Kids who move, move the world.
For the last 10 years, Nike has focused on getting youth in Native American and Indigenous communities in North America moving so they may lead healthier, happier, more successful lives through the N7 Fund.
Since its creation in 2009, the Nike N7 Fund has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to 259 communities and organizations that are using play and sport to inspire the next generation of youth, such as the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project in New Mexico, the Indian Health Council in California and the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.
Each year, the N7 Fund awards grassroots grants to tribal organizations and communities that manage play- and sport-based programs, along with five larger “Build the Field” grants for multi-year projects within Native American nonprofit organizations. The N7 Fund also supports Native American-led organizations that have a collective impact on their communities by facilitating help to other local groups, such as the Notah Begay III Foundation.
In fall 2019, Nike awarded $275,000 in new N7 Fund grants.