About Us - The Notah Begay III Foundation


The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is a champion of Native children’s health.  We view all children as sacred blessings who hold great potential for all communities. We are dedicated to the active choices we can make so our children live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives.

With an attitude of professionalism, and a platform of evidence-based information, NB3 Foundation is a professional change-maker that supports community partners to actively manage issues surrounding children’s health.

NB3 Foundation is an award-winning, national Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. We do this through the development of evidence-based health and physical activity programs, strategic grantmaking, research and advocacy. NB3 Foundation is a nationally respected organization that has set a national standard for investing in evidence-based, community-driven, culturally relevant and sustainable programs that promote healthy weight, physical activity and healthy nutrition. Our approach is about optimism and optimization of cultural inclinations. Models developed have the potential to be replicated and scaled-up in Native communities throughout the United States.

NB3 Foundation serves 100% Native American populations and tribal nations, each with its own culture, language, history and traditions. NB3 Foundation is designed to provide tribes and Native American communities with the tools, information and inspiration needed to create sustainable change in their own communities that benefit their children’s health.

Since its launch in 2005, NB3 Foundation has established its reputation and track record nationally in the development of evidence-based programming, research and “boots-on-the-ground” programming.  NB3 Foundation is one of the few national Native providers of intermediary funds to tribal communities and Native organizations engaged in youth health, physical activity and leadership development.

NB3F is funded by foundations, tribes, and individuals. We achieve change through our network of partnering organizations and individuals across the country dedicated to improving the quality of life of Native American children.

The two signature programs of NB3 Foundation are 1.) Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures and 2.) NB3FIT