About AIHF and Our Objectives
The American Indian Heritage Foundation was establised to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide and to build bridges of understanding and friendship between Indian and non-Indian people.
Under the guidance of the NHF, the American Indian Heritage Foundation continued to grow and separately incorporated under the laws of Virginia on September 20, 1982. The Baltimore District ruled on May 23, 1983, that AIHF was exempt from Federal income tax, as it met all the requirements described by the Internal Revenue Code and received it's 501 (c) (3) status, enabling corporations to receive a tax credit for Gift-In-Kind donations. As a public foundation, The American Indian Heritage Foundation also qualifies for a 509 (a)(1), and 170 (b)(1)(A)(vi) status, providing maximum tax advantages to contributing corporations.
The hallmark of the American Indian Heritage Foundation is it's continuing dedication to encourage Indian people to aspire to excellence in their own lives and to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide, while building bridges of understanding and friendship. The multifaceted programs of the Foundation have helped American Indian people achieve greater fulfillment and a deeper pride in our heritage.
Through the generous support of more than 250,000 individual and corporate donors giving cash and gifts-in-kind gifts over the last 35 years, this has made the American Indian Heritage Foundation one of the largest privately supported organizations offering support to over 500 tribes nationwide.
A Few of Our Most Valued Corporate Donors
• American Airlines • Bank of America • Capitol One • Duracell International • Feed the Children • Johnson and Johnson • Kraft Foods • Mobil Oil Foundation • News USA • Parker Brothers • Ralphs Food 4 Less Foundation • Reader's Digest • Shoney's Inc • Southern Calif. Edison • Thomas Nelson Publishers • Torchmark Corporation • Toys for Tots • United Parcel Service • Washington Post • Washington Times • World Vision
The Directors Vision
From our humble beginnings in 1973, we have grown, with the support of individual and corporate donors nationwide, into one of the largest privately supported non-profit Indian organizations in the United States.
As founder, my goal became two-fold, to provide necessary relief services and supplies to needy Indian families nation-wide and help build bridges of understanding and friendship between Indian and non-Indian people. Through informative materials, special events, cultural sharing opportunities and the World Wide Web, we have reached multiplied thousands with positive and proper representations of contemporary Indian culture as well as preservation of the old and treasured.
The needs are great and we are confident that the spirited giving of those who care about the needs of our First Americans, continue to make it possible for these goals to be achieved. We encourage you to consider joining our team of supporters, as a friend of the Indian, and watch your investment in people's lives, make a difference. I really love going to work everyday because what we provide for Indian families is definitely needed and greatly appreciated by them.
"May you be strengthened by yesterday's rain, walk straight into tomorrow's wind, and cherish each moment of the sunshine today."
May you always walk in beauty,
Princess Pale Moon
About AIHF and Our Objectives
Emergency Relief Distribution
American Indian Student Eagle Awards
Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program
National American Indian Heritage Month
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs