St. Joseph’s Indian School Repeats as Top-Rated Nonprofit

A camp counselor and child stop to smile for the camera at a fun outdoor activity during Rising Eagle Day Camp, an outreach program of St. Joe’s.

St. Joseph’s Indian School was recently named a “2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit” for the seventh year running by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

President Mike Tyrell says the recognition acknowledges the entire organization’s hard work and the faithful support of donors. “We are honored and humbled to be named a top-rated charity by GreatNonprofits. Every day, our staff partners with Native American youth and their families to educate for life – mind, body, heart and spirit, and this award affirms the dedication to the mission of many.”

St. Joseph’s Indian School students smile near the playground on campus.

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

One reviewer writes, “My wife and I visited the St. Joseph’s campus in 2012 and have interacted by phone with St. Joseph’s staff regularly since then. We contribute about every other month during the year and look forward to the newsletters containing stories of the great success of the St. Joseph’s students. Student success is our measure of how effectively our donations are being put to use. We are pleased with our return on investment in St. Joseph’s.”

Executive Director of Development Kory Christianson says, “We hear comments like this from generous donors all over the country and around the world. When they share the good news of their experience with St. Joseph’s we benefit not only from their financial generosity but also from the support we receive when they lift up the important work of our mission. We are grateful to have earned their trust.”

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 charities as donors, volunteers and aid recipients.

To learn more about awards St. Joseph’s Indian School has earned, visit

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.

5 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Indian School Repeats as Top-Rated Nonprofit”


  2. Not surprising that it’s rated a top non-profit. We attended the Powwow in 2019 and got to see for ourselves how our donations are put to use. May St. Joseph’s continue to do what they are doing for the children as it certainly is effective..

  3. St. Joseph’s is doing a lot of things right to be honored with the top rating…seven years running!
    Impressive words in your statement, the mission of benefitting the Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit. Education and culture lasting for a lifetime.

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