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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

American Indian Services

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

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four stars

91.16

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 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth -5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Services (UT) 91.16 four stars
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (CA) 91.88 four stars
Southern Scholarship Foundation (FL) 94.17 four stars
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 86.80 three stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 90.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,078,346
   Federated Campaigns $29,414
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $848,952
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $251,634
Total Contributions $3,208,346
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,208,346
   Other Revenue $338,835
TOTAL REVENUE $3,547,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,187,096
   Administrative Expenses $155,709
   Fundraising Expenses $216,650
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,559,455
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $987,726
   
Net Assets $6,667,763

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 $1,525,993 69.8%
Education to Native American Youth $661,103 30.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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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
$101,608 3.96% Sylvia Mcmillan Assistant Director
$54,624 2.13% Dale Tingey Emeritus Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Services (UT) 91.16 four stars
All Hands Raised (OR) 86.39 three stars
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 91.21 four stars
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (MO) 87.18 three stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 90.41 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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