Our foundation has supported Eve’s Fund, in both the injury prevention program and the scholarship program, for over 10 years. It is so inspiring to read the biographies and comments of the student recipients of these scholarships to the Navajo Preparatory School. We can easily see how our contributions are being used and it is uplifting to know we are able to help these students expand their life experiences. The level of involvement and the dedication of the Crowell family to the management of the Fund and expansion of its areas of service for the Navajo youth, are impressive. It has been heart-warming getting to know the Crowell family through the years, and seeing the love they have for Eve and Navajo population served by the Fund. Eve’s Fund is truly making a difference in the health and well being of the Navajo population it serves and we will continue our support of Eve’s Fund for many years to come.
Eve wanted to do so much for the people around her and she was someone who did it once she said she was. However, Eve could not complete her mission. She had a lot of grit which matched her personality well. Eve has helped so many people and Barabare (Eve's mom) is proud of her each day because of how Eve's fund has made positive impacts on people. I am one of those people. Eve's Fund has allowed me to continue my education and finish strong. Eve's Fund had contributed well to Navajo Preparatory School where I had recently graduated from. As a Native American, education is key and I thank Eve and Barabara for their support in my education. To this day, I still keep in contact with Barabara and it's nice to know that someone continues to keep up with what I am doing.
Again, I want to thank Eve's Fund for doing what they do. Eve would have been so happy to see the many people she has touched and we will remember her through Eve's Fund. I will continue to support Eve's Fund.
Eve Crowell’s spirit and, all too short, life continues through Eve’s Fund, the non-profit created in her memory by her parents almost 16 years ago. Over 60,000 children and teens living on or near the Navajo Nation have been positively impacted by the organization’s programs and initiatives, all aimed at promoting hope and wellness. I have experienced the commitment of the Crowell family toward this mission and see how dedicated they are are in staying involved in all aspects of managing and marketing Eve’s Fund. I support Eve’s Fund and definitely believe that it is a #GreatNonProfit.
Once again, Eve’s Fund is deserving of being named a #GreatNonProfit . The founders of Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives, the late Dr. Robert Crowell and Barbara Crowell Roy, established the Eve’s Fund scholarship program in 2011 to honor the memory of their daughter Eve Erin Crowell and to address the significant educational needs of high school students on the Navajo Nation. With increasing support each year, the scholarships have helped students so that they may succeed in high school, college and life beyond. Student are also empowered to take on leadership roles in their chosen careers and hopefully, return to become contributing members of the Navajo Nation. Navajo Prep School thanks Eve’s Fund for this generous annual support which helps students receive a quality education. The ongoing financial commitment from Eve’s Fund has allowed our students to thrive. Ahéhee’ Eve’s Fund for believing in our students and providing support as they strive to graduate from Navajo Prep and pursue higher education.
We feel it is a great privilege to be able to partner with Navajo Prep School and know how much the students and parents appreciate our support. We've tried to go well beyond just supporting the school but getting to know the awardees, their families and the wonderful faculty at Prep. We have been graciously acknowledged and welcomed by everyone at the school.
I tremendously admire Barbara Crowell Roy (Eve's mom) who works tirelessly to improve the lives of the young people on the Navajo Nation as a living testament to the memory of her daughter Eve Erin Crowell. Eve had a strong connection with and a committed desire to help at-risk youth and especially those with disabilities. I joined with Barbara's family and many friends to applaud her when the Phoenix Indian Center honored her and Eve's Fund with its "Friend of the Community Award" for Eve's Fund's outstanding leadership and commitment to improving health and wellness in the American Indian community. I wish her many more years of keeping Eve's memory alive through the important and much needed programs Eve's Fund provides.
I was good friends with Eve in college and saw her a few times when she moved to LA., but regrettably we lost touch in the early 2000’s. I have visited this site several times over the years when I think of her and am so grateful for the tribute that’s maintained here. She was an outstanding person, capable of anything. I hope the family is well, although I cannot imagine full recovery is ever really possible. Thank you again. I applaud the Crowell Family for keeping Eve’s memory alive through the important work of Eve’s Fund.
As creator of the recent Giving Heartbeat podcast on Apple, I chose Eve’s Fund for Native American Health and its co-founder Barbara Crowell Roy to be included as one of the stellar nonprofits in my launch episodes. Having become familiar with their well-managed programs, through my previous work with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, I knew about the incredible work they do on the Navajo Nation, especially in support of people with disabilities and injury prevention education through their ThinkFirst Navajo program. Eve’s Fund grew out of the anguish and grief of the Crowell Family losing their daughter Eve Erin Crowell in 2005. The organization is a true embodiment of how passion can be turned into action and obstacles into achievements. The initiatives they have created and supported meet all of the criteria of our Giving Heartbeat podcast values—Love, Respect, Compassion, Community. Eve’s’ Fund truly merits recognition as a #GreatNonProfit. Please listen to my podcast to learn more: https://tinyurl.com/y3j9wgk5.
