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About Us

Learn how the American Indian College Fund makes education the answer.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. For 30 years, the College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. We provide scholarships, programming to improve Native American student access to higher education, and the support and tools for them to succeed once they are there.  

Our Commitment to Supporters

The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators.

  • The College Fund meets the Charity Accountability Standards of the Better Business Bureau‘s Wise Giving Alliance.
  • The College Fund received a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
  • The College Fund consistently receives high ratings from Charity Navigator.
  • The College Fund received a B+ rating from Charity Watch.
Pie Chart representing how College Fund allocates their donations. 73% scholarships, 5% management, 22% fundraising.

How Your Donations Are Used

  • 73%: Scholarships, programs, and public education
  • 5%: Management and general
  • 22%: Fundraising

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 nearly 30 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity watchdog organizations.

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

TCUs allow Native students to take their first steps towards earning a degree on or near the reservation communities they call home. In addition to receiving an accredited higher education, students thrive in a learning environment in which the culture, traditions, and experiences of Native people are woven into the DNA of the institutions—providing a space for them to learn and be understood.

Map of TCUs

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