Tribal Philanthropy

Tribal Philanthropy-Impact

Totem Native American Lottery Charitable ImpactThrough the revenues generated by our clients, over $2.1 billion dollars will be generated and reinvested into the social and economic development of the Native American people. The goal of these lottery dollars is not only to fund social programs to support the Native American people, but also to give them the means to achieve a productive and sustainable economy.


Did you know…?

  • That almost 81% of Native Americans in poverty stricken areas will not graduate high school1
  • One in every four (25.3 percent) Native Americans lives in poverty2
  • Nearly a third (29.9 percent) of Native Americans is without health insurance coverage.
  • Many tribes struggle with the basic necessities such as basic sanitation and clean drinking water3



[1] Balfanz, R. (2007, August). Locating and transforming the low performing high schools which produce the nation‘s dropouts.Paper presented at Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons for Federal Policy from Research and Practice, Washington, DC. Excellent Education (2007). The crisis in American high schools. Washington, DC: Author. Balfanz, R., & Legters, N. (2006). Closing ‘dropout factories’: The graduation-rate crisis we know, and what can be done about it. Education Week, 25(42), 42-43.

[2] Spotlight of Poverty (December 2011), Tom Rodgers, President of Carlyle Consulting of Alexandria, Virginia.

[3]United Nations (March 2011)