What’s Happening @OCCF

Regional Disaster Readiness Group Convenes in Oklahoma City

Nancy B. Anthony and Regine A. Webster
Oklahoma City Community Foundation President, Nancy B. Anthony and Center for Disaster Philanthropy vice president, Regine A. Webster.

Community foundations from across the Midwest gathered in Oklahoma City Nov. 7-9 to learn about creating resilient communities equipped to more effectively respond to natural disasters. Hosted by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the meeting brought together community foundations and grantmakers from a 10-state region who participate in the Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP). Read more.

Investment Returns

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to report investment returns for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2018, the total return for the general investment pool was 3.96 percent. For Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), the total return was 7.80 percent. The 10-year return of 6.78 percent is in the top quartile of community foundations nationally. Find complete investment results below:

OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to provide the results from the 2017-2018 OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Beginning in 2017, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation contracted with the nonprofit research group Thoughtwell to conduct an objective, data-driven study of community needs focusing on the areas of social service, health and education. The results of the study will help inform strategic direction, resource allocation, policy decision and education of the public. Download the OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment report here.

Students Statewide can Apply for Scholarships Online

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is THE PLACE to find scholarships in Oklahoma! With an average scholarship of $2,000 and awards up to $20,000, we can help fund your education. We offer more than 145 online scholarship opportunities, each with different eligibility criteria and application deadlines. Watch the How to Apply video and find everything you need to know to apply at occf.org/scholarships.

Scholarship Recipients: How to Claim your Award for 2018-2019

Did you receive a scholarship from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year? Don’t forget to claim your award so that the money is transferred to your school. Find the instructions to claim your award at occf.org/claim.

20 Projects Advance to Next Step of The Great Idea Challenge

The Great Idea Challenge, launched earlier this year by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, has invited 20 applicants to advance to the next step of the competitive grant process. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will award up to $1 million through The Great Idea Challenge to bold and innovative projects that will impact our community throughout the next 50 years.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to The Great Idea Challenge,” Oklahoma City Community Foundation President Nancy B. Anthony said. “We received 89 letters of inquiry and the review committee selected 20 diverse and innovative projects to advance to the next step of the challenge.”

The 20 selected applicants must complete an online grant application by Sept. 21, demonstrating the broad impact and viability of the project, as well as the capacity of the organization to execute the program. Successful grantees will be announced in January 2019.

View a list of the advancing applicants and projects.

Nov. 6 Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Recording Now Available

Due to technical difficulties at the Nov. 6 Cannon Financial Institute teleconference, we are sharing a link to the recorded version. Continuing education credits will only be provided to those who attended Nov. 6.
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