Gift Recognition

Pilauŋyayapi (We Thank You All)

We proudly share our list of major donors – the foundations, businesses, tribal organizations, and others from all over the world – whose gifts and in-kind support help us provide indigenous Waldorf Education to Lakota children.

Due to limited space and privacy issues, this list does not include the names of the many individuals who are also vital part of making our school possible.

However, please know – we are deeply grateful for each contribution, large and small, and the visionary support of every donor. Together these charitable gifts come together to provide the resources that are changing the lives of Lakota children.

* We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our records. However, if you find an error, omission, or misspelling in this list, please email us at

LWS Donor List: Foundations, Tribal Organizations & Other

Adam Mastrovich Family Foundation
Acacia, Fonds für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Switzerland
AWSNA, Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, USA
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Carl Forstmann, Memorial Foundation, USA
Center for Art of Living, CA
Comey-Fitzgerald Family Foundation
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Dubree Family Foundation
First Nations Development Institute
Fitzgerald Family Foundation
Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiners, Germany
Golden West Telecommunications, SD
Harry Chapin Foundation
Honor the Earth, MN, USA
Kalliopeia Foundation
Lakota Foundation, Switzerland
Lanan Foundation
Larson Foundation, USA
Marshall & Margherite McComb Foundation
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
Micheal Foundation
NoVo / Indigenous People’s Fund of Tides Foundation, USA
Onaway Trust, Scotland
Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE)
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Ruth Danley & William Enoch Moore Charitable Trust, USA
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, CA
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe
Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund
South Dakota Community Foundation
The Saisei Foundation
Theosophical Order of Service, NC
Waldorf School Fund
Whole Kids Foundation
YIP Harburg Foundation, USA

Plus several donors who wish to remain anonymous.
LWS Donors Who Made In-Kind Gifts (Partial List)

Common Cents, Sharp Corner, SD
Denali Foundation
High Mowing Seeds in Vermont, USA
Kyle Grocery, Kyle, SD
Little Wound School (Bus Drivers), Kyle, SD
Meadowlark Hearth Community Biodynamic Farm, Scottsbluff, NE
Mercurius USA, Rocklin, CA,
Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD
Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Kyle, SD
Sam’s Club, Rapid City, SD
Sioux Nation Shopping Center, Pine Ridge, SD
Stockmar, Germany

And many more. We cannot list all the friends who send us in-kind donations, but we reach out to all of you with a heartfelt thank you!

“Why do we describe our supporters as visionaries? Because they don’t just see the Lakota Waldorf School today. They also see LWS students down the road who are empowered to face the challenges of tribal life in the 21st century.”
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Isabel Stadnick
LWS Administrator
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