What’s Happening @OCCF

Third Quarter Investment Results

The investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, was 4.28 percent. For detailed investment results, please click here.

Job Opening: Greater Oklahoma City Parks and Trails Foundation Director

The Greater Oklahoma City Parks