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EVE-S FUND FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH INITIATIVES

Sponsoring community programs in injury prevention, literacy & education for at-risk Native youth

aka Eve's Fund   |   Farmington, NM   |  https://evecrowellsfund.org

Mission

Eve’s Fund is a small non-profit organization with a big mission: to promote hope and wellness for young Native Americans living on and near the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. We accomplish this mission through our injury prevention, literacy, and educational scholarship programs. We also provide funding to local organizations and programs that share our values and vision. Eve's parents, Dr. Bob Crowell and Barbara Crowell Roy, started Eve’s Fund in 2005 as a way to honor the memory of their daughter, Eve Erin Crowell. Since that time, we have developed a strong community presence and our programs have had a positive impact on over 58,000 Navajo children We rely solely on funding from individual and corporate donors and foundations and oversee day to day management.

Notes from the nonprofit

Sadly, our co-founder and former chairman, Robert M. Crowell, MD, Eve's dad, passed away on March 24, 2020 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Until his illness, he worked tirelessly to insure the success of Eve's Fund. His vision was to insure that every child of school age be exposed to injury prevention education through our ThinkFirst Navajo Injury Prevention Program. In addition, he was the largest donor to Eve's Fund almost from the beginning of the organization and his gifts averaged $30,000 per year for the past 10 years. Here is the link to his obituary: https://grahamfuneralhomerye.com/tribute/details/344/Robert-Crowell/obituary.html Our primary goal now is to honor both his legacy and Eve Erin Crowell's legacy by insuring the ongoing continuance of his vision.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Ms. Barbara Crowell Roy

Director

Wyatt E. Crowell

Main address

6300 High Point Dr.

Farmington, NM 87402 USA

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Formerly known as

EVE-S FUND FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH INITIATIVES

Eve's Fund for Native American Health Initiatives, Inc.

Eve's Fund

EIN

20-3008753

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Increasing number of donors and broadening base of support beyond family members, friends and persons known to the founders and their affiliates. 2. Planning for sustainability of organization as principal leaders age and lessen involvement in day to day activities. 3. Need to increase involvement of and support from Navajo Nation leadership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ThinkFirst Navajo

ThinkFirst Navajo…Preventing Injuries… Saving Lives

Life on the Navajo Nation is not easy. Among the Navajo population, the death rate from motor vehicle crashes is more than three times the national average. Most of these accidents are alcohol-related, and many involve young adults and children. Death rates from domestic violence and suicide are also far above national averages.

ThinkFirst Navajo, Eve’s Fund’s injury prevention education program – was started in an effort to address these alarming statistics and to prevent fatal and disabling injuries on the Navajo Nation.

Eve's parents, Robert Crowell, a retired neurosurgeon and his former wife Barbara Crowell Roy started Eve's Fund in 2005 to honor the memory of their daughter Eve, who died that year. ThinkFirst Navajo was its first major initiative and is still its largest program today. It is an award winning chapters chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation (https://thinkfirst.org) , an international org

Population(s) Served

The late Robert M. Crowell and Barbara Crowell Roy, established the 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. Native American youth are the least likely of any demographic group to graduate from high school. Among those who graduate, few go on directly to four-year colleges, and among those who do reach college, only a small minority manage to graduate in four years. With support from Eve’s Fund, Navajo Prep helps students beat the odds and prepares them for success in college.
Students are selected based on demonstrated financial need, scholastic potential, and leadership skills. Each recipient’s award covers the school’s only required fees for Navajo students. Since the scholarship program was established in 2011, Eve’s Fund has awarded $71,250 to forty-eight Navajo Prep students, some of whom received the scholarship in each of their four years at the school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples
Social and economic status

Where we work

Awards

2020 Outstanding Community Involvement Award 2020

ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Chapter of ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation 2005

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Once again, we have begun setting this metric as important to the overall growth of the organization.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

ThinkFirst Navajo

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is a new metric for us that we just started tracking. We are pleased that we could increase our number of Facebook followers by just under 2,000 individuals this year.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Eve's Fund Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Also a new metric that we have begun to measure

Average number of dollars given by new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Intensive media and social media campaign by increasing peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, Facebook birthday fundraisers, and increasing involvement of students we serve in organizational activities.

2. Have an organizational partner within next two years to manage the ThinkFirst Navajo program with plan for Eve's Fund to continue supporting existing already established programs.

3, Continue solid fiscal management with ongoing oversight of all operational expenses.

4. Plan to meet with newly elected Navajo leadership to gain support for past accomplishments and to encourage all schools to implement injury prevention program.

Increase organizational visibility by publishing more digital media stories about population served.

Increase number of board meetings to four times/year.

Increase input from and involvement of board members.

Meet with potential partners and create prospectus for sustainability plan.

Solid background in non-profit management and dedicated leader and board members. Ongoing commitment to the overall goals of the organization.

With a small budget and commitment of all of the people involved in the organization, Eve' s Fund can be proud of its accomplishments.
We have grown each year and maintained solid fiscal management by not trying to expand too quickly.

Eve’s Fund has received numerous grants and awards for over the past 13 years from organizations including the San Juan Regional Hospital, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Con Alma Foundation, New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, Purpose Prize Fellow from Encore.org, ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation Chapter of the Year (2013) and VIP of the Year (2017), GreatNonprofits designation and the Phoenix Indian Center Friend of the Community Leadership Award (2018).

In April of 2020, we received the 2020 Outstanding Community Involvement Award for our "Buckle Up Navajo Newborns" initiative. We received the honor from ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries through education, research, and advocacy.

We have increased our donor base as well as increased the number of Facebook followers.

We have begun to meet with prospective organizations with whom we might partner.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we raised money to donated to the Navajo Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund and donated over $5,000 in support of the Navajo people.

This will be the main focus of our activities in early 2021.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Online reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We used direct quotations from online reviews and published them in a blogpost on social media and in an e-newsletter sent out to all of our mailing list. As a direct result, we had a long article published internationally about one of our scholarship awardees as well as how we came to created our Eve's Fund Scholarship Program.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EVE-S FUND FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH INITIATIVES

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Barbara Crowell Roy

No Affliation

Term: 2005 -

DERRICK WATCHMAN

BARBARA ROY

WYATT CROWELL

ELA KING

MARC FLITTER

KSENIJA TOPIC

CATHERINE ZAHARKO

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2022

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/28/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.