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 29 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity evaluators.

In 2016-17 we provided 6,548 scholarships totaling $7.624 million dollars and nearly $5.9 million for programs and higher education institutions serving Native communities. Our Mission

The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.

Our Commitment to You

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

* Figures for how donations are used represent a five-year average.



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


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


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.