We know that COVID-19 disproportionately affects indigenous communities so we've complied a list of resources for folks adversely impacted by the virus.
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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.
Minneapolis, MN; Inter-Tribal
During this difficult time with the COVID-19 crisis, helping Native American families access equitable, high quality care is more critical than ever. An uncertain economy means individuals are not having their important healthcare needs met. Help Native American Community Clinic keep their facility operating to full capacity, providing vital services for the Twin Cities Native American Community.
Navajo Nation; Hopi
Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund wants to help these the elderly, high risk individuals, and families with children, to gain access to the food and water (1/3 of Navajo residents do not have running water) and other essential items they will need to weather this pandemic, such as food, personal protective equipment, and diapers. Their goal is to help the elderly (especially those raising their grandchildren), the immunocompromised and mobility impaired, single parents, and struggling families by helping them buy groceries, water, health supplies, and necessary items so they (and their vulnerable communities) can be protected from exposure to the virus by engaging volunteers to make these purchases and deliver them to a safe transfer location for their beneficiaries. They are also helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 on these reservations by engaging volunteers to sew masks for medical workers and first responders on Navajo and Hopi. They will also use these funds to help purchase the fabric for these masks. In addition, they will invest in a media campaign to urge folks to stay home and socially distance, and to embrace sterilization practices. The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is led by enrolled Navajo and Hopi tribal members.
Albuquerque, NM; Navajo; Inter-Tribal
In response to the immediate need on Navajo Nation and surrounding tribes to protect against COVID-19 spread, Navajo and Tribal Clinical Relief Support are requesting donations to help supplies reach healthcare workers and those caring for sick family members in tribal communities in the Southwest. Tribal communities and hospitals are facing delays in receiving federal assistance and need supplies now.
Funds will be used to purchase hand sanitizer, personal protective equipment (PPE), and to supply fabric for sewing requested gowns and masks.
They will also be using funds from this campaign to respond to other needs as requested by area hospitals and nurses. At such time when supply to area hospitals are met, additional donations will go to provide diapers and other essential items to families effected by the virus.
The Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund has been established to help the Navajo Nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Navajo Nation’s only official COVID-19 fundraising and donation effort.
The Navajo Nation is accepting monetary and non-monetary donations to address immediate medical and community needs. Charitable donations to the Navajo Nation are deductible by the donor for federal income, estate, and gift tax purposes
The Navajo Nation’s Health Command Center has established a Donation Branch to coordinate donations to the Nation. Attorney General Doreen N. McPaul serves as the Donation Branch Chief, and she has tasked the Department of Justice to staff this effort and respond to donation inquiries. Monetary donations are coordinated with the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller and non-monetary donations are coordinated with the Health Command Center’s Operations and Logistics Sections, depending on the type of donation, quantity, and delivery date.
All donations are documented on an ICS 213 form for FEMA reporting purposes and to ensure compliance with tribal law.
Navajo Nation; New Mexico; South Dakota
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation has created the NB3 Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. This donor driven fund will support two primary areas within Native American communities:
Over the next several weeks, this COVID-19 Response Fund will directly support families and children living within the Navajo Nation, New Mexico and tribes in South Dakota. The key is “directly.” Your funds will not go to overhead, bureaucracies or middlemen. NB3 Foundation will identify on-the-ground needs and directly support these areas. Every cent given will help families in need.
U.S. National; Inter-Tribal
The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country. NDN’s intent is to quickly distribute resources to frontline organizations, Tribes, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.
New Mexico; Inter-Tribal
Provides emergency grants to tribal communities and organizations to bring food, water, and other emergency supplies to some of the hardest-hit families and communities impacted by COVID-19 across the Navajo, Apache, and Pueblos of New Mexico and beyond.
Northern Cheyenne military societies are volunteering as security making sure the curfew order is enforced starting at 8 pm each night and ensuring no through traffic exits the highway and into their towns, but they need masks, gas, water, and food. Families who are struggling in the best of times are now faced with having to stock up on food and supplies for an unknown duration of time. Aside from a little local trading post, the nearest stores are 100 miles away. They are trying to keep our elders and vulnerable ones safe at home, but the reality is overcrowded housing is the norm. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are nowhere to be found. Stimulus money has not yet reached them yet.
Their communities need more resources to effectively protect their people. Join Northern Cheyenne in raising funds for Cheyenne communities as we prepare for COVID-19 in their homeland.
Your tax-deductible gift will provide immediate financial support so essential food, medicines, masks, gas, shelter, and other supplies make it to Cheyenne communities.
The Northern Diné COVID-19 Relief Effort (NDCVRE) is a community coalition that has brought together community stakeholders and volunteer service groups, government, and the private sector to provide community food and essential supply relief for the community in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. They are collecting donations to provide care packages to families with food, water, firewood, livestock and domestic animal feed, baby essentials, educational materials for children, personal protective equipment, and assistance to local families and ranchers. NDCVRE primarily serves the Shiprock Chapter area and neighboring communities in the Northern Navajo region upon request. Shiprock Chapter is by far the largest chapter at an estimated 12,000 residents.
Northern Diné is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Indian Country Grassroots Support. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
Send Checks to:
NDCVRE c/o Indian Country Grassroots Support 913 N Orchard Ave, Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: email@example.com | English 505-226-3073 or Navajo 505-427-008
First responders, medical personnel, and other essential employees on the Navajo Nation are in dire need of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to keep themselves and others safe. They have been regularly sending fabric masks from Phoenix to Tuba City and Kayenta. such as fabric face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, bleach, disinfectants, and cleaning supplies. These items were immediately distributed to EMTs, government employees delivering food to elders, hospital workers, and other essential employees.
