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Our focus on native youth fosters changes across age groups and entire communities. Your gift today will inspire, empower, and uplift native youth and the communities they live in.

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Programs

DREAMSTARTER

DREAMSTARTER

Running Strong is cultivating the next generation of Native leaders. We believe in the dreams of young Native Americans to create stronger communities and build a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. Your donation will help make these important dreams come true.
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CLEAN WATER

CLEAN WATER

Among our first priorities was working to provide clean water to families living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Today, more than 30 years later, we are on the verge of completing the monumental task of providing running water to every household on the reservation. Donate now so we can complete the remaining 52 household connections this year.
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CRITICAL NEEDS

CRITICAL NEEDS

Many Native American families are unable to meet their immediate survival needs due to generational poverty and remote living conditions. Your donation will help provide the necessities to those who are struggling, including winter gear, hygiene, and dental kits, household staples, and more. Helping to improve Native American people’s daily lives is critical, and is the first step in bringing about bigger change.
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OYATE TA KOLA KU

OYATE TA KOLA KU

A healthy community depends on strong connections between residents of all ages, and shared opportunities to play, exercise, and socialize.T he new Oyate Ta Kola Ku Community Center is that community space for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Your support will help fund the educational, cultural, athletic and culinary programs for the community.
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OPERATION SNOWSUIT

OPERATION SNOWSUIT

Winter is harsh on Pine Ridge. The average low temperature in January is 10 degrees, and the blustery winds can cause wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero. Operation Snowsuit helps provide much needed warmth. Help us provide 3,000 coats and 5,000 pairs of boots!
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CULTURE

CULTURE

All over the United States, Native American communities are coming together to keep their traditional languages and cultures alive. Your gift will support initiatives to preserve knowledge passed down from a disappearing generation of elders and to teach this knowledge to the next generation of Native American youth.
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Donations By The Numbers

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Food Boxes and 760 Smart Sacks full of food distributed each month
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Give Online

To give securely via our giving portal, please click on the mouse arrow above. Please feel free to designate your donation to a specific program area or simply as a general donation.

Give By Phone

To donate securely by phone, please call our Development team at
(703) 317-9881
to make a contribution.

Give By Mail

To donate by mail, please fill out the Running Strong Printable Donation Form (found by clicking the mail icon above) and make checks payable to Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

Give Stock

Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.

Give in your Workplace

Give to Running Strong via your company matching gift campaign, or your federal, state and donor choice workplace giving campaigns. Our identification number changes from campaign to campaign so look for us under “A” for American Indian Youth Running Strong®

Corporate Sponsorship

We understand that many corporate partners want more involvement beyond writing a check.

Wills and Bequests

Join Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills in leaving a legacy for American Indian children. By including Running Strong in your estate plan, you’ll make a lasting difference—and be recognized as a member of the Running Strong Circle Society.

Alternate Ways to Give

The security and ease of our online world allows us to utilize several forms of non-traditional giving. Below are additional methods through which you can support Running Strong for American Indian Youth:

Amazon Smile

Shop through Amazon Smile and choose to have Amazon donate a portion of your purchase to Running Strong. Start today!

Donate Your Vehicle

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation benefitting Running Strong. You can learn more online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

CaringCent

Register your credit/debit card and when you shop, your purchase total will be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The difference is then donated to Running Strong. It's that easy!

Monthly & Workplace Giving

Regular donations such as monthly giving and workplace giving provide consistent and reliable support for the programs you care about.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your company can help Running Strong create opportunities for and empower American Indian communities across the country, either through a corporate grant or a more customized support package.

Wills and Bequests

Join Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills in leaving a legacy for American Indian children. By including Running Strong in your estate plan, you’ll make a lasting difference—and be recognized as a member of the Running Strong Circle Society.

Donate Stock

Have you considered making a gift of stock to Running Strong for American Indian Youth? Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.

Regular donations such as monthly giving and workplace giving provide consistent and reliable support for the programs you care about.

Monthly Giving

Join the Dream Catcher Society Our monthly giving program, the Dream Catcher Society was formed in 2006 and is an important way to make a monthly gift and provide reliable support.

In addition to providing reliable support to American Indian communities in need, becoming a monthly donor has many other benefits. It is convenient and easy for you, since setting up your donation is quick and effortless with our online form. You get to choose the amount, and we will charge your checking account or credit card each month. It also saves money and helps the environment! With monthly giving there are no more paper envelopes, checks, stamps, or gas for driving to the post office. It additionally helps us reduce our fundraising expenses, so even more of your donations go directly to our programs.