Thank you Donna for this great opportunity to share our successes and our struggles with your listeners. Good luck with this amazing endeavor at this challenging time in the history of the universe—the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Ahéhee' Eve's Fund! Tribal Adaptive Organization—a non-profit organization made up of Native athletes supporting one another for a strong independent future— is so grateful for the support you provided to us as part of your Community Initiatives program. Your generous grant of our Tribal Adaptive Thunderbirds Sports Chair Basketball Team enabled us to complete our first ever official tournament at the University of Arizona in January of 2020 (before Covid-19). Thank you Eve's Fund for believing in the importance of sports for young people with disabilities. Sport has the remarkable ability to ignite the spark within that will become the guiding light for our players. We are truly grateful to Eve's Fund and all of its generous donors for caring about supporting American Indian youth with disabilities.
It is an honor and a privilege to be able to support Tribal Adaptive Organization. We are fortunate to have so many generous donors who believe in the work we are doing to promote hope and wellness across the Navajo Nation.
Eve's Fund is honored to be able to support Indian Country's First Wheelchair Basketball Team—the Southwest Thunderbirds. We know our daughter, Eve Erin Crowell,who was a strong advocate for people with disabilities would be proud of this initiative. Eve's mom, Barbara Crowell Roy
I chose to donate to Eve's Fund after she died in 2005 because the Navaho Nation was one of her main interests. Her parents wanted to carry on her legacy and have done so for 15 years. Starting from working on the safety of Navaho drivers who were often involved in serious car crashes and DUI's -usually without medical help - they branched out to providing helmets for children on bicycles, to children's books added to classrooms and homes, to car seats for newborns, to school supplies for teachers. Most outstanding were scholarships provided to capable students who wanted to further their education. I liked this variety in different ways to help people but it all costs money. No matter how many thousands of hours devoted to fund-raising nor how many persons agree to be volunteers, the demand is still greater than the supply. This fund deserves recognition for its past and present and, more importantly, support for its future.
We are grateful for you generous support over the past 15 years and know that you value the work we are doing in our beloved daughter Eve Erin Crowell's memory.
This small non-profit gets BIG results helping Native American children and youth living on the Navajo Nation. Their community-based programs provide injury prevention and education programs for kids, many living in poverty. I was amazed to learn of the high rate of disabling accidents on the Navajo Nation compared to the general population and the lower rate of usage of child car safety seats in vehicles. Eve's Fund new "Buckle Up Navajo Newborns" program was a natural for my support (they provide new infant car seats for families in need).
Thank you Ann for all of your kind support, both financially and with shared shared values and vision. We are grateful.
I have supported Eve's Fund's unique ThinkFirst Navajo Injury prevention program for the past 15 years because of its tireless efforts in teaching school children how to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries. I like the idea that ThinkFirst Navajo is a chapter of ThinkFirst—an international injury prevention organization that is committed to reducing traumatic injuries caused by vehicle crashes, violence, falls and sports. Keep up the good work Eve's Fund with this wonderful program!
Thank you Mr. Gates for you ongoing commitment to our efforts. Your ongoing support has enabled us to expand our program each year.
Eve’s Fund is committed to bettering the lives of the people of the Navajo Nation. Barbara Crowell Roy told me about Eve’s Fund several years ago. I’ve been a supporter ever since. This loving, transparent, well-run fund is making real changes to benefit the lives of Native Americans. I am proud to be a donor.
Eve's Fund is such a dedicated organization promoting wellness for Native Americans. They support all ages from infants to the elderly helping this important population thrive. I support this group with confidence knowing that the funds received will be put to good use.
Thank you so much for supporting the work we do in our beloved daughter Eve Erin Crowell's name and memory. We work hard to insure that donated funds go directly to support our programs for Native American youth and keep our administrative costs to a bare minimum.
It has been an honor to be involved with this great organization committed to promoting literacy, injury prevention and education for at-risk Native American youth. I have donated every year since Eve's Fund creation in 2005 because I believe that the organization is saving lives and bringing hope to Native American children and teens. The solid programs are evidenced-based and inspirational at the same time. The organization is well-managed and always seems to have an awareness of the Navajo culture and traditions which is important.
