Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives promotes literacy, injury prevention, mental health and educational programs for young Native Americans. Currently, our efforts are focused on students in the Four Corners region of the United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah). It was established in 2005 by Dr. Robert M. Crowell, a retired neurosurgeon, in memory of his deceased daughter, Eve Erin Crowell. Eve’s Fund is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization incorporated in New Mexico and all donations are tax deductible.
NOVEMBER 18 – Today we are kicking off our first Eve’s Fund Holiday Charity Challenge in partnership with Crowdrise, The Huffington Post and Craigconnects.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 between November 18 and January 19, 2014 for the Eve’s Fund Scholarship Program, which offers financial assistance to deserving Navajo students. In addition, we hope to win one of the prizes given to charities that raise the most money online during the two-month campaign.
FARMINGTON, N.M. – Nov. 11, 2013 – Encore.org today announced that Eve’s Fund founder Robert Crowell and president Barbara Crowell Roy are 2013 Purpose Prize fellows. The Purpose Prize is the nation’s only large-scale investment in social entrepreneurs and other creative problem solvers in the second half of life.
Crowell and Roy were named fellows because of their work to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries on the Navajo Nation. Their organization’s ThinkFirst Navajo program engages adult Navajos with paraplegia as VIPs (Voices for Injury Prevention), inviting them to share their personal injury stories with students in grades 1-12. To date, the program has taught more than 22,000 students about injury prevention. Read more about this successful injury prevention program and why they were chosen for this award at: http://www.encore.org/robert-crowell-barbara-roy
Thanks to the support of our donors and grants from three different sources, this has been our most successful year ever. We are making a huge difference in the lives of Navajo youth.
Here is an update to highlight some of our triumphs so far this year. We know our daughter, Eve, would be proud that so many positive things are being accomplished in her name and memory.
While nearly 50% of Native American students drop out of high school, the students at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, N.M., have college in their sights. To help them succeed, the school provides a rigorous academic program in a structured residential environment.
For the 2012-13 academic year, Eve’s Fund awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students at Navajo Prep, which will cover all required student fees. These motivated young people are challenging themselves academically while learning important skills such as self-discipline and time management.