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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

American Indian College Fund

Education is the Answer

three stars

82.81

8333 Greenwood Boulevard Denver, CO 80221
tel: (800) 776-3863   Web Site
EIN: 52-1573446

Board Leadership
David E. Yarlott
Chair

CEO
Cheryl Crazy Bull
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.81 three stars
  Financial 75.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships, internships opportunities, and other life skills and career readiness support to American Indian students. An education is often the difference between a happy, healthy, and self-sustaining productive life and one that is not. Approximately 13% of American Indians have a college degree, well below the national average. To strengthen our country as a whole, the American Indian College Fund seeks to strengthen native communities by empowering native people with skills, knowledge, and experience. The American Indian College Fund directly supports over 4,000 American Indian students annually, and thousands more through indirect services and support.

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships, internships opportunities, and other life skills and career readiness support to American Indian students. An education is often the difference between a happy, healthy, and self-sustaining productive life and one that is not. Approximately 13% of American Indians have a college degree, well below the national average. To strengthen our country as a whole, the American Indian College Fund seeks to strengthen native communities by empowering native people with skills, knowledge, and experience. The American Indian College Fund directly supports over 4,000 American Indian students annually, and thousands more through indirect services and support.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Scholarship Program
Program Name: Scholarship Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
American Indian College Fund grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $2,100.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of American Indian College Fund.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. American Indian College Fund publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

75.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian College Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian College Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian College Fund (CO) 82.81 three stars
Mitchell Institute (ME) 94.01 four stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 92.74 four stars
Simon Youth Foundation (IN) 88.20 three stars
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 91.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,168,032
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $246,183
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,414,215
   Program Service Revenue $46,034
Total Primary Revenue $26,460,249
   Other Revenue $1,453,264
TOTAL REVENUE $27,913,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,349,474
   Administrative Expenses $1,557,174
   Fundraising Expenses $5,995,611
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,902,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,011,254
   
Net Assets $85,583,504

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 & Grants $15,947,110 91.9%
Public Education $1,402,364 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 82.81 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 83.67 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 88.36 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.54 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.17 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 84.73 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 80.93 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 88.85 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.51 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.44 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 92.93 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 93.02 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 77.40 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 82.53 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 65.00 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 83.73 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 75.19 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 88.12 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 52-1573446
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,538 0.98% Cheryl Crazy Bull President, Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian College Fund (CO) 82.81 three stars
NBCC Foundation (NC) 86.21 three stars
10,000 Degrees (CA) 91.43 four stars
Extra Mile Education Foundation (PA) 89.00 three stars
All Hands Raised (OR) 86.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
tel: (800) 776-3863
fax: (303) 426-1200
EIN: 52-1573446

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 172449
Denver, CO 80217

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Board Leadership

David E. Yarlott
Chair

CEO

Cheryl Crazy Bull
President, CEO

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