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EVE-S FUND FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH INITIATIVES

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Causes: Education, Health, Literacy, Public Health, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: To promote hope and wellness through positive health- related awareness, literacy, injury prevention and educational programs for Native youth.

Results: Eve's Fund programs are saving lives and bringing hope to children and teens on the Navajo Nation.

Target demographics: Low-income Native American children in grades K-12 living on or near the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,700 school children and young adults

Geographic areas served: Although we have sponsored fund-raising events in other parts of the U.S. our efforts are focused primarily on and around the Navajo Reservation located in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Programs: The organization operates "Thinkfirst Navajo", a national injury prevention program which educates children & teens about automobile and other preventable injuries especially head & spinal cord injuries,through various age-appropriate presentations at schools & other areas. We also provide safety helmets to NavajoYes and other community organizations to prevent injuries while doing recreational sports.

The Eve's Fund scholarship promote program supports Native American high school students in continuing their secondary education.

Eve's Fund also co-sponsors native H. O. P. E. , a suicide prevention program for young native students.

The organization sponsors and co-sponsors other programs aimed at promoting native hope and wellness through education, literacy, and injury prevention initiatives including providing Magic Tree House books to elementary school children and supporting safety seats for Navajo borns.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/23/2019

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/23/2019

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/21/2019

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/17/2019

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2019

Thank you so much for your service to the board and for your ongoing support of Eve's Family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

We are truly grateful for the ongoing generous support of your foundation. We appreciate your belief in the work we are doing for Navajo youth and hope you realized that your organization is playing a major role in helping students expand their horizons and building solid futures.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Andrea B.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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!

Jeannette Rivera G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

Thank you for loving Eve and her family so much and for believing in the work we doing to keep at-risk kids safe.

Cay C.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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. ♥️

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barbaracrowellroy 10/15/2019

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!

Barmettler-Britschgi H.

Donor

Rating: 5

A great help for children the need your Engagement. Thanks for your works

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2018

Thank you H. for all of your kind words and support. You understand the importance of the work we are doing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2018

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2018

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.

Joni S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2018

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.

1 Fredrick P. G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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barbaracrowellroy 10/16/2018

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.