About us


Our mission:

To eliminate the cancer burdens on American Indian families through education, prevention, early detection, treatment and survivor support.

Our story:

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities. AICAF’s board members and employees have an array of experience serving the health needs of our people.

Our core values

Respectful of tradition
Advancing knowledge
Native directed

Our mission is supported by our partners and members of the community through philanthropic giving. We hope you’ll consider contributing to our goal of creating a world without cancer.

Our vision:

Cancer knows no boundaries. Our vision is a world where cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Natives. Through hard work, culturally appropriate community-based programs, and policy change that affords Native people access to the best prevention and treatment strategies we see a day where American Indian communities are free of the burdens of cancer.