The mission of the American Indian College Fund is to transform American Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities. Established in 1989 by tribal college presidents, the Fund is one of the nation's preeminent American Indian charities. The core mission of their work supports the 34 member tribal college institutions. During the 2013-2014 school year, the Fund awarded $6.4 million in scholarships to more than 3,900 students.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the American Indian College Fund partnered to establish the Fund's first programmatic initiative dedicated to improving the overall adult literacy and educational attainment rates in Indian Country by supporting tribal college’s GED adult education programs. This partnership has provided affordable and accessible adult education programming for American Indians in rural and economically-disadvantaged communities. More than 700 students will be served this school year through the Dollar General American Indian Literacy and Adult Education program, providing them with a second chance to pursue higher education or employment.
To find out more about the American Indian College Fund, please visit their website www.collegefund.org