Native students and communities are struggling to overcome new challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, but the American Indian College Fund and our friends and donors are here to help.

Every dollar you give provides critical support. Providing tuition, laptops, rent, food, healthcare - your donations will keep our students in school and on track to graduate.

The Student Journey

The American Indian College Fund understands that each American Indian is on a unique journey to complete their education and start a career that benefits their families and their communities. We also understand that for many of our students, success is often tied to honoring their culture and heritage throughout their journey. By providing opportunities to our students to elevate their voices and share their stories, we aim to create a world where American Indian students are seen, heard, and acknowledged by everyone. With you by our side, we will be able to fulfill our mission of increasing the number of American Indians with college degrees, which is just 14.5% today.

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Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson is a Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author. He is best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, and for his career as a solo recording artist.

“In October 1994, I released Music For The Native Americans. It was my first foray into writing music specifically inspired by my Mohawk heritage.  My song Ghost Dance is especially meaningful to me, as it really shares my connection to a First Nations story with you. Thank you for listening to it and celebrating Native American Heritage Month with me in this special way.”  

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Rep. Deb Haaland

Rep. Deb Haaland

Indigenous champion Kandi Mossett-White discusses one of the root problems behind environmental injustice: colonization. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

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Zahn McClarnon

Zahn McClarnon

Zahn McClarnon is a friend to the American Indian College Fund, lending his voice to support Native higher education.

Zahn’s mother is Hunkpapa Lakota and he spent lots of time as a child with his grandparents on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, where his mother grew up.

He has had a long, busy and critically acclaimed acting career, including roles in Into the WestLongmireFargoTimelessThe SonWestworld and, most recently, is starring in Stephen King’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.

This Native American Heritage Month Zahn would like to share with you a recipe for one of his favorite foods, Blue Crab Rolls, and one of his favorite songs, Burden in My Hand by Soundgarden.

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Sharice Davids

Sharice Davids

“Native women and girls experience violence at far higher rates than any other female population in the country – a crisis that has devastated our communities and that has been neglected for too long. I’m proud to be one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, along with Representative Deb Haaland, and to be working to tackle the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. We’ve introduced legislation to strengthen coordination between Tribes and law enforcement, improve survivors’ ability to seek justice, and help ensure the safety of women and children in Indian Country. It’s my goal to raise awareness and put forward proactive, comprehensive solutions that address the silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.”

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AT&T is proud to be a long-time collaborator with the College Fund on initiatives that enhance the quality of life for Native youth and create the leaders and workforce of tomorrow. Our work with the College Fund allows us to continue to support and connect Native American communities and build a diverse pipeline of tech talent.

– Tom Brooks, Vice President of External Affairs

At FedEx, we are passionate about helping people acquire skills and education that allow them to access opportunity. There is not a single pathway to success. We are proud to support the American Indian College Fund by providing scholarships to Native freshmen students attending tribal college.

Like the American Indian College Fund, USA Funds believes that education is the key to transforming lives and communities. We support the College Fund to help ensure that American Indian students get the education and training that connect them to fulfilling careers and lives.

– Pat Roe, USA Funds Vice President, Philanthropy

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation applauds the work of the American Indian College Fund and proudly supports its Tribal Colleges Scholarship Program and Cultural Preservation Recognition Initiative. The students that benefit from the work of the College Fund have the knowledge, skills and cultural awareness to succeed in school and to serve as leaders in their communities.

– Bill Bradley, Vice President of Community Affairs

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is proud to support the American Indian College Fund Tribal College Scholarship Program that is helping to strengthen communities and provide economic development in Indian Country by supporting life-changing opportunities for promising first-generation American Indian and Alaska Native students who seek to build a better future through education. These students are leaders in their communities and role models for their peers. We understand how important it is to support the empowerment and advancement of the United States’ Indigenous Communities.

– Carol May, Walmart Foundation

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Not quite sure what to do with your old car? Donate it to the American Indian College Fund! The proceeds of your donated vehicle will help support Native students go to college and graduate. In turn, you receive a tax deduction.

You can double or even triple your impact by matching your gift through your employee gift-matching program. Check here to see if your company matches gifts today.

We accept gifts through donor advised funds, which allow you to combine favorable tax benefits and flexibility to support Native students. Start a gift through your donor advised fund by using DAF Direct.


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