The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
The American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. For more than 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 American Indian and Alaska Native 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 is committed to transparency and accountability and consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators.
- The College Fund earned the "Best in America Seal of Excellence" from the Independent Charities of America. Of the one million charities operating in the United States, fewer than 2,000 organizations have been awarded this seal.
- The College Fund meets the Standards for Charity Accountability 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.
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest Native-run charity supporting Native student access to higher education. The College Fund believes "Education is the answer" and provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with scholarships and program support, ensuring they have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers.
The College Fund also supports 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), which most of which are chartered by tribal governments and are located on or near Indian reservations.
The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation's top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.