They want to continue purchasing items in bulk in Phoenix to send to Tuba City and Kayenta (two of the main hot spots on the Navajo Nation) every Friday. The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (which they have already made multiple deliveries to) serves both the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Nation.
Fundraising to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies for Healthcare providers on the Navajo Nation.
Help to provide Native American communities and medical staff personal protection equipment (PPE) including N95, KN95 and surgical masks, gowns, gloves, medical-grade disinfectant liquids and wipes, medical equipment, and other community needs. Every dollar we raise will go to those most in need.
Pueblo Action Alliance is proud to announce the collaboration with our relatives Seeding Sovereignty and Orenda Tribe for the Indigenous Impact Rapid Response Initiative. In light of the global pandemic COVID- 19, it's clear our communities are the last ones to be considered in terms of the effects and impacts upon our people, land and life ways. Throughout history we have always been self-reliant and self-sufficient in how we come together and support one another. We continue practicing being good neighbors through a number of traditional core values.
The initiative and participating partners are working hard to provide a few different types of mutual aid. Those being sewn protective masks, healthy meal kits for elders and families, and also getting monetary donations directly to those in need. Lastly, getting indigenous authored books to quarantined students is also being coordinated.
In an effort to meet the most critical needs of the 20 Pueblo Nations during the COVID-19 crisis, the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC), have created and are administering a Pueblo Relief Fund.
The donations to the Pueblo Relief Fund will be used to immediately begin addressing supply and service needs of the Pueblos in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and lower the infection rate among tribal members. These needs include essential disinfecting supplies, personal protective equipment, and food distribution. APCG and IPCC will use the funds to immediately begin purchasing these essential items and delivering them to the Pueblos for distribution to tribal members.
Inter-Tribal; U.S. National
Return to the Heart is identifying and supporting urgent safety needs of Indian Country including: Rapid Covid Tests and Personal Protective Equipment supplies (N95 masks, face shields, gloves, Tyvek suits, cots, disinfection wipes, hand sanitizer); identifying, connecting, and supporting traditional healers for mental health, spiritual, and cultural information access; supporting restorative and regenerative strategies that support farming efforts to reclaim and repair traditional territories to provide food and medicine.
Navajo Nation; Pueblo
Seeding Sovereignty, in conjunction with Orenda Tribe and Pueblo Action Alliance, are providing on the ground support to the Navajo Nation and the Pueblos of New Mexico daily. Their initiate is actively:
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) is raising funds to assist families who need safe, clean, dignified homes. You can help by donating today.COVID 19 has taken a large toll on Navajo Nation, and particularly on it's most vulnerable populations. Many are left without safe spaces in which to "shelter at home," and are without running water and electricity.
Eastern Shoshone; Northern Arapaho; Wind River Reservation
We are asking for help not just to show up if COVID-19 takes a turn for the worst in our community but to use this opening to explore the possibilities of self sustainability in the midst of having our water and land ...
Flagstaff, AZ; Inter-Tribal
Taala Hooghan is an Indigenous-established, community based and volunteer-run collective dedicated to creatively confronting and overcoming social and environmental injustices in the occupied territories of Flagstaff and surrounding areas. They are restoring and redefining knowledge and information in ways that will be meaningful to our communities.
Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women. The name “Tewa Women United” comes from the Tewa words wi don gi mu which can be translated as “we are one” in mind, heart, and in the spirit of love for all. Tewa Women United was incorporated for educational, social and benevolent purposes, specifically for the ending of all forms of violence against Native Women and girls, Mother Earth and to promote peace in New Mexico.
Seattle, WA; Inter-Tribal
Chief Seattle Club will help relatives depending on them for their basic needs and will keep their doors open seven days a week as long as they can maintain a safe and clean environment. They are looking for donations of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies; They are also in need of financial support. Many of their staff have children, and with schools closed, they are hoping to raise funds to help support their staff who will soon run out of vacation and sick leave.
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The Hopi Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund offers aid to local villages, organizations and individuals with the intent to serve and distribute supplies and resources to a group in most critical need such as low-income, elders, single-parents, or disabled, with little or no access to transportation in areas of:
The new Zuni-run service delivers food to 265 families currently under quarantine. This eliminates community spread, by Zunis not having to leave their homes to shop and further expose themselves, and others, to potential contagion.
The Keshi Foundation will make direct deposits to a dedicated Zuni Tribal account in Zuni Pueblo for the Emergency Mobile Pantry. All financial donations go to support Keshi Foundation projects. We have no administrative costs; we're all volunteers here. Your donation will make a difference to people in Zuni Pueblo.
Tuba City, AZ; Navajo Nation; Hopi
Like all hospitals nationwide, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. is working to ensure an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions from donors like you ensure we can continue to provide the highest-quality care to you, your family and our community during this unprecedented time.
Utah; Navajo Nation
Providing medical and dental needs for rural communities in southeastern Utah.
Utah Navajo Health System are a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization with the IRS, which means your donation to us qualifies as tax deductible.
Utah; Navajo Nation
We Are Navajo's goal is to halt the spread of COVID-19 on the Utah Navajo reservations by encouraging the senior community to stay home by minimizing the need to leave for groceries and supplies. By engaging volunteers to practice proper protocol and wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) during deliveries, they can further ensure the health and safety of the community.