About AIS


AIS is a non-profit charity serving Native Americans, located in Salt Lake City. The mission of AIS has been a simple one: to create programs and generate funding that will help Native Americans receive a quality education, while still preserving their culture and honoring their heritage. In fact, AIS believes that it is through education that Native Americans will be able to protect their history. Our goal and hope is that as Natives achieve individual success they’ll be better able to provide support for their communities and positive change for future generations.



AIS Scholarship – AIS provides undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment, and graduate. Awards are based on need and are allocated directly to the school for the student.

AIS PREP – AIS has established a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program for 7th-8th grade students. This summer school is meant to prepare students for advanced high school courses, and inspire them to continue on to become college graduates. The American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AIS PREP) has expanded to include 6 sites in cities in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, and South Dakota.

AIS Literacy – AIS helps provide literacy programs, along with our partner the Ken Garff Success in education “Road to Success” program. We provide these programs in 11 predominantly Native American schools. The program increases student progress in reading in an effort to combat the high dropout rate of Native students.

AIS Mentoring – AIS provides mentoring programs for K-12th grade students at under-performing schools on or near the reservation. The San Juan Foundation are our community partners for this project.

AIS Ratings

American Indian Services is a top rated charity with several independent charity evaluators. Click here to view our Guidestar rating, and here to view our Charity Navigator rating. When you donate to AIS, you know you are donating to a non-profit charity you can trust.

Press Mentions and AIS News

To read the buzz about American Indian Services check out our Press Mentions page. To read up on the latest AIS news from our blog and newsletters visit our AIS News page.