|The most important thing NRC provides for the reservations is hope.|
NRC has been serving Native Americans for nearly 25 years. We are the only charity to work on about 65 reservations year-round.
We have a strong network of over 1,000 partnerships with reservation programs. NRC works through these partners to bring much-needed relief to over 300,000 Native Americans who live in their reservation communities. The most important thing NRC provides for the reservations is hope.
NRC is unique in several ways. We have a highly effective warehouse and distribution system that lets us truck over 5 million pounds of material aid each year — to remote reservation communities that most Americans never see and most organizations cannot reach. The goods we ship make their way directly into the hands of the Native American people who need them.
NRC’s approach brings several other important benefits to those who work with us. The fact that our Program Partners are Native Americans who live and work on the reservations gives us added reach into reservation communities, along with insights on how to work effectively on the reservations.
These partnerships helped us evolve "The NRC Way" and our guiding principles of stewardship, volunteerism, and respect. NRC strives to be a consistent resource for Indian country and to provide the right goods at the right time and in the right way.
|NRC is more a partnership than a charity.|
More a Partnership Than a Charity
Much of NRC's work centers around material aid, educational support, and onsite services that afford immediate relief to economically-depressed reservations.
Our service area is concentrated in nine priority states, which encompass Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Navajo, and over 75 reservations with a high need for basic necessities. To make a difference in such a wide service area, NRC relies on the generosity of concerned Americans and also on businesses that are able to make grants or donate goods in bulk.
Typically, product donations take the form of basic necessities, which are much needed in our remote communities.
|Both monetary and product donations|
increase the quality and quantity of goods that NRC provides.
NRC covers any cost of shipping the goods from wherever they are to our warehouse in South Dakota or Arizona. Monetary donations also help us purchase similar goods at volume discounts.
Both monetary and product donations increase the quality and quantity of goods that NRC provides and ultimately have a greater impact on quality of life for Native Americans. NRC delivers the donated and purchased goods to Program Partners, who distribute the goods in their communities. Everyone has a role to fill. That’s why we say: NRC is more a partnership than a charity.
We receive no government funding. We count solely on your support to meet our mission. To learn more about how you can help NRC, please visit Our Supporters or How To Help.