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.
We are pleased to share the wonderful news that Eve’s Fund has received another Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury and improving care for people living with paralysis.
Eve’s Fund was one of the 102 nonprofit organizations awarded a grant during the recent grant cycle. We are so grateful to the Reeve Foundation for recognizing the value of the work we are doing to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries and save young lives across the Navajo Nation.
On February 24, 2005, our wonderful, loving daughter died in West Hollywood of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose. Our hearts were broken and our lives forever changed. Slowly, we turned our grief and tears into action with the creation of Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives. We have worked hard to keep Eve’s memory alive in our literacy, injury prevention, and education programs for young Native Americans, primarily living on or near the Navajo Nation.
Thanks to the generous support of individual donors and volunteers — as well as grants from the Con Alma Health Foundation, New Mexico Governor’s Commission, and Mary Pope Obsorne’s Classroom Adventures — Eve’s Fund rose to new heights in 2013. We have a lot to celebrate, but there is still so much to be done.
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.