About BSF


The mission of the Bering Straits Foundation (BSF) is to support the educational goals of Our People, strengthening sustainable communities and enriching Native cultural heritage and traditional values.  Since 1991, BSF has helped Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) shareholders and descendants achieve their educational goals through scholarship support, and has provided more than $2.6 million in educational funding to help empower Our People.

MAKE A DONATION: Our goal is to raise $50,000 in 2018!

With the very generous support of individuals and community organizations, BSF is able to help BSNC shareholders and descendants who seek to further their educational and vocational goals. Your investment is more than a commitment to BSF – it is an affirmation of your connection to and support of BSNC’s current and future generations of students who are making positive strides in their lives and impact in our communities!

Your support helps positively impact the lives of BSF recipients such as Isabel Yamat, a BSF recipient who participated in the BSNC Summer Internship program and was promoted to Assistant Facilities Security Officer: “I am grateful for the support Bering Straits Foundation gave me while I pursued my degree. I was a first generation college student, and with their support I was able to obtain my degree. The support and assistance they dedicate to Bering Straits shareholders and descendants is truly admirable and uplifting.”

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: BSF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so all donations are tax deductible! Tax ID: 92-0138528.

Via check or credit card: To make a tax-deductible donation via check, please make payable to Bering Straits Foundation and mail to BSF/Attn: Donations, P.O. Box 1008, Nome, AK 99762. To donate via credit card, email foundation@beringstraits.com or call (907) 521-7207.

AmazonSmile: When you shop on Amazon through signing up at www.smile.amazon.com , you can support the Bering Straits Foundation. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to select BSF as a charity and show your support every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a  portion of your purchase to BSF!

Your generous support is greatly appreciated!