental (PSE) changes, strengthen and learn from Indigenous-centered evaluation methodologies, and build our long-term internal capacity.
“We are honored to continue to receive support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. We look forward to further ensuring Native American children in New Mexico and beyond achieve success and live out their full potential. Our work is not possible without key partners like the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,” NB3 Foundation President and CEO, Justin Huenemann said.
With this support, the Foundation looks to leverage financial support for its own work and that of its community partners (grantees) and increase knowledge products and capacity building tools that improve Native children’s health and build supportive community systems.
“We are proud to support the Notah Begay III Foundation, an organization that utilizes indigenous-rooted approaches to strengthen and empower Native communities benefitting children’s health,” said Frank R. López, director of New Mexico programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
About Notah Begay III Foundation
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is a national, award-winning Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to Native American children’s health. Our mission is to ensure Native children achieve their full potential by advancing cultures of Native American community health. The NB3 Foundation invests in community-driven and culturally relevant programs that promote healthy nutrition, physical activity, cultural connections and youth development. We are committed to a vision that all children live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. Learn more about the NB3 Foundation at: www.nb3foundation.org
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.