Y. Elaine Stephens, Director of Development and Communications
Based in the United States
Chapters throughout the United States
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) board and members hold a VISION of healthy and sustainable communities enhanced by the Native spirit of generosity. This vision inspires and motivates member engagement through our MISSION which is to advance philanthropic practices grounded in Native values and traditions.
NAP celebrates the rich history that Native peoples have in sharing their wealth and caring for their communities. NAP is comprised of individuals who seek to enrich the lives of Native people through bridging organized philanthropy and indigenous communities in order to foster understanding and increase effectiveness. Native Americans in Philanthropy was created with a mission to advocate within the philanthropic community the promotion, development, effectiveness and growth of philanthropy in Native communities.