About Us

Our History

Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for more than 25 years, consistently receiving top ratings from independent charity evaluators.
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Our Mission

The American Indian College Fund transforms Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities, offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values which enhance their communities and the country as a whole.

Our Commitment to You

The College Fund is committed to accountability. We consistently receive top ratings from independent charity evaluators.

How your donations are used.

 

 

1%

American Indians make up only 1% of all college students.

13%

Slightly more than 13% of American Indians earn a college degree.

28%

Proportion of American Indians live below the poverty line, compared to 15.5% of the American population.

$8.1 million

The amount the College Fund distributed in scholarships and student support to American Indian students in 2015-16.