Thank you for taking the time to review Eve's Fund and for your ongoing financial commitment over the past 14 years! It has enabled us to grow and expand our youth programs in ways we never thought possible. Warm thanks from Eve's mom, Barbara Crowell Roy
Earlier this year, I was honored to be able to attend the Navajo Preparatory School's awards banquet. I enjoyed meeting and speaking with the families of Eve's Fund Scholarship winners. Many families had traveled many miles to attend. (The distances on the Navajo Nation, the largest Reservation in the country, are vast.) Family members were proud of their student and grateful to Barbara Roy, Eve's Fund Director for the Scholarship. First hand I learned of the importance of the Scholarship to not only the student, but also to the family. In many instances, earning the Scholarship relieved a family's financial burden of paying tuition. The Scholarship made a huge difference in the financial well being of the recipient's family. As Barbara personally handed out the Scholarships, it was a joy to see my meager donation amplified many times in the broad smiles of recipients. I was assured my donation was managed responsibly.
We are grateful for donations of any amount and are putting every dollar to good use. Thanks to the generous financial support of Eve's family members, we are able to put 100% of your donations to our youth programs. Thank you for making a difference!
I believe in and support this wonderful organization that is saving young lives and teaching at-risk school children how to avoid preventable injuries. Our children are our future and deserve to live their lives to the fullest. Eve's Fund is committed to this mission. As long as I am able, I will support this organization in every way I can.
Thank you for you continued support and for believing in the work we are doing with at-risk Native American children. We have created our programs with love and in memory of our beloved daughter Eve Erin Crowell.
Eve's Fund does so many wonderful things for the Native American population. Scholarships, injury prevention and most recently, car seats for Native American children. Their focus is broad, but the work they do is very grassroots.
Thank you so much for your service to the board and for your ongoing support of Eve's Family.
As a former neurosurgeon in the Four Corners area I witnessed first hand the critical need for a program dedicated to addressing multiple safety initiatives on the Navajo reservation. Eve’s Fund however has exceeded my expectations in the number and quality of programs addressing issues such as
head trauma prevention and avoidance of spinal cord injuries. Although It was a privilege to provide care to native Americans , I’m particularly grateful to Eve’s Fund for their efforts at keeping
these extraordinary individuals simply neighbors rather than patients.
Thank you Doctor for your belief in the importance of the work Eve's Fund is doing through its ThinkFirst Navajo program. As well, we appreciate your ongoing moral and financial support of Eve's Fund and the Crowell family.
Eves Fund provides awesome prevention services for Navajo youth, the largest Indian reservation in the US, including suicide prevention, injury prevention regarding auto and bicycle safety, and scholarships for students, as well as partnering with other programs. They have proven to be an awesome ally to our National American Indian non-profit agency which conducts culture and resilience based training throughout Indian Country. We have partnered with them the past 15 years saving lives and strengthening cultural resiliency among hundreds of Navajo youth! They have dedicated their outstanding work in honor of their daughter Eve, whose loss, transformed their parents lives to provide opportunities to save the lives of Navajo youth from suicide and other related risk factors by offering hope and grace...We are proud to have the privilege to work with Eves Fund, now and in the future!
Thank you so much for your appreciation of the work we are doing with Native youth. We are also grateful for our partnership with your outstanding organization and happy that our missions and values are closely aligned. Let's keep doing what we do!
I am so impressed with the work this non-profit is doing to help at-risk Native American kids through their educational programs. I have known the founders, Eve Crowell's parents, Barbara and Bob for many years and know how devastating it was when Eve died tragically in 2005 at the age of 30. They both decided then and there to find a way to honor Eve's name and memory. Eve had a special place in her heart for Native American youth and Eve’s parent’s wanted to pay tribute to that part of Eve’s spirit. Since that time they have worked tirelessly to bring prevention programs to Navajo school children and to provide educational opportunities to Navajo high school students to provide a brighter future.
Thank you Ellen for your kind words and for all of the empathy and understanding you've shown us over the years. It means so much to us.
Eve Crowell was a woman of gifted intellect and extraordinary compassion. She possessed exquisite empathy for the plight of others who face adversity and personal challenges. Eve's Fund, established by her parents, is an exemplary organization and a fitting tribute to the memory of their beloved daughter. Eve's Fund provides educational, emotional and health-related support to the vulnerable youth of Navajo Nation. Since 2005, Eve's Fund has touched the lives of countless at-risk young people who might otherwise have been overlooked and whose wellbeing is very much at stake.
