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The Chickasaw Foundation helps further education, inspire new ideas and build communities.

We appreciate donors for contributing their time and financial resources to provide opportunities, services and activities for the Chickasaw people. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Chickasaw Foundation, donate online or call our office. Donations can also be mailed.

Memorial Donations

A memorial donation is a special way of remembering a loved one while helping others. Acknowledgment cards can be sent to family members, if requested, upon a donation being received by the Chickasaw Foundation. While making your donation, you can also click the box to have your loved one’s name listed on our scrolling “In Loving Memory” list.

Contributing to the General Fund or a Specific Scholarship

When donating to the Chickasaw Foundation, you have the option of contributing to the general scholarship fund or to a specific scholarship. If you are interested in donating to a specific scholarship, please go to our Scholarship Donations page.

Chickasaw Foundation’s Donor Spotlight

“Giving to the Chickasaw Foundation is an honor,” Joshua Bess said. “There is no greater reward than to give of yourself for the betterment of others.”

Bess, who serves as undersecretary of Support and Sustainability for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services and a trustee for the Chickasaw Foundation (CF), is thrilled to support the CF. “Giving to the CF is one way we can give the Chickasaw people and surrounding communities our help,” he noted. “Whether it’s to support students in their educational journeys or citizens in times of crisis such as natural disasters, cultural opportunities or other needs, I know my contributions will be used for the betterment of others.”

He continued: “The greatest gifts I’ve ever received is when I gave of myself, knowing it will positively impact someone’s life. The CF affords me the opportunity to receive this great gift over and over. Giving to the CF means the world to me, and I want to express my appreciation to the CF for allowing me the opportunity to give.”

Josh is married to Kassie Bess, and is the father of three beautiful girls (Brianna, Jayli, and Ellie). He enjoys spending time with his family, watching his girls play sports, outdoor recreation and more. He is prayerful and trusting of our Creator, which provides the ultimate example of selflessness.

Chickasaw Foundation is thankful for Mr. Bess’ ongoing support!

Chickasaw Foundation ECCP Spotlight

Chickasaw Foundation is pleased to feature Colton Hall as the Employee Charitable Contribution Plan spotlight!

Hall, a geospatial information specialist for the division of construction and support services, began as an intern at the Chickasaw Nation in 2016, then started working full time in September 2018. “I give to the Foundation because I believe in the support it provides for Chickasaw and surrounding communities,” he mentioned. “It is very important to have organizations such as this who focus on giving back to people.”

Colton is thankful for the Foundation because of the work they do in dire times. “The Foundation provides support in times of urgent need, which allows people to get back on track. It also reflects our values and showcases the high standard these values should be held to.”

Chickasaw Foundation is thankful for Mr. Hall and his support!