For almost twenty years, Capacity Builders, Inc. has dedicated its resources, determination and passion to working with the Diné (a traditional term for the Navajo) and other Native American communities in the United States. Our mission is to:

  • Build the capacity of the neediest tribal nonprofits and communities through training and support programs so they are better able to improve the lives of Native American youth and families.
  • Improve the health, wellness and quality of life of the Diné by providing direct services that include teen pregnancy prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, academic and service learning programs.
  • Encourage love, appreciation, and understanding for one’s culture by incorporating cultural learning components in our programs.

Shiprock River Vision Master Plan Project

The New Shiprock River Vision "Northern Gateway" Site - The proposed Shiprock River Vision Rural Development Project will create a Master Development Plan for a 220-acre parcel along the San Juan River in Shiprock, NM.


Capacity Builders Awarded $448,833 to Serve Native American Victims of Crime

Capacity Builders Inc. has been approved for a three-year award for $448,833 under the OJP funding opportunity entitled “OVC FY2020 Developing Future Victim Specialist to serve American Indian/Alaska Native Victims of Crime.” Capacity Builders Inc. will be recruiting Interns/Four Corners area residents to serve Tribal Victims.
Interested current college/university students within the Four Corners region may apply on the Indeed website or email and attach an updated resume to Gloria J. Dee, Project Director ([email protected]).

The Developing Victim Specialist (DFVS) program was created by Capacity Builders to educate and train college and university students in the fields of social work, sociology, criminology, psychology, and human services to gain employable advocacy skills on the Navajo Nation and its bordering communities.

Six Northern Navajo Chapter's Economic Opportunity Initiative - 6CEO, provides technical assistance on business, economic, and land development to benefit residents and leaders of the Navajo Nation. During the month of August (2016), Capacity Builders Inc., is presenting a free workshop on starting and growing one's business on the Navajo Nation. Lunch and in-depth training on business development is provided. Read more and register here!


Learn about our projects