Native Youth on the Move Initiative launched
In partnership with Nike N7 Fund, launched Native Youth on the Move Initiative, a collective impact approach to increasing physical activity and play among Native youth in the Albuquerque area.
NB3 Foundation reaches giving milestone, $4 million in 4 years!
$4 million given in 4 years though 117 grants to Native-led nonprofits and tribal nations in 15 states.
NB3 Foundation launches NB3FIT
A new youth leadership and sports-centered program dedicated to promoting healthy, active living among Native youth through physical activity and youth leadership development opportunities.
NB3 Foundation 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.
NB3 Foundation launches a national grantmaking initiative
- Formally known as “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.
Johns Hopkins University evaluates of NB3 Foundation’s work
Johns Hopkins University evaluation of NB3 Foundation’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 NB3 Foundation programs.
Publishes white paper on the impact of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes on Native American children in New Mexico
NB3 Foundation 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.
Receives the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy
Since 2008, raised more than $4.5 million from the NB3 Foundation’s signature golf fundraiser events.