Eve would be deeply touched to know that deserving students of the Navajo Nation have been the beneficiaries of scholarships enabling them them to attend private secondary schools and receive a quality education. As a staunch advocate of education as a means to fulfillment and advancement, Eve would have viewed this initiative as the realization of a dream. Eve's Fund is a beacon of hope and holds the promise of a bright future for many in the Navajo community.
The Crowell Family has worked tirelessly on making their vision a reality. We have supported Eve's Fund since its inception and believe deeply in its mission. This organization is the antidote to cynicism and it's truly making a difference in the world.
Thank you Andrea for all of your years of support to Eve's Fund and the Crowell Family. Thank you too for believing in the work we are doing and for being such a staunch advocate for education. You are right, Eve would be proud knowing that her life was not in vain.
Without this amazing organization I wouldn't have got the chance to attend Navajo Preparatory School. My family was going through some financial hardships, but I'm so thankful I received the Eve's Fund scholarship to cover the yearly tuition. By attending Navajo Prep, it has equip me with skills to succeed in college and challenged me in all areas as a student. I've made some incredible friendships with students and teachers, that I'm sure I'll keep for a lifetime. I'm grateful that I attended Navajo Prep because if I didn't I wouldn't have been exposed to tons of awesome opportunities, rigorous course work and gained life skills that I continue to use today. I'm appreciative for the Eve's Fund generosity and the support they provide for Native students like myself, so they can also have the opportunity to attend Navajo Prep. This organization is changing lives and I'm a testament of that.
It really has been an honor to get to know you as one of our scholarship recipients and now as a college student at such a fine school. You can be a role model for many students coming up behind you—you have overcome immense obstacles to be where you are today and Eve's Fund is glad we could be a small part in making that happen. You have a great future ahead of you! Keep going for it!
This small organization has done a lot with a little - few resources magnified into great good works! Inspired by the interests and work of Eve Crowell, a brilliant light put out too soon, the Fund has carried out her mission by focusing on improving the health and reducing risky behavior among native peoples of the Southwest.
Thank you for your kind words and for all of your years of financial support of Eve's Fund and personal support to her family.
You will not find another organization more passionate about Indigenous youth than Eves Fund! They are committed to promoting safety, awareness and support in whatever way they can. As someone who has worked closely with this organization I feel fully confident in saying this is the real deal. Eves Fund is passionate and committed to making real viable changes in the lives of Native American youth and in my time with them I have personally witnessed the effect their programming and support has had on students from providing tuition scholarships to something as small as giving kids bike helmets so they can be safe. They are always working and always holding a steady vision.
Jeannette, Thank you so much for your kind words of support. I wish you lived closer to be able to help us out again. I am looking for more photos of Navajo children "buckled up" in car seats. If you have any old or current photos of your beautiful children in their seats, could you please send them to me so they can be included in our holiday fundraising campaign. Thanks.
Eve's fund provides an outlet for many Navajo people to give back to their communities. Whether it be through providing educational opportunities for youth seeking a better high school experience or a platform for people who have been injured in a serious accident to share their story. As someone who works with disabled Native Americans I am appreciative that there is a platform for them to give back through Eve's Fund's Think First program. For parent's to turn their own grief into healing through helping other's is a remarkable foundation for this well run Non Profit.
I wish I knew who wrote this but I am so appreciative of your kind words and grateful for you taking the time to review the work we are doing on the Navajo Nation. It has helped us keep moving forward after suffering the worst thing that can ever happen to parent. Love from Eve's mom.
Eve Erin Crowell would be so proud of the organization—Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives—that her parents Bob and Barbara started in her name and memory in 2005. Since that time they have developed and supported literacy, injury prevention and education programs for at-risk Navajo youth that have impacted more than 50,000 students across the Navajo Nation. Their largest program, ThinkFirst Navajo, addresses the high incidence of fatalities and catastrophic injuries in this population by teaching young people how to stay safe and avoid preventable injuries. They have also created an Eve’s Fund scholarship program to give deserving students a financial leg up in pursuing their educational goals. Eve is unforgettable to all of us who loved her but her legacy and memory continue through the work of Eve’s Fund.
Thank you for loving Eve and her family so much and for believing in the work we doing to keep at-risk kids safe.
This is an incredible organization with an even more incredible mission — to promote hope and wellness for young at-risk Native Americans living on and near the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
They accomplish this through their injury prevention, literacy, Native suicide prevention, and educational scholarship programs. They also provide funding to local organizations and programs that share their vision.
These are super important issues that are often overlooked or gone completely disregarded by the government.