If you would like to set up a monthly donation to Running Strong for American Indian Youth® you can do so online on this page or you can contact our Development Team to set it up. Please contact them via email at donorsupport@indianyouth.org or call 703-317-9881 ext. 138.

All new Dream Catcher Society members receive a handmade dream catcher from Running Strong in honor of your commitment.

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving Campaigns
You can also give to Running Strong via many state and donor choice workplace giving campaigns. Our identification number changes from campaign to campaign so look for us under “A” for American Indian Youth Running Strong®

American Indian Youth Running Strong participates in these state* workplace giving campaigns:

Arizona SECC – Code # ST860
California SECC – Code # 2815
Michigan SECC – Code # UD22-6793
New Jersey SECC – Code # 4412
New York SEFA – Code # 999-00039
Pennsylvania SECA – Code # 8000-0018
Virginia CVC – Code # 6857
Washington CFD – Code # 052436
Wisconsin SECC: Dane County & Statewide –  Code # 6764
Wisconsin SECC: Milwaukee –  Code # 0211

Your company can help Running Strong create opportunities for and empower American Indian communities across the country, either through a corporate grant or a more customized support package.

Corporate Grants

Each year, Running Strong raises over $3 million in order to create sustainable change in Native communities. Our focus areas include safe housing, basic needs, culture and language preservation, Dreamstarters, emergency assistance programs, organic gardens and food, schools and youth centers, women’s health, and seasonal programs.

Our goal is to build the capacity of communities, grassroots American Indian organizations, and individuals to leverage their strengths to solve problems.

Your company can help us reach this goal through your corporate support grant. Your funds can either support a specific program or the general operation of our agency.

Your Customized Support

Running Strong for American Indian Youth also understands many corporate partners want more involvement beyond writing a check.  They want their employees to feel connected and invested in the causes they choose to support.  That’s why our team will work with your company to tailor your support partnership to fit your company’s goals and needs, if you’d like to contribute with this more customized option.

Specific corporate support opportunities can include:

  • Sponsor a Dreamstarter
  • Sponsor the Dreamstarter Academy
  • Staff fundraising challenges – gardening in the Spring, Summer food boxes, or heat match in the Winter
  • Attend and/or Sponsor our Annual Running Strong Tour in September
  • Sponsor or recruit a team for the Annual Running Strong Marine Corp Marathon in October
  • Support a drive for new school supplies, backpacks, coats and shoes for Indian youth
  • Online marketing opportunities through e-newsletters, website promotion
  • Social media activity

Running Strong’s program involvement reaches far and wide. With our longstanding partnerships in Indian Country, we want to work with your company and staff to create sustainable change in Native communities across the country.

Thank you for building awareness and raising funds to help create lasting impact in the lives of American Indian people, especially Indian youth.

To find out more about our corporate support opportunities, please contact Anita Uyehara at Anitau@indianyouth.org.

 
Join Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills in leaving a legacy for American Indian children. By including Running Strong in your estate plan, you’ll make a lasting difference—and be recognized as a member of the Running Strong Circle Society.
 

Have you considered making a gift of stock to Running Strong for American Indian Youth?

Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.

Your deduction would be the fair market value of the shares and you will avoid paying capitol gains tax on the appreciation.

You can donate whether your shares of appreciated securities are held in certificate or in a brokerage account.

If interested, please contact:

Ashley S. Hargrove, Vice President, Senior Registered Client Associate
The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
1021 E Cary St. 22nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219; (804) 782-3789

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor.

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Food

SUMMER YOUTH FEEDING PROGRAM 2024

Running Strong for American Indian Youth’s Impactful Summer Youth Feeding Program Running Strong for American Indian Youth® has once again proven its unwavering commitment to

Give Stock

Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.  Your deduction would be the fair market value of the shares and you will avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.  You can donate whether your shares of appreciated securities are held in certificate or in a brokerage account.  Contact our Development team at (703)317-9881 for more information.

Have you considered making a gift of stock to Running Strong for American Indian Youth?

Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.

Your deduction would be the fair market value of the shares and you will avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

You can donate whether your shares of appreciated securities are held in a certificate or in a brokerage account.

