Become A Partner
Our work is made possible through close collaboration with Indigenous tribal and community-based partners as well as our diverse advisors and donors. If you are interested in exploring a partnership with us, please reach out to Kathleen Grealish: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, is a nonprofit on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Sesame Street in Communities program develops resources for parents, caregivers, and community providers to promote children’s physical and emotional health. Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health also believes in this mission and these values. In fact, we believe it can be part of achieving our vision: thriving Indigenous communities worldwide.
Sesame Workshop is partnering with the Family Spirit program to co-create uplifting, educational, and empowering resources that reflect Indigenous values and Indigenous community considerations. In addition to videos featuring Indigenous children and their families sharing traditions from their culture and ways they stay healthy, printed materials will be available to families participating in our Center’s Family Spirit home visiting programs. The yearlong collaborative project will include other special benefits like Muppet costumed character appearances and the creation of “comfy-cozy spaces” for children in Indigenous communities. We are excited about this project and look forward to supporting each other’s mission of supporting the youngest members of our communities. Miigwech!
Comic Relief US
Since its launch in the US in 2015, Comic Relief US has raised over $330 million, including $275 million raised through its signature Red Nose Day campaign. Comic Relief US invests in nonprofit and community-led organizations with programs focused on tackling the root causes and consequences of poverty and social injustice. They support initiatives and policies that advance economic opportunity and leadership development in communities directly impacted by intergenerational poverty. As a connector and convener, they engage the public, corporate, and nonprofit partners to raise awareness and funds to address the world’s most pressing social issues.
Comic Relief US is funding the expansion of the Center for Indigenous Health’s Family Spirit Strengths. This new program, an addition to the Center’s evidence-based home-visiting program for young families, addresses young mothers’ mental health and substance misuse and promotes healthy development for their children. In the one-year grant period, Red Nose Day funds will directly serve young Native parents and children living on the Navajo Nation. The support is coming during a critical time when families are experiencing increase maternal mental health problems and distress; factors that can impede positive parenting during early childhood. We rely on supporters like Comic Relief to help us do the necessary heartwork for our communities. Ahxéhee’!
While based at Johns Hopkins, the Center for Indigenous Health is financially independent and depends on philanthropic contributions to support our work. We are grateful for the generosity of our donors and sponsors across all programmatic areas.