The NCAI Policy Research Center has relationships with various communities, scholars, organizations, and policy research institutions. Some of these are formal relationships established through Memoranda of Understanding, others are informal relationships based around information sharing and coordination, and others are partnerships on project-related work.

Some of these partners have included:

American Indian Policy Institute (Arizona State University)
Census Information Centers (U.S. Census Bureau)
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (Colorado School of Public Health)
Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Washington University at St. Louis)
Center for Indian Country Development (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Center for Native American Health (University of New Mexico)
Center for Native Health Partnerships (Montana State University)
Center for Participatory Research (University of New Mexico)
Consumer Logic/Heartland Insights for Nationwide Impact
CRCAIH (Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health)
Future IQ Partners, Inc.
IHS Research Program (Indian Health Service)
Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (University of Washington)
Institute for Indigenous Knowledge and Development (University of New Mexico)
IREACH (Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health, Washington State University)
Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc.
Missouri School of Journalism
National Council on Urban Indian Health
National Education Association
National Indian Child Welfare Association
National Indian Education Association
National Indian Health Board
National Institutes of Health
PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research)
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Tribal Epidemiology Centers
Tribal Health Research Office (National Institutes of Health)
University of Nevada Reno
University of Utah College of Health


The NCAI Policy Research Center could not do its work without the essential financial support of a range of organizations and institutes.

Funders have included:

Administration for Native Americans (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bank of America
Christensen Fund
Ford Foundation
Health Resources and Services Administration (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Hewlett Foundation
Indian Health Service (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Lumina Foundation
National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health)
National Human Genome Research Institute (National Institutes of Health)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (National Institutes of Health)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (National Institutes of Health)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (National Institutes of Health)
National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice
National Science Foundation
NeighborWorks America
New Venture Fund (Funders Census Initiative/Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (National Institutes of Health)
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, US Department of Interior
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Open Society Foundation
Park Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Stewart Title Co.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Wend Collective
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation