Stand with Native Students in the face of the COVID-19 crisis
American Indian College Fund Congratulates Tribal College Faculty and Staff Completing Master’s and Terminal Degrees
Denver, Colo.—August 4, 2020– The American Indian College Fund is announcing the graduation of seven tribal college and university faculty members who participated in the College Fund’s Mellon Master’s and Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement programs. Both programs...
July 28, 2020 Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund was awarded a $50,000 Rise Prize to create both a higher education cohort of Native student mothers and programming that is responsive to their unique needs as college students. The program will be called...
American Indian College Fund Supports Resolution to Restore Olympic Record to Legendary Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe
July 29, 2020 Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund is supporting the movement, which includes a resolution introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), to compel the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to posthumously restore the sole 1912...
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of American Indian College Fund, Receives Working Mother Media’s Legacy Award
Denver, Colo.—July 30, 2020– Working Mother Media presented Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, with its Legacy Award on Wednesday, July 22, during its Multicultural Women’s Conference, which was hosted virtually due to the...
The Wilke Family Foundation Grants $1 Million to American Indian College Fund to Grow Computer Science Programs at Tribal Colleges
July 15, 2020 Denver, Colo.— Jeff Wilke, CEO of Worldwide Consumer at Amazon, knows the difference technology can make. As a boy growing up in Pittsburgh, he learned to code. That skill took Wilke from public school to Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of...
AT&T Contributes $350K to American Indian College Fund Charity Offering Native Student Scholarships and College Readiness Programs to Increase Number of Native Americans With A Higher Education
Denver, Colo., June 30, 2020—COVID-19 had a more devastating impact on Native American communities than others. Because only 14% of American Indians and Alaska Natives have a college degree—less than half of that of other groups, the American Indian College Fund was...
United Health Foundation Grants $430K to American Indian College Fund to Expand Tribal Scholars Program
Three-Year Program to Increase Native Student Health Scholarships to Address Health Care Disparities in Indian Country, Including Dental Health Denver, Colo., June 11, 2020— The United Health Foundation (UHF) is increasing its support of the American Indian College...
American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Participants for $2.4 Million Cultivating Native College Student Success Program
In order to remain sustainable, tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) located on or near Indian reservations, must recruit, complete enrollment, retain and graduate Native American students.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) has recently been authorized to offer fully accredited bachelor degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Human Services.
Henry Luce Foundation Grants $250,000 to American Indian College Fund to Assist Tribal College Faculty with Remote Instruction During Covid-19 Crisis
The Henry Luce Foundation granted the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) $250,000 to provide faculty at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with the technology and support they need to make the transition to remote instruction during the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
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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.
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- The College Fund received a B+ rating from Charity Watch.
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- 5%: Management and general
- 22%: Fundraising