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Oklahoma City Community Foundation Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards

Accreditation sealThe Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Nancy B. Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation President. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as we carry out our mission.”

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 500 community foundations already accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. Learn more at cfstandards.org.

Scholarships Awarded to 193 Area High School Students

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded $386,000 in scholarships to 193 graduating seniors from 52 central Oklahoma high schools. Awarded through the Community Foundation Scholars program, the scholarships are a portion of more than $1.6 million that the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will award to students throughout Oklahoma this year.

Through the Community Foundation Scholars program, graduating seniors from 52 central Oklahoma high schools may apply for scholarships. Recipients include students who may not be at the top of their class academically, but are good students and are active in their community, as well as students who will be the first in their family to attend college. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Find a complete list of Community Foundation Scholar recipients for the 2017-18 academic year here.

Learn more about our Community Foundation Scholars program, in our 2017 Scholars Yearbook below.

Second Quarter Investment Results

The investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, was 1.0 percent. For detailed investment results and our 2016 Investment Report, please click here.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Available Online

occfawScholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are available online at occf.academicworks.com. Home to more than 110 online scholarships, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually to students across Oklahoma through the largest independent scholarship program in the state.

Scholarships are available statewide for graduating high school seniors, enrolled college or career tech students, students serving in the military and more. Students in all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships. Application deadlines vary, with most closing January-April 2017.

Apply today at occf.academicworks.com.