Different Ways to Help AIS
Include AIS In Your Will – Ensure your legacy by including a charitable bequest to AIS in your will or trust. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity, which means that your bequest to us will be tax deductible and may reduce the estate tax burden on your family. To do so simply send our tax ID to your attorney and specify whether you would like the gift to be a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount or asset, or a residual bequest from the balance or residue of your estate. You can also designate American Indian Services as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension), or name AIS as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Our tax ID is 87-0477049. Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant regarding estate planning and designations.
To learn more about AIS and why our organization is the right charity to include in your estate planning please visit our Charity Navigator page, where we have a 4 star rating. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that objectively evaluates charities based on their financial transparency and effectiveness.
Facebook Fundraiser – Use your social media for good and host a fundraiser for AIS on your Facebook page. Go to this page, hit “Select Nonprofit,” choose American Indian Services as the nonprofit you’d like to benefit, and follow the steps to get it set up.
To make your fundraiser more successful follow these tips:
- Use a catchy title.
- Create a personalized description.
- Put up a photo if you have one. (If not, please email us and we will send you one.)
- Set your goal to something attainable. We suggest between $200-$500.
- Have your fundraiser up for two weeks so that your friends who don’t get on very often will see it.
- Post about it every day while the fundraiser is running.
- Invite your friends individually to donate.
Amazon Smile – Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to AIS at no extra cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, put in your account info, choose American Indian Services as your charity of choice, and shop the same way you normally would at amazon.com with the added bonus of a free charitable donation with your purchase!
Special Occasion Fundraiser – Would you like to turn your next dinner party, corporate event, or even your wedding into an opportunity to raise money for Native Americans? We’d love to help you out! Contact us for ideas, information, or marketing materials.
Mentoring and Teaching – At iSci we have speaking opportunities available either on-site or via skype, and 6-week teaching opportunities on-site. Go to our iSci page to learn more about the program and for our contact information.
Fundraising Events – We have many events such as golf tournaments and banquets throughout the year that give donors the opportunity to have some fun and meet other individuals who are passionate about our cause. To find an event that interests you go to our blog to see a list of events or contact us to learn more. And if you have an idea for a fundraising event we’d love to hear suggestions!
UVU Student and AIS Scholarship Recipient Johnny Keams