With inflation at its highest level in 40 years, everyone is struggling, including nonprofit organizations like ours — and especially vulnerable Native Americans who rely on us. Rising costs are making it harder for us to deliver lifesaving services.

We’re facing a significant shortfall in the funds we need to raise this year. If we can’t raise enough funds before the year is up, there are services we simply won’t be able to deliver. From providing healthy food and clean water for families to providing heating assistance for vulnerable Elders, we will not be able to help all who count on us to meet their critical needs.

Will you please help us close the funding gap by rushing your gift today? We cannot continue our urgent work for Native American students without you.

Donate now to close the funding gap and help a student in need

American Indian Education Fund

Up to 70 percent of Native American students drop out of high school and only 13 percent of Native students earn college degrees.

American Indian Education Fund, a program of PWNA, offers scholarships, literacy programs, and school supplies to help end the cycle of poverty.

Education is one of the most important cornerstones of self-sufficiency and quality of life. It is also a crucial factor in addressing the long-term challenges on the reservations we serve.

Did you know you can have an impact on Native American communities without it costing you anything during your lifetime?
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It's been almost 10 years (October 18th, 2010) since we first met Alyssa during her junior year at Stanford. We reconnected and asked Alyssa to catch us up. She provided PWNA's AIEF a beautiful and empowering glimpse of her world.

A photo of Owen

Owen's dream is to return to the Blackfeet Nation and contribute to his tribe's food sovereignty and local economy by becoming a fourth-generation rancher. He is not only a skilled roper (competing on his college rodeo team) but is also a talented writer.

A photo of Kira

Kira was taught from a young age that sharing is what keeps a community healthy. Studying musical theater gives Kira a way to share her Alaskan cultural stories and values with the world.

Featured Service

Typically, only about 20% of Native Americans who start college complete their first year, because of the tremendous culture shock, academic challenges, and financial strain. That’s why we offer much more than just funding.

All of this adds up to outstanding success for our scholars.


Featured Download

The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more Native students the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and communities.

To help college-bound Native Americans, we provide a free PDF guide: Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others.

Download "Tools for Success"

Our Mission: Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions.
Our Vision: Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.

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