Our Mission

NAAF’s mission is to assist and promote research based, community driven, sustainable development throughout the Tohono O’odham Nation. To that end, we partner with various organizations to provide the necessary support needed for the advancement of Native American communities.

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Native American Advancement

Strengthening Native American communities
by building brighter futures!



These are our current projects: The Native American Advancement Foundation has been in existence since April, 2011.  We are proud to serve the Tohono O'odham Nation in the areas of education, healthcare, housing, and economic development.  Our goal is to strengthen Native American communities by building brighter futures. Thanks for visiting our website and please write to us with any questions or comments!

Recent News

Native Fitness Training Conference 2015

This January, NAAF staff member Genoveva Antone and Advisory Board Member Selina Jesus attended the American Indian Institute’s Native Fitness Training conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Eva and Selina will be bringing their training and knowledge back to NAAF’s Gu Vo Youth After School Program and the 2015 Gu Vo Summer Adventure program.

Newsletter-May 2014

Hello everyone!! Our latest newsletter is now available and you can view it by clicking here Newsletter-May 2014 . It’s been a great year so far and we’re looking forward to posting more exciting news soon. Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Native American Advancement Foundation.

A Chance to Win a Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jim Click Automotive is raffling off a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  All proceeds from our ticket sales go directly to NAAF, so buy your tickets today!  For only $25 you can enter to win while also helping raise funds for communities in need. To purchase your tickets contact us at