NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

aka NAHA   |   Rapid City, SD   |  www.naha-inc.org

Mission

Native American Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Native American families in need living on the Sioux Reservations of South Dakota with food, clothing and other basic life necessities.

Ruling year info

1991

President

Pamela Myers

Main address

PO Box 512

Rapid City, SD 57709 USA

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EIN

46-0414390

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are aiming to make sure we take products to the Reservations that they are requesting they need the most.

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?

Food Program

Native American Heritage Association works with Feeding America and other organizations to obtain food to deliver to the Native American families in need on the Sioux Reservations of South Dakota.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

NAHA distributes clothing to the many Native American families.  The clothing is sent to us from many generous donors.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

This program helps provide propane assistance for the Native Americans on the Sioux Reservations in South Dakota.  With unemployment at 80%, many people are unable to keep their homes with heat during the extremely brutal South Dakota winters.  This is made possible by our many generous donors.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

At Christmas time we gather all the toys we have collected all through the year and distribute them throughout the Reservations we serve, to all the children so they may wake up to presents that "Santa" left them.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

To provide products such as mattresses, blankets, home goods, personal care items. etc.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Products that the Reservations need that we are distributing to them.

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

Adults, Indigenous peoples, Children and youth

Related Program

GIK

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We send out surveys to the communities and ask them what is most needed. We then go and acquire those products and take them what they requested. We grade ourselves on how well we accomplish this metr

Number of products distributed

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

GIK

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.

Our goal is to help the Native Americans living on the Reservations in South Dakota survive on a daily basis. We want to be able to provide them with the basic life necessities such as food, clothing, paper products, etc. This gives many the ability to use what little money they do make to pay their bills, further their education, purchase a vehicle or cover medical needs. To continue to support the Reservations we need to be able to consistently increase our inbound and outbound distributions so that we may help more Native Americans in need.

Brand awareness is overall one of the major strategies that have been put into place in recent years. Allowing those that have never heard of our organization a chance to see the great things that can be accomplished through our many programs.

Expanding to provide more assistance through our donors and partners will be easily accomplished as our organization grows through fundraising and campaigns. We are constantly seeking new and better ways to assist and provide support to those in isolated areas of the Reservations.

Donor dollars fund the operations and fundraising of NAHA. These dollars provide the funds to procure (through strategic partnerships with groups like Feeding America, Good 360, and others) food and household necessities. Often $1 donor dollar can be leveraged into anywhere from $5 - $10+ dollars of subsistence provisions, as well as the ability to deliver and distribute these goods to Native Americans on reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Direct clothing donations from donors have virtually $-0- procurement costs, and distribution of these necessary items can be included with food and other household goods at very low marginal cost.

And lastly through technology and social media we have been able to access those that have never heard of Native American Heritage Association. Allowing us to share the stories of those touched by the generosity of our donors with a larger group of individuals.

Over the last three decades we have continued to help Native Americans on the Reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming with daily life necessities. By doing something as simple as making sure a child has clothing for school or that a family has propane for heating their home during the winter months, NAHA has accomplished much more than just handing out food or giving someone a new sweater. We have given hope to those that were fearful of hunger, we have helped to empower those that had given up on providing for their children, we have helped the young to remain innocent a little longer.

There is still much to accomplish and as we continue to grow and expand our programs to meet new and different needs we will also continue to achieve a much greater goal of helping others.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are able to take product or provide assistance to those who are in need of it the most.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Pamela Myers

Native American Heritage Association

Term: 2014 -


Board co-chair

Ms. Erin Hibbs

Native American Heritage Association

Term: 2012 -

Pamela Myers

Native American Heritage Assocation

Erin Hibbs

Native American Heritage Association

Bernice Myers

Native American Heritage Association

Stella Brown Eyes

Native American Heritage Association

Lisa Goodman

Native American Heritage Association

Jennifer Nicholson

Native American Heritage Association

Karen Luster

Native American Heritage Association

Charla Malone

Native American Heritage Association

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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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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