We all know about the suffering our First Nation people have endured, but the truth is that it never ended.
You can make a difference, a real difference.
This mission means so much to me, as a donor. If I could donate more, I would!
Let’s pay it back to our beautiful Native peoples. Their children, just like any other American child, deserve to live and to prosper.
Thank you for your inspirational words and for your fundraising efforts. It means the world to us. You are obviously a young woman who believes in paying it forward and we are grateful. Warm thanks again.
Navajoland youth and families would like to extend a heartfelt AHE’HEE (thank you) to Eve’s Fund for all their support and efforts. Eve would be unbelievably proud of the above and beyond work her mom and dad have extended in making funding possible to organizations such as the all Navajo members of Boy Scouts Troop 928 of Red Mesa, AZ and scholarships to Native American youth as to allow them the opportunity to attend Navajo Prepatory school in Farmington, NM.
Furthermore, it is an absolute pleasure and honor to recognize Eve’s Fund for their commitment in their work and dedication within the ThinkFirst organization toward brain and spinal injury awareness and prevention in Native America. Our past Boys Scouts have some of their best memories handing out Eve’s Fund donated bicycle helmets and educating their peers while promoting the importance of this safety equipment.
Your impact is real and very much sincerely appreciated among the Diné (Navajo) Nation. May Bob and Barbara be blessed with the health, time, energy and motivation to continue this beautiful work. ♥️
Thank you so much Shelby for your kind words of support and appreciation of the work that Eve's Fund/ThinkFirst Navajo has been doing for the past 15 years. One of these days, I hope you will consider starting a Girl Scout troup in your area and we will sponsor it. That would be awesome!
A great help for children the need your Engagement. Thanks for your works
Thank you H. for all of your kind words and support. You understand the importance of the work we are doing.
Eve's Fund has made tremendous impact on our Navajo students who otherwise would not be able to benefit from an IB college preparatory education program. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 4%, the Navajo Nation unemployment rate is near 50%. Eve's Fund provides scholarship funding to students from Navajo communities. These promising students will be our next generation of leaders. Navajo Preparatory School and Eve's Fund share the value of a good education and I'm so grateful to the partnership we have established.
We are so grateful to be a partner with Navajo Prep and to be able to support the students in working toward their educational and career goals. Thanks for letting us be part of the Navajo Prep Community.
I was introduced to Eve's fund by Barbara Crowell Roy, its President and my good friend. I have long been impressed by the commitment of Eve's Fund to better the lives of those in the Navajo Nation, with a very low overhead. It does injury prevention and awards scholarships.
Being Eve's mom, Barbara does an extraordinary amount of work, without salary. Her commitment is unflagging.
These days, I contribute to Eve's Fund a couple of times each year because with an Eve's Fund donation, I can see where my money is going. I also like that Eve's Fund's work is targeted at a forgotten segment of our population.
You have been a big supporter of me and Eve's Fund. Not just as a donor but as a volunteer in helping us set up our donor base. That took hours of your time and commitment. A big hug and thanks to you.
I have had a close association with Eve's Fund for many years, The Crowell family, founders of the foundation, are wonderful people. The fund was established to honor their daughter, Eve. However, the true beneficiaries are the Natives they serve so well. One can be assured that every dollar donated to Eve's Fund will be well spent to further Native health and well being. I had the pleasure of beading bracelets for Eve's Fund using their logo. Thus, I know the foundation well and highly recommend it! I donate, so should you!
We are so honored to have your support and beautiful beaded artwork. Time to order more so we can give "gifts" to our VIP donors and staff. Thank you so much.
As a retired neurosurgeon and the husband of Eve's Fund president, Barbara Crowell Roy, I have nothing but admiration for the objectives and goals of this organization. Aside from the aims of injury prevention secondary to spine and cranial trauma, Eve's Fund's largest and main program is Think First. I have been a supporter of Think First since its inception and knew professionally some of its founding neurosurgeons. Injury prevention is a vital need on all Native American reservations, and the need is never more acute than in those areas.
On an every day and personal basis, I can gladly testify for the various hats my wife must wear in trying to gain support for this worthy endeavor. Days, nights, and weekends, I see these efforts made on an ongoing basis in our home and elsewhere.
For 27 years, I saw and participated in the care of patients that suffered personal and family devastation from such injuries. I can think of no organization that warrants ongoing support more than Eve's Fund and its proponents.
Thank you dear husband for all of your years of support. I am glad you appreciate the time and commitment I give to Eve's Fund, sometimes at the expense of our time together. But, I always know I can count on you to be there for me. Much love, always.