Founded in the memory of Carmine F.Scarpa Sr.

Purpose Statement
The NABI Foundation is committed to using the sports to encourage Native American youth to further their education by creating scholarship opportunities, granting scholarships, and to fund college mentor programs to support them through their journey.

To raise a generation of leaders by providing the spark that ignites Native American youth to set their sights higher, make the most of their potential and reach their dreams through sports and education.

Create, encourage and support Native American athletes and sports programs. Provide college scholarships & opportunities to Native American students. Provide funding for mentoring programs that encourage & support Native American college students

NABI is not just about showcasing talented Native American athletes. NABI is about being part of their future. To build an on going relationship that encourages and supports native youth and their dreams.

The NABI Foundation…………. making a difference in the communities where Native American youth live, play and dream!


DEADLINES: Spring semester is November 1st and fall semester is June 1st. Applicants will be notified via USPS and/or email if one is provided.

Who Can Apply (effective Jan 1, 2008)

Individual Requests: ONLY NABI athletes are eligible. NABI athletes must include year they participated, team and coach’s name in their written requests.
Grants request cannot exceed $1000 per year.

Educational Institutions: ONLY Native American Mentor programs that are serving NABI athletes eligible. Grants can not exceed $5000 per year.

How to apply & guidelines
All requests must to be received in writing. No faxes or emails will be accepted.

• Individual requests must include proof of college enrollment for the semester you are attending, copy of tribal membership, current college financial statement and contact information for the financial aid dept. of the college and/or university attending. All funds not used for purpose granted, within 12 months of donation date, must be returned to the NABI Foundation.

• Educational Institutions must send copy of proposed mentor program, guidelines, budget and current donors. No faxes and/or emails will be accepted. Educational Institutions agree to submit a report identifying use of funds. All funds not used for purpose granted, within 12 months of donation date, must be returned to the NABI Foundation. Grantee agrees not to use NABI funds for making further grants.

Selection Process
The NABI Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for selection process and the awarding of NABI Foundation scholarships and grants. *For ethical and accountability purposes, if an applicant has a tribal affiliation with any board member or a board member is an alumnus of applying educational institution, that board member will be exempt from the selection process.

PO Box 25606 • Phoenix, AZ • 85002-5606 •
p (480) 446-7052• f (480) 446-7053

Donations payable to: NABI Foundation

NABI Foundation
PO Box 25606 · Phoenix , AZ · 85002-5606
· p (480) 446-7052 · f (480)-446-7053

501(c) (3) Non-profit Organization ID# 43-1967299