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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

American Indian Services

Providing scholarships, educational programs, opportunity, and hope for Native Americans

four stars

92.94

3115 East Lion Lane Suite 320
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
tel: (801) 375-1777   Web Site
EIN: 87-0477049

Board Leadership
Keith Buswell
President

CEO
Jay L. Brasher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.94 four stars
  Financial 90.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of AIS has been a simple one: to create programs and generate funding that will help Native Americans receive a quality education, while still preserving the culture and honoring the heritage of Native Americans. AIS believes that it is through education that Native Americans will be able to protect their history and culture. Our goal and hope is that as Natives achieve individual success they'll be better able to provide support for their communities and positive change for future generations.

The mission of AIS has been a simple one: to create programs and generate funding that will help Native Americans receive a quality education, while still preserving the culture and honoring the heritage of Native Americans. AIS believes that it is through education that Native Americans will be able to protect their history and culture. Our goal and hope is that as Natives achieve individual success they'll be better able to provide support for their communities and positive change for future generations.

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Financial

four stars

90.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Services (UT) 92.94 four stars
Catholic Education Arizona (AZ) 85.66 three stars
Extra Mile Education Foundation (PA) 87.71 three stars
Point Foundation (CA) 87.42 three stars
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (FL) 95.96 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,828,767
   Federated Campaigns $17,441
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,270,256
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $89,369
Total Contributions $3,205,833
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,205,833
   Other Revenue $201,613
TOTAL REVENUE $3,407,446
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,986,316
   Administrative Expenses $208,988
   Fundraising Expenses $265,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,460,591
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-53,145
   
Net Assets $5,962,831

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Scholarships $2,169,544 72.6%
Education to Native American Youth $816,772 27.4%

Ratings History
American Indian Services has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.94 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.91 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 89.86 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.24 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.87 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.54 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.45 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 85.07 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 87-0477049
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN INDIAN SERVICES
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Jay Brasher Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$53,000 1.53% Dale Tingey Emeritus Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Services (UT) 92.94 four stars
Jewish Tuition Organization (AZ) 85.34 three stars
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (VA) 97.74 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 86.99 three stars
Tri-County Scholarship Fund (NJ) 95.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Indian Services
3115 East Lion Lane
Suite 320
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
tel: (801) 375-1777
EIN: 87-0477049

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Board Leadership

Keith Buswell
President

CEO

Jay L. Brasher
Executive Director

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