Support Us


Our work depends entirely on your generous support.

Wacantognaka, the Lakota word for generosity, means to contribute to the well-being of one’s people and all life by sharing and giving freely. In fact, all Native American and Alaska Native tribes share this core value of generosity.

Only with your generous support, can NARF achieve its mission of justice in behalf of Native Americans.  Right now, you can donate online. You also may donate by mail or fax using our donate_print_form.pdf. Donate by phone by calling (303) 447-8760 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm (Mountain) Monday through Friday. Ask for the Development department.

 

Other Ways You Can Support Our Stand for Justice

You can support the struggle for Native American justice by donating to the vital legal work of the Native American Rights Fund in any of the following ways:

 

Circle of Life (Planned Giving)

Circle of Life members provide a lasting legacy to the Native American Rights Fund by including NARF in estate planning or deferred gifts. To Native Americans, the circle represents unity, strength and the eternal continuity of life. These lasting gifts help ensure the future of NARF and our Indian clients nationwide. Making a bequest signals your benevolence and your desire to help shape the future. Along with significant tax benefits, you’ll gain a kind of immortality that can’t be achieved any other way. Discover your planned giving options.

 

Otu’han Gifts (Tribute and Memorial Giving)

Otu’han is the Lakota (Sioux) word translated as “giveaway.” Otu’han is a memorial and honoring gift program modeled after the tradition of the Indian giveaway in which items of value are gathered over a long period of time to be given away in honor of birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, and in memory of a departed loved one.

 

Tsanáhwit Circle (Monthly Giving)

Tsanáhwit is a Nez Perce word meaning equal justice. Tsanáhwit Circle members provide a regular source of income to NARF by pledging and making monthly contributions at any level you choose. You may sign up to receive monthly pledge reminders in the mail or your credit card may be billed automatically. Sign up now at our online donation form!

 

Endowment Contributions

NARF has two established endowments: (1) the 21st Century Endowment, a permanent fund in which the principal is invested and interest income is used for NARF’s programs, and (2) the Living Waters Endowment, which directly funds the 21st Century Endowment, enabling donors to honor friends and loved ones by making an endowment gift of $10,000 or more. By designating a gift to either endowment, your contribution will continue to generate annual funds in perpetuity. We recognize endowment supporters with a special wall plaque displayed at the headquarters of the Native American Rights Fund. You’ll also receive a memorial piece for your home and be acknowledged in NARF’s annual report. To discuss your options, contact Don Ragona at (303) 447-8760.

 

Non-Cash Gifts

In the current climate of ever-changing tax laws and fluctuating investment market conditions, stock, bond, or mutual fund gifts are an easy way to make a lasting contribution to the Native American Rights Fund. They may also provide contributors with significant tax benefits. For more information about gifts of stock or other securities, contact Don Ragona at (303) 447-8760 or noncashgifts@narf.org.

 

Accountability

Native American Rights Fund meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability.