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We are a charity you can trust. American Indian Youth Running Strong is a proud member of:

We are a proud member of: 



Best in America

Running Strong was awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence after rigorous independent reviews certified that Running Strong meets the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.  LEARN MORE 



Commonwealth of Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the tool that facilitates State Employee workplace giving. It is a voluntary employee charitable giving program, which raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia. In the past eleven years (2002-2013), employees have donated more than $41.7 million to participating non-profit organizations through CVC! Running Strong's CVC code is 6857 



Independent Charities of America

Independent Charities of America (ICA) is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of America's best charities.

Only charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness can become ICA member charities.  Running Strong is recognized as a member of ICA.  LEARN MORE



Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.

All CFC charities are reviewed annually for evidence that they are providing services on a national level, as well as public and financial accountability.  LEARN MORE



Better Business

The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance has noted Running Strong's efficiency and found that Running Strong meets the "Standards for Charitable Accountability."  LEARN MORE





Running Strong holds the Gold Level profile by GuideStar; awarded to organizations that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.  LEARN MORE

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  • Mission & History

    Running Strong's mission is to help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs – food, water, and shelter – while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

  • Staff & Board

    The Running Strong for American Indian Youth® Board of Directors is a supervising entity comprised of volunteer board members who perform the following functions in their respective governance roles. Learn about our Board of Directors and our dedicated staff.

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