Since 1958, American Indian Services has been providing scholarships and other
needed services to Native Americans. IRS status as a private non-profit foundation
was obtained in 1981. Dr. Dale Tingey has provided leadership and continuity as
the Executive Director for more than thirty years. His dedication and integrity
have inspired tribal leaders and donors to work together and participate in the
Headquartered in Provo, Utah, AIS is governed by a volunteer executive
board which includes educators, business people, and community leaders from
across the country. Additionally, satellite boards have been established in
Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, and Southern Utah. These boards
oversee the operation of AIS in their geographical areas, provide community projects and
educational seminars, assist students with scholarship applications, and
organize various fundraising events.
All money received from donors goes directly to our programs for Native
Americans. Administrative costs are minimal and are completely covered by
donations from board members.