NB3 Foundation Accomplishments - The Notah Begay III Foundation

NB3 Foundation Accomplishments

  • 24,000+ Native children and families have been served in 14 states since 2005.
  • 2012-13 Johns Hopkins University evaluation of NB3F’s work at San Felipe Pueblo showed statistically significant decline in average BMI (body mass index), changes in self-esteem, peer leadership and knowledge around nutrition and healthy choices in the Native children participating in NB3F programs.
  • 2012, NB3F published a nationally distributed white paper on the impact of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes on Native American children in New Mexico through an unprecedented level of research, public education, and dialogue concerning next steps in NM and nationwide. Issues examined included the role of food deserts and barriers Native American communities face in agricultural production, the revitalization of traditional foods and accessing healthy and affordable foods.
  • 2012, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.
  • Since 2008, raised more them $4.5 million from The Challenge, NB3F’s signature golf fundraiser event.
  • Awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to tribal communities to support childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention and invested more than $7 million in direct service programming that has included nutrition education programming, food access pilot projects, community garden and traditional foods projects, evidence-based sport programming, physical activity/sports camps and clinics, technical assistance to tribal communities and nonprofits, and research and evaluation work with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
  • 2013, NB3F launched a national initiative “Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures”- a national framework designed to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. With a $3.65 million seed investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Wal-Mart Foundation and an anonymous donor, Native Strong is three years into full implementation.
  • 2015, NB3F was selected as a national partner to help implement “Seeds of Native Health,” a new $5 million national campaign to improve Native American nutrition through capacity building, education and research, supported by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
  • In 2015, NB3F launched NB3 Native Youth Programs, a new youth sports-centered program dedicated to promoting healthy, active living among Native youth through obesity prevention activities and youth leadership development opportunities.