National Relief Charities Overview
Target demographics: To read more about where we work and how we work, visit www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageNavigator/howwework.
Direct beneficiaries per year: NRC partners with over 1,000 reservation programs year-round.
Geographic areas served: Over 50 American Indian reservations across 10 states in the Northern Plains and the Southwest
Programs: NRC's support is designed to fit the diverse needs of reservation communities. Over 70% of donations go toward programs. We focus primarily on: 1) Health & Wellness to counterbalance the necessity of crisis-focused healthcare by the Indian Health Service, and to support community-based initiatives for prevention, detection, wellness, education, and healthy life choices; 2) Food & Water to trim back the predominance of food insecurity and contaminated water, and to offset the resulting health risks by providing a variety of fresh, staple, and frozen foods and bottled water for healthy nutrition; 3) Emergency & Medical Services to assist as first responders during environmental disasters, and to help reduce risk related to winter, summer, housing, isolation, remoteness, lack of access, and lack of transportation; and 4) Scholarships & Higher Education to create more opportunities for Native American students to complete high school and a college degree or professional credential. We do all of this and more through our eight programs.