We know that COVID-19 disproportionately affects indigenous communities so we've complied a list of resources for folks adversely impacted by the virus.
Do you not see a valuable resource on here that you feel should be?
Are you someone who is in need of crowdfunding assistance?
Please contact us.
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We know that the COVID-19 Resource listing is quite expansive. We recognize that each and every effort takes much effort, time, and planning so we would like to honor that by encouraging our visitors to read through all the efforts and make a decision on which to donate to or to promote.
New Mexico; Inter-Tribal
ABQ Mutual Aid is a coalition of local organizations and individuals working to protect our at-risk community members during the COVID-19 emergency in New Mexico.
U.S. National; Inter-Tribal
With the closure of colleges and universities many students are facing serious challenges and have only a short window of time to make alternative living arrangements. Please join American Indian Science and Enginering Society (AISES) in offering urgent support to Native American/Indigenous students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The T3 Fund will allow AISES to provide Native American/Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic a one-time scholarship of $500.
Duluth, MN; Inter-Tribal
American Indian Community housing Organization honors the resiliency of Native American people by strengthening communities and centering Indigenous values in all aspects of their work; they provide housing and supportive services while also managing arts, cultural, and food sovereignty initiatives in Duluth, MN.
United States, Inter-Tribal
Students across the nation and abroad are facing uncertainty and turmoil amidst the spread of coronavirus. We are committed to working with each student to ensure they are in a safe and healthy environment, but we need your help to make this a reality. We are calling on you to join us as we offer urgent support to all American Indian Graduate Center students.
American Indian Graduate Center has established this fund with NO indirect costs. Every dollar donated to this fund will be utilized directly for student support and relief.
Bluff, Utah; Navajo Nation; Ute Mountain Ute
For those that are unable to leave their homes because of COVID-19, were are here for you. We are offering support for individuals and families in greater Bluff area as they are available, including: Deliveries, food, water, firewood, diapers, toilet paper, hygiene products, help applying for unemployment benefits, and information.
This service is free but we need your help to make these deliveries possible! Please lend your support to our campaign to help the communities of Bluff, the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation, and White Mesa areas!
Navajo Nation; Gallup, NM
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) is uniquely positioned to contribute to the immediate and long-term response to COVID-19. Their approach of working alongside tribal leaders, their close connections to leading COVID-19 responders,
and their strong relationships within the communities where we work, enable them to effectively mobilize high-impact programs to help measure the spread of the virus and ensure social support for affected families and communities. Working with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and the Navajo Nation government, COPE is bridging the gap by providing supplies to families in quarantine, protective gear to health workers, and public communications support.
The COPE team is coordinating and implementing a multi-faceted action plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in both Gallup, New Mexico where our office is based as well as the surrounding tribal lands. COPE is working in the following areas:
Inter-Tribal; U.S. National
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is responding daily to a high volume of requests from our reservation partners, who are requesting food, water, toilet paper, sanitizer and other essentials to weather the coronavirus pandemic. PWNA drivers are working the maximum hours allowed by DOT (Dept. of Transportation) to ensure vital supplies get to those in need on the reservations. But so many orders are going out that our warehouses are running low and we need your help to replenish! Please donate today.
Inter-Tribal; U.S. National
Created by John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, this effort is working to help contain the virus, protect families from infection, and get urgently needed food, cleaning supplies, and other materials to families in need. Their workforce of more than 200 people are now delivering food, water and other supplies to families in tribal communities including the Navajo Nation through our community health worker model.
Their mobile food truck has also been repurposed for delivering supplies.
Makes checks payable to:
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
415 N. Washington Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
Inter-Tribal; U.S. National; Canada National; South America
Founded by the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), the are urgently requesting your help to meet the call from their grassroots base to quickly move mutual aid funding into the hands of our community-based Indigenous peoples from the U.S. and Canada (Central and South America on a case-by-case basis), who are experiencing loss of income, lay-off, and financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small grants up to $2,000 are being extended to grassroots organizations and Indigenous brothers and sisters organizing mutual aid in their communities for three purposes:
Inter-Tribal; American Indian; Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian; California; New Mexico; Pacific Northwest; New York; Navajo Nation; Hopi
First Nations Development Institute is responding to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian community emergency needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize the risk of Native communities becoming collateral damage.
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is designed to distribute funds efficiently and swiftly to Native nonprofit organizations and tribal programs that need it most. Initially, funds are being prioritized in high-concentration areas – California, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, New York, Navajo Nation, Hopi Nation and COVID-19 hotspots.
Navajo Nation; Dennehotso, AZ
Dennehotso Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is a grassroots collective (on and off the reservation) with a mission to help provide food and necessities to elders and families in need during this pandemic. Our focus is on the community of Dennehotso, AZ and surrounding area.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our Diné College students and the Navajo Nation hard, exposing and stressing an already fragile support system. Faced with the lack of computers, access to the internet, food insecurity, unstable housing, financial needs, and limited access to health care and medicine, the toll is mounting. The well-being of our college community is our highest priority. Donate to the ‘Warrior Protection Fund’ to reach our vulnerable students.
