The NB3 Foundation’s Community Empowerment (national grantmaking) is designed to provide Native American communities, tribes and Native-led organizations with resources, tools, information and inspiration needed to create measurable impact and sustainable change in their own communities that benefit their children’s health. NB3 Foundation approaches its grantmaking by recognizing that Native American communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to address Native children’s health. By employing a variety of funding pathways, communities are able to focus their efforts at the levels they believe would have the most impact.
Strengthening Community Knowledge: Grants to support organization skill building that can contribute to more effectively addressing Native American children’s health.
Community Health Assessments and Planning: Grants to better understand their community’s landscape of Native American children’s health as it relates to healthy weight and physical activity.
Direct Programming: Grants to support existing promising programs that are supporting Native American children’s health, specifically through youth development, nutrition and physical activity.
Policy, Systems & Environmental Change: Grants to identify and implement community driven health promotion strategies that are seeking to address long-term change.