The New Mexico Foundation, in collaboration with local and national funding partners, nonprofits and government partners, launched the Native American Relief Fund in April 2020 to help get resources to the communities most in need. 

This fund provides emergency grants to tribal communities and non-profit 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 and Apache Nations, and Pueblos of New Mexico. 

Native American Relief Fund has raised $1,910,076 of the $3 million goal. Eighty grants have been made for a total of $1.8 million.

The graphic below shows the history of the Native American Relief Fund From April 2020 to February 2021. The pie chart shows the designations of the Native American Relief Fund grants by category.

Native American Relief Fund Grant Recipients May 2020 – February 2021

  • Pueblo of Acoma
  • Pueblo of Isleta
  • Pueblo of Jemez
  • Pueblo of Laguna
  • Ohkay Owingeh
  • Picuris Pueblo
  • Pueblo of San Felipe
  • Pueblo of San Ildefonso
  • Pueblo of Sandia
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana
  • Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Pueblo of Tesuque
  • Pueblo of Zia
  • Pueblo of Zuni
  • Pueblo de Cochiti
  • Nambe Pueblo
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque
  • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
  • Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Mescalero Apache Tribe
  • Navajo Nation
  • Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Collective Medicine grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Dream Diné Charter School grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Dzil Ditl’ooí School of Empowerment, Action & Perseverance grant serving Navajo Nation
  • ECHO, Inc. grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Fort Defiance Housing Corporation grant serving Navajo Nation
  • IGW Children’s Hope Foundation, Inc. grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Pueblo Relief Fund (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center) grants serving 19 Pueblos of New Mexico
  • Indigenous Life Ways grant serving Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo
  • Indigenous Rights Center grant serving Navajo Nation and 19 Pueblos of New Mexico
  • Indigenous Ways grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Laguna Community Foundation grant serving Laguna Pueblo
  • Laguna Rainbow Corporation grants serving Laguna Pueblo
  • Lightning Boy Foundation grant serving Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Tesuque, Santa Clara, and Taos Pueblos
  • MoGro Mobile Grocery grant serving Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Tesuque, Santa Clara, and Taos Pueblos
  • National Indian Youth Leadership Project grants serving Navajo Nation, Five Sandoval Pueblos, Zuni, Santa Fe Indian School, and the Native American Community Academy
  • Native American Community Academy grant serving Laguna, Zia, Zuni, and Santo Domingo Pueblos
  • Native American Student Service – SFPS grant serving Native students in Santa Fe Public School District
  • Native Health Initiative grant serving Native Americans living in Albuquerque
  • Navajo Family Voices grant serving Navajo Nation
  • New Mexico Community Capital grant serving Santa Clara Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Santa Ana Pueblo, and Zuni Pueblo
  • New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute grant serving Navajo Nation
  • Pueblo of Laguna Utility Authority grants serving Laguna Pueblo
  • San Juan Collaborative for Health Equity grants serving Navajo Nation
  • Santa Fe Indigenous Center grants serving Navajo Nation, Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Tesuque, Santa Clara, and Taos Pueblos
  • Seeded Sisters grant serving Jemez Pueblo
  • Six Directions Indigenous School grant serving Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo
  • Zuni Youth Enrichment Project grant serving Zuni Pueblo