The Warrior Protection Fund will help students with the emergency needs of living and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diné College and 7 others are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Dine College. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
Pueblo of Zuni
Donations for mobile pantry for our Zuni community who are affected by COVID-19. Right now, the focus us on elderly who are not getting assistance and have no other means from family to support them. They are helping elderly in high need.
In coordination with the Far Eastern Navajo chapters, the Torreon Community Alliance request your support to help these communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds would purchase critical sanitation supplies/ food supplies for the most needy of the communities. This project is meant to immediately supplement and support the local Navajo Governmental Chapters response and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make checks payable to:
"Torreon Community Alliance"
PO Box 1054
Cuba, NM 87013
Created by Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc., they are are raising and mobilizing funds for the Flicker Fund to direct critical resources to the most vulnerable in our already challenged communities. The Flicker Fund provides direct grant support to stressed Indigenous communities on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, where some are already facing issues of hunger, lack of access to water, and unable to secure basic hygiene and material supplies needed for everyday life.
Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Arizona, the Tribe has had to temporarily suspend tourism within the Reservation in order to protect Tribal Members from the spread of this pandemic. Thus, the tourism revenues the Tribe relies upon to run its government, and its Tribal Members depend upon to feed their families and their animals, has been disrupted.
Please consider making a donation to ensure that the Havasupai People and their animals have the food and the Personal Protection Equipment that they need to remain in their communities and be protected from exposure to the Coronavirus and COVID-19. Prevention is paramount because the Tribe does not have a permanent doctor or nurse on the Reservation, and they do not have a single ventilator or hospital bed. With such a small Tribe, the spread of this disease within the Canyon and Supai Camp could be devastating to the Tribal community and to the continued viability of the Havasupai People. Any contribution will help and will be greatly appreciated by the Tribe and the Havasupai People.
Flagstaff, AZ; Inter-Tribal
Indigenous Action (IA/originally Indigenous Action Media) was founded on August 25th, 2001 to provide strategic communications and direct action support for Indigenous community’s sacred lands defense. They are a radical volunteer crew of anti-colonial & anti-capitalist Indigenous media makers & agitators that work together on a project by project basis for liberation for Mother Earth and all her beings.
Indigenous Circle of Wellness, is a Native Woman owned and operated group private practice that provides culturally inclusive mental health counseling and wellness support. Our office is located in Los Angeles, but our services are offered throughout the state of California. We are raising funds to assist community members with paying for quality mental health counseling services with us.
K’é Infoshop is a self-funded Indigenous community organizing space in the capitol of the Navajo Nation. Besides creating a safer space to have critical discourse and provide mutual aid towards the health and well-being of Indigenous people, K’é Infoshop do every-day actions such as:
K’é Infoshop receive no grants and don't intend to seek a non-profit status since they believe strongly in the autonomy needed to do their work. K’é Infoshop are indigenous feminists seeking to rejuvenate and liberate Dinétah (Navajo Territory).
* Please note – the K’e Infoshop is only accepting donations to help offset operating expenses at this time.
Flagstaff, AZ; Inter-Tribal
Kinłani/Flagstaff Mutual Aid is an all-volunteer community response to the threat of Covid-19. We have organized a hub to coordinate volunteers to collect and distribute necessary resources to those most vulnerable in our community and support unsheltered relatives. This group is created for autonomous relief organizing based on the principles of mutual aid, solidarity, and direct action.
The primary ‘Lummi COVID-19 Response’ areas of focus: Field hospital, medical and public health operations. Homelessness, shelter, displaced and transition people. Food security, childcare, students, college students, young parents, infants & children, expectant mothers, transportation, medial services and appointments, and the list goes on.
Rooted in relationships of mutuality and equity, Liberated Capital gives through a reparations model that trusts and supports the leadership of those most impacted by historical and systemic racism. The fund welcomes support from individuals at all levels of giving who are committed to collectively healing the wounds of colonialism and white supremacy by using money as medicine to shape an equitable future.
Join Liberating Capital in supporting a fund that can help us all be courageous in moving resources together, undertaking the long process of healing required to restore balance so that all communities can flourish.
Checks: Make checks payable to "Social Good Fund"
Include the purpose "Grapevine DAF: Liberated Capital: A Decolonizing Wealth Fund"
Mail checks to:
Social Good Fund
12651 San Pablo Ave, #5473
Richmond, CA 94805- 4021"
Oglala Lakota; Pine Ride Reservation
Pine Ridge Reservation is at a higher risk of becoming a "hot spot" for COVID-19. With staggering numbers of individuals with chronic illnesses and lack of infrastructure, it is extremely important to take measures that are beneficial to everyone, including making sure everyone has a reusable cloth mask.
We created this campaign for everyone to contribute at various impact levels. Be sure to review the ways you can make an impact and please share this page with your family and friends.
Your involvement is critical to our success in flattening the cure and making sure we are protecting our communities. Thank you again for your help.
Through the McKinley Mutual Aid, a Health & Help network for the McKinley Community of Northwest New Mexico, Indigenous Life Ways and several other organizations are collaborating to gain funding to help their at-risk elders and families Geographically, their service area includes all communities of McKinley County including the Sovereign Indigenous Nations of the Navajo (Diné ) & Zuni (Ashiwi) peoples, as well as those neighboring communities on the borders.