Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission 

To promote the general welfare and culture of the Chickasaw people by supporting educational, health, historical and community activities and programs.

Our Vision

Instilling hope and fostering resilience in Chickasaw families and friends.

Our Values

  • The Chickasaw People
  • Cultural Identity
  • Servant Leadership
  • Selflessness
  • Can Do Attitude
  • Perseverance
  • Stewardship
  • Trust & Respect
  • Loyalty
  • Honest & Integrity
  • Teamwork


The Chickasaw Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1971. For decades the Foundation has been driven by its mission “to promote the general welfare and culture of the Chickasaw people by supporting educational, health, historical and community activities and programs.”

The Chickasaw Foundation has assisted communities nationwide by funding disaster relief, emergency services, charitable organizations, scholarships, and health and cultural opportunities.

With the generous support of their donors, the Chickasaw Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to students since 2004. Additionally, the Foundation assists those in need through the benevolence fund or the Chickasaw Nation Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The benevolence fund has granted more than $290,000 to Chickasaw Nation employees over the past 10 years and has provided financial assistance to thousands of families impacted by natural disasters since inception.

As you consider your giving plans, please remember the Chickasaw Foundation. Your help provides continued and additional opportunities for Chickasaw citizens, Chickasaw Nation employees and communities across the country.

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Learn about our Programs

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Inchokkaalaali (I'm Visiting)

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Disaster Relief

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Interested in donating to a specific scholarship? Browse our collection and find one near and dear to you.


Scholarship Recipient

Karissa Wynne

“With your help, I am able to succeed in and out of the classroom by completely focusing on school. By receiving this scholarship, it inspires me to do as best as I can knowing I have people who believe in me.”

Benevolence Fund Recipient

Jeremy Webb

"During a time of great challenge and uncertainty in my life, the Chickasaw Foundation was a ballast in rough waters."

Disaster Relief Recipient

Sarah Miller

“Thank you so much for the love and, most importantly, the hope needed to make this simple family realize the importance of unity and togetherness the tribe teaches and shows daily.”

Inchokkaalaali Recipient

Epic Charter Schools

"This had a wonderful impact on Native students, as they felt a sense of pride in sharing their cultural heritage. The non-Native students/parents gained awareness of the Chickasaw Nation, both historically and currently."