Success Stories

American Indian Education Fund Program’s success stories allow us to show our donors how the services they support help real students in real communities on reservations throughout the United States.

We hope that by sharing stories of these dedicated Native Americans, along with pictures of them and their communities, we will open a window into the lives of students on the reservations. We want to show all those who care about Indian people that together we are achieving our mission: "To give Native American students the tools, resources, and opportunities to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can work to bring about positive changes in their own lives and their communities."

Here are only a few success stories from over the years ...


Caitlynn is honoring her late grandmother (shimá sání) by pursuing her Masters of Arts in Indigenous Leadership, Self-Determination, and Sustainable Community Building in the middle of a pandemic. Read More


Kassidy, Navajo from the Whippoorwill community, received AIEF funding for her 2019-20 academic year and most recently added “Bachelor of Science, Nursing” to her resume. See how she's faring during COVID-19. Read More


New school supplies, new backpack,... the only thing missing for this new kindergartener, Mikey, was a haircut. But Mikey took care of that for himself... and for his dad! Read More


Starting a new school year can be a little stressful for kids, parents, and teachers. However, this was a fabulous start to a hopefully successful new academic year! Read More


“All of this time away from home is for me to gain the skills I need to return home and work in and for my community.” Read More

E'Von and Eliza

Our Program Partner on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has become a master in the art of student registration and distributing school supplies. Read More


Hello, my name is Dearlynn, and I am of the Navajo tribe. I am of the Edge Water clan, born for the Folded Arms clan. My maternal grandfather is Tangled People clan… See Video

Dale and his mom

Thanks to our dedicated Program Partners and generous donors, Dale and his classmates were better equipped for the school year. Read More


"Growing up on the Navajo Reservation has brought a lot of attention to my eyes about the health of Native Americans. Many are struggling with health problems." Read More

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

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