Who we are
Our priority is to empower Choctaws to achieve self-reliance through innovative, high-impact programs and partnerships that advance education, health, and culture.
Based in Durant, Oklahoma, the Chahta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was created in 1999 to support the Choctaw people. Although separate from the Choctaw Nation, the Chahta Foundation works closely alongside the Tribe to serve Choctaw Tribal Members.
Every donation raised by the Chahta Foundation is generously matched dollar for dollar by the Choctaw Nation, thereby doubling any donation received. This allows the Chahta Foundation to spend 100% of all external donations directly on programs that serve the Choctaw people—never on overhead costs.
The Chahta Foundation deeply values the support of the Choctaw people. In 2015, over 500 Choctaw Nation employees contributed almost $14,000 to the Foundation’s educational fund, which goes directly toward scholarships for Choctaw students.