Donation Policy

Your generous contribution to American Indian Services supports year-round programs and initiatives. As good stewards of your donations, we follow clear guidelines in processing your gifts.


All donations to American Indian Services (AIS) support Scholarships and Educational Programs for Native Americans.

AIS manages a number of fundraising initiatives with local Programs to make every donated dollar go further for Native American undergraduate students and youth. We will carefully consider the needs of the organization and will use your gift where we determine it is most needed, unless otherwise specified. When processing each gift, we will follow documented AIS business rules and agreements, the Donor’s Bill of Rights, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles standards.

AIS will not accept any restrictions on use of donations less than $5,000; however, if you specifically request at the time of donation that funds be distributed to an accredited Program we will honor such request so long as distribution does not conflict with other AIS policies.  If AIS cannot honor a donor’s designation request for a gift of $5,000 or more, the gift will be forwarded to the appropriate local Program or returned to the donor.  Third parties to a donation may not change the original designation of a gift. AIS may refuse any gift that does not sufficiently benefit the organization, is in conflict with the American Indian Services mission, puts the reputation of American Indian Services at risk or is prohibited by law.

Thank you for your support of American Indian Services.


For donations made using the website, if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to AIS please contact us directly to work out a solution as all donations are made to help Native American Scholarships and Educational Programs.

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