St. Joseph’s Indian School Named Top-rated Nonprofit

St. Joseph’s Indian School named Top-rated Nonprofit for the fourth consecutive year (photo taken before social distancing).

St. Joseph’s Indian School is a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

President Mike Tyrell feels the recognition is a direct result of the hard work of the entire organization and the faithful supporters.

“We are honored to receive a Top-Rated Charity award for the fourth consecutive year from GreatNonprofits. For over 90 years, our mission at St. Joseph’s Indian School to care for the whole child – mind, body, heart and spirit – has not only remained intact but also grown stronger,” said Tyrell.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that St. Joseph’s Indian School received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients.

One reviewer writes, “I have always been amazed at all of the things that the school does for the children, from providing basic needs to education including their culture. The recent equine therapy program has me greatly excited. There are too many great features of this school to write about in this review. I just hope that more people become aware of just how fantastic this school is and decide to start donating to St. Joseph’s Indian School.”

Executive Director of Development Kory Christianson is thankful for the outpouring of support the organization receives throughout the year.

“This is especially important during a year such as this, when the world is shaken and uncertainty attempts to plant seeds of worry and doubt. To be named a Top-Rated Charity is a wonderful recognition to our staff and also of friends around the world who believe in our mission,” said Christianson.

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences with more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those with direct experience with the charities as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

9 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Indian School Named Top-rated Nonprofit”

  1. Congratulations I am very proud of my little part in your great story. God continue to bless you and all the children.

    1. Thank you, William, for your support of our Lakota students! We truly couldn’t do it without you!

  2. It is so wonderful to hear this news. All the great things the school provides for the children. I am only able to support this school as there are so many good organizations out there but my finances don’t allow. I had learned in the Lakota way of life and feel truly honored to be able to give back to a great cause. Seeing the children’s faces smiling is reward enough. Thank you St. Joseph’s! Dan Powers Mountnhawk.

    1. We can’t thank you enough, Dan, for your support to our school and Lakota students!

  3. This reinforces what we have known for so many years. St Joseph’s is about sharing, caring and love. You feel it when you walk on campus, meet the staff and greet the kids. Congratulations!!

    1. Thank you so much! We really do try our very hardest for the students and their families!

  4. Congratulations. I am so happy to do what little I can to be of help. I have been spreading the word about your school to friends and family hoping they will become sponsors. ❤️

    1. We can’t thank you enough for your support, Christine! We hope you are staying healthy and safe!

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