First Nations is the most highly-rated American Indian nonprofit in the nation, meeting strict criteria of top charity watchdogs.
Charity Navigator. For 11 years in a row, First Nations has received the top 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates First Nations as an official “Give with Confidence” charity.
Candid Platinum. In 2023, First Nations again earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly GuideStar), the highest level of recognition offered.
BBB Accredited Charity. First Nations meets all 20 Standards of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, achieving key objectives in governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances, fundraising and donor privacy.
GreatNonprofits. First Nations been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2022 from GreatNonprofits.
First Nations Development Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 54-1254491. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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