AAIA's largest source of support comes from our members and contributors. In order to maintain our current programs and develop additional programs, AAIA sends out appeal letters to its members periodically throughout the year. Members receive a newsletter two times per year outlining the Association's activities. The Annual Meeting of Members is held each November in New York City, at which time Board of Directors members are elected to staggered four-year terms. Any member of the Association may vote at the meeting or may vote by proxy. In addition to funding from its members, the Association has also been the recipient of legacies and applies to various foundations, corporations and tribes for grants.