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Honoring The Old and New

Honoring the Old and the New As we begin the new year, I want to take a moment to thank you for your friendship and support in the 2018-2019 school year. We were able to provide nearly 4,000 Native students with scholarships. I see a very bright year ahead, thanks to...

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What Cannot Be Taken from Me

What Cannot Be Taken from Me

By Sheyenne Lafferty, Oglala Lakota College Growing up, my parents always taught me that my education is the most important accomplishment in life. My mother never graduated from high school, so she has always pushed my siblings and I to never give up. Now that we are...

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The Past, The Future… And The Present

Happy Native American Heritage Month to you! As we once again take the time to look back and honor our ancestors while at the same time keeping a watchful eye on the future, I find my thoughts drawn to the present. This is an amazing time for young Native people. Like...

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Making Back to School a Positive Experience

I have two favorite times of the year: graduation, when we see Native students walk across the stage to receive hard-earned diplomas, and back to school, when we watch a whole new class of students – and returning classes of students – start a brand-new year filled...

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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.
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How Your Donations Are Used

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

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