The New Mexico Foundation, in partnership with Groundworks NM and local, regional, and national foundations, awarded grants to 12 Native-led organizations in Phase 1 of the Native American Recovery Fund Zone Grant (NARFZG).
This is a unique funding structure supporting Native-led recovery projects in the following areas: Family Economic Security, Health Systems, Local Food Systems, Opportunity Youth, and Water Resilience. The NARFZG uniquely aggregates funding from multiple local, regional, and national foundations to support Native-led efforts to build back better following the pandemic. This fund is part of a philanthropic effort to support Native American communities, which are vastly underrepresented in charitable giving nationally.
The NARFZG is now launching Phase 2 of its effort, seeking to raise an additional $1 million from New Mexico donors to fund additional Native-led work and build a deeper network of support for these projects. Those interested in making direct contributions to the Native American Recovery Fund Zone Grant can learn more by visiting the New Mexico Foundation website.