ValueNike N7 Fund makes grants of $15,000USD or $20,000USD.
N7 began with a vision. In 2000, Sam McCracken had the idea to sell Nike products directly to Native American tribes to support health promotion and disease prevention programs. Seven years after Nike’s Native American division began, the Nike design team collaborated with various community experts and tribal leaders to create footwear specifically for the Native American community, called Nike Air Native N7. All proceeds from the Air Native N7, which is sold through Native American community centers and tribes, are given back to youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across North America through the N7 Fund. Beginning in 2009, Nike expanded N7 product to include a N7 collection available for purchase by anyone inspired by Native athletes and the N7 Fund.
N7 is our commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada. Through activity, competition and play you can unleash the power of your generation. You can grow up active and healthy. Sport gives you self-confidence, enabling you to be a force for positive change in your community. Nike N7 and the N7 Fund are aligned with Designed to Move, a growing community of public, private and civil sector organizations (including Nike) dedicated to ending the growing epidemic of physical inactivity.
U.S. applicants must be one of the following:
- A 501(c)(3) public charity
- A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe
- A school, but you must have a fiscal sponsor who has tax-exempt status
Canadian applicants must be a non-profit entity
- Program must serve the Native American or Aboriginal community. (No less than 90%)
- Have a sport or physical activity focus
- Serve youth, ages 18 years of age and under
- Agree to provide reports demonstrating results from N7 grant funds