If interested, please contact:

Ashley S. Hargrove, Vice President, Senior Registered Client Associate
The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
1021 E Cary St. 22nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219; (804) 782-3789

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor.

 

Give In Your Workplace

Give to Running Strong via your company matching gift campaign, or your federal, state and donor choice workplace giving campaigns. Our identification number changes from campaign to campaign so look for us under “A” for American Indian Youth Running Strong®

Regular donations such as monthly giving and workplace giving provide consistent and reliable support for the programs you care about.

Monthly Giving

Join the Dream Catcher Society Our monthly giving program, the Dream Catcher Society was formed in 2006 and is an important way to make a monthly gift and provide reliable support.

In addition to providing reliable support to American Indian communities in need, becoming a monthly donor has many other benefits. It is convenient and easy for you, since setting up your donation is quick and effortless with our online form. You get to choose the amount, and we will charge your checking account or credit card each month. It also saves money and helps the environment! With monthly giving there are no more paper envelopes, checks, stamps, or gas for driving to the post office. It additionally helps us reduce our fundraising expenses, so even more of your donations go directly to our programs.

If you would like to set up a monthly donation to Running Strong for American Indian Youth® you can do so online on this page or you can contact our Development Team to set it up. Please contact them via email at donorsupport@indianyouth.org or call 703-317-9881 ext. 138.

All new Dream Catcher Society members receive a handmade dream catcher from Running Strong in honor of your commitment.

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving Campaigns
You can also give to Running Strong via many state and donor choice workplace giving campaigns. Our identification number changes from campaign to campaign so look for us under “A” for American Indian Youth Running Strong®

American Indian Youth Running Strong participates in these state* workplace giving campaigns:

Arizona SECC – Code # ST860
California SECC – Code # 2815
Michigan SECC – Code # UD22-6793
New Jersey SECC – Code # 4412
New York SEFA – Code # 999-00039
Pennsylvania SECA – Code # 8000-0018
Virginia CVC – Code # 6857
Washington CFD – Code # 052436
Wisconsin SECC: Dane County & Statewide –  Code # 6764
Wisconsin SECC: Milwaukee –  Code # 0211

Corporate Sponsorship

We understand that many corporate partners want more involvement beyond writing a check.  They want their employees to feel connected and invested in the causes they choose to support.  That’s why we will work with your company to tailor your support partnership to fit your company’s goals and needs.  Here are some ideas of what your company can support! 

Your company can help Running Strong create opportunities for and empower American Indian communities across the country, either through a corporate grant or a more customized support package.

Corporate Grants

Each year, Running Strong raises over $3 million in order to create sustainable change in Native communities. Our focus areas include safe housing, basic needs, culture and language preservation, Dreamstarters, emergency assistance programs, organic gardens and food, schools and youth centers, women’s health, and seasonal programs.

Our goal is to build the capacity of communities, grassroots American Indian organizations, and individuals to leverage their strengths to solve problems.

Your company can help us reach this goal through your corporate support grant. Your funds can either support a specific program or the general operation of our agency.

Your Customized Support

Running Strong for American Indian Youth also understands many corporate partners want more involvement beyond writing a check.  They want their employees to feel connected and invested in the causes they choose to support.  That’s why our team will work with your company to tailor your support partnership to fit your company’s goals and needs, if you’d like to contribute with this more customized option.

Specific corporate support opportunities can include:

  • Sponsor a Dreamstarter
  • Sponsor the Dreamstarter Academy
  • Staff fundraising challenges – gardening in the Spring, Summer food boxes, or heat match in the Winter
  • Attend and/or Sponsor our Annual Running Strong Tour in September
  • Sponsor or recruit a team for the Annual Running Strong Marine Corp Marathon in October
  • Support a drive for new school supplies, backpacks, coats and shoes for Indian youth
  • Online marketing opportunities through e-newsletters, website promotion
  • Social media activity

Running Strong’s program involvement reaches far and wide. With our longstanding partnerships in Indian Country, we want to work with your company and staff to create sustainable change in Native communities across the country.

Thank you for building awareness and raising funds to help create a lasting impact in the lives of American Indian people, especially Indian youth.

To find out more about our corporate support opportunities, please contact Anita Uyehara at Anitau@indianyouth.org.

Wills and Bequests

 
Join Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills in leaving a legacy for American Indian children. By including Running Strong in your estate plan, you’ll make a lasting difference—and be recognized as a member of the Running Strong Circle Society.