Our primary goal at the Southwest Indian Foundation is to lessen the poverty and unemployment among the Native Americans of the Southwest, specifically members of the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Laguna, Acoma, and Apache tribes. Through self-help initiatives and charitable donations, we are attempting to restore dignity and self-reliance to these native peoples. In addition, we strive to treat you — our donors — with the utmost respect, never taking for granted your kind and generous financial assistance towards our many critical programs.
The average per capita income on the Navajo Reservation is only $6,217. Also, 56% of Navajos on the reservation live below the Poverty Level. 43% of labor force on the Reservation is unemployed.
For over a quarter of a century, the Foundation has been working amongst the tribes of the Southwest to try to create a better life for these forgotten Americans. Through education, emergency assistance, the drilling of water wells and the building of bridges, home weatherization and repair, and food and clothing distribution — they have been a true friend to the Native American people here in the desert.
Your generous donation will help us to continue our mission to help these forgotten Americans.