Video on Hope, Security & A Sense of Belonging for Native Americans
You may not easily remember what happened in 1831, but for Native Americans, it’s still happening now.
This new video by the Herbert Brothers helps you understand why. The video touches on real people living on Native American reservations. We see their smiles and their struggles with day to day life and what it is like for them. It is one thing to never forget what happened. It’s another thing entirely to always remember. View the video
|Strong in tradition and values, but|
lacking in resources.
National Relief Charities (NRC) is a nonprofit dedicated to quality of life for Native Americans living on remote and poverty-stricken reservations in the Plains and Southwest. American Indians are the most underserved group in the United States.
Our mission is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."
Our Impact: Our customers are tribal and other programs that are located and operated on the reservations we serve. These are our Program Partners. They are in the best position to know the people and the needs in their communities.
We form long-term partnerships with these programs to work toward their self-determined goals, and our effectiveness with our charitable mission is tied to their effectiveness. To measure this, we collect annual and ongoing feedback from our Program Partners. Their reports show that NRC has a positive impact on their programs and communities:
- Effectiveness — 89% of Program Partners self-report being more effective with their program goals
- Enhanced Services — 92% of Program Partners self-report having the ability to provide a higher quality of services to their participants
- Program Savings — 91% of Program Partners report saving to a great extent in funding that they can use in other areas of their program
- Community Involvement — Every service that NRC delivers has an earning and learning component. We involve the people being served in the delivery of the service, affording them dignity, confidence, self-esteem, and a way to give back to their communities. Our Program Partners recruit hundreds of volunteers each year, knowing that change comes from within and that involvement supports change at an individual and community level.
You can learn more about NRC results in our Annual Report and Charting Impact report. National Relief Charities relies on a tried and true program model that ensures we are able to deliver consistent and reliable support to our Program Partners. You can learn more about our program model and measurement in our Effectiveness report.
How We Help Partners Improve Quality of Life: We provide opportunities year-round that help over 1,000 reservation Program Partners better serve their communities.
Working together, NRC and our Program Partners are improving quality of life for about one quarter of a million Native Americans each year.
NRC's approach to working in Indian country is time-tested. We also bring cultural competency to the field. Every member of our program team has experience working on the reservations.
We bring respect and support to our partner programs. When Native American partners work with National Relief Charities and achieve good results, it helps them be seen as strong leaders in their communities, which paves the way for future community impact.
NRC has three strands of services that support our partners and further our mission. Program Partners who volunteer to work with NRC participate in a variety of services in these core areas:
Collectively, these services ensure basic and immediate aid, capacity building with partner agencies and communities, and long-term, sustainable solutions that help partner agencies transform their communities.
LAST YEAR: Requests for Aid: 5,793 | Shipments of Aid: 5,838 | People Served: 423,052