Won’t you please consider a gift today? Here’s how your donation can make a difference:

  • Scholarships are needed by more than 80% of our students to help them pursue their studies here at IAIA.
  • The Student Emergency Fund provides crucial assistance when a sudden emergency can threaten a student’s ability to continue his or her education.
  • Academic programs need support for visiting artists, new equipment, student internships, and other innovations to keep IAIA at the forefront of educational offerings.
  • IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts presents cutting-edge exhibitions and educational programs focused on the latest Indigenous art and trends.
  • General operating support helps the IAIA President and Board of Trustees address the school’s highest priorities and take advantage of sudden opportunities to enhance the student experience.

Most of all, your donation will help our students succeed!

To give right now by credit card, see the form. Or call Angela Sedillo, Advancement Office Coordinator, at (505) 424-5730 during business hours.

Ways to Give

Please consider making a gift to IAIA. Here are just a few of the things you can support with your contribution:

  • Scholarships
  • The Student Emergency Fund
  • Academic programs
  • IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
  • General operating support

To give right now by credit card, see the form. Or call Angela Sedillo, Advancement Office Coordinator, at (505) 424-5730 during business hours.

Outright Gifts (Cash or Securities)

To make a gift right now with a credit card, see the form. Or you may call (505) 424-5730 during business hours. To give by check, mail a check made payable to the IAIA Foundation to:

IAIA Foundation
PO Box 22370
Santa Fe, NM 87502-2370

Gifts may be for IAIA’s highest priorities or may be restricted for purposes such as scholarships, the emergency fund, an academic program, the IAIA museum, or another purpose of your choosing. Please note the designation of your gift on our online form or when mailing a check.

If you would like to make a recurring gift, call Angela Sedillo at (505) 424-5730. Your contribution also can be made in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.

IAIA accepts gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. Please contact Gracie Schild, Advancement Services Manager, at (505) 424-2310 or at for information for your broker.

The President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is comprised of donors whose individual annual support is $1,000 or greater. Annual gifts from contributors in the President’s Circle help to fund the most urgent priorities established by the President and Board of Trustees.

As a donor in the President’s Circle, your leadership gift each year allows IAIA to continue providing outstanding student support and academic excellence.

Levels of Support:

  • Platinum: $10,000 and up
  • Gold: $5,000–$9,999
  • Silver: $2,500–$4,999
  • Bronze: $1,000–$2,499

Recognition may include the following:

  • A special opportunity to have your generosity recognized on the campus Honor Circle or in one of the campus buildings
  • An invitation to the annual President’s Circle weekend
  • Special briefings from the President about IAIA news and activities
  • Discount at the IAIA campus bookstore and at the IAIA Bon Appetit Café

The Lloyd Kiva New Legacy Circle and Planned Gifts

Circles event at The Compound Restaurant

Circles event at The Compound Restaurant

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way for you to provide a future gift to IAIA. Through a planned gift, you can create a powerful legacy for both you and for IAIA. We welcome gifts made through different planned giving arrangements. These arrangements can:

  • Enable you to leave a legacy for IAIA
  • Provide for you or your loved ones
  • Entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions

If you have made any estate plans that include IAIA, we would like to show you our appreciation by including you as a member of IAIA’s Lloyd Kiva New Legacy Circle. This Circle, named in honor of IAIA’s first Art Director, offers special opportunities and activities to deepen your engagement with the IAIA community.

For more information about planned gifts and the Lloyd Kiva New Legacy Circle, please contact Eileen Berry, Institutional Advancement Interim Director, at (505) 424-5712 or at

In-Kind Gifts and Gifts of Real Property

IAIA is grateful for a wide variety of in-kind gifts such as equipment, art supplies, other forms of real property, and services. Gifts of art for the annual art auction help provide support for student scholarships. Also, artworks that can enhance the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art collection or the IAIA campus art collection are welcome. Gifts of art for either the museum or campus collections are subject to review and acceptance by their respective committees.

Please contact Angela Sedillo, at (505) 424-5730 or at for more information or to schedule an appointment for a review of the prospective donation.

Endowed Funds

Your gift of $30,000 or more can create a special endowed fund at IAIA that will provide support to IAIA for years to come. The fund can be for student scholarships, an academic area of study, or some other special program or activity to benefit students and/or faculty. Please contact Alex Shapiro at (505) 424-2309 or at Also, we are happy to accept a gift of any amount for an already established endowed fund.

Special Events

Your sponsorship of an IAIA event can help cover our expenses, which means that more funds are available to support students and our academic programs. We are pleased to recognize sponsorships in event literature, on our website, and on social media portals.

IAIA Needs Your Wheels!

At IAIA, we provide our students with the best programs, facilities, and equipment possible to help them reach their educational goals. One way you can help is to consider donating a car or motorcycle you no longer need. Almost any vehicle can be donated to IAIA to support our highest academic priorities. Through our partner, Center for Car Donations, we make this as simple as possible for you.

See the form or call (877) 411-3662 to find out more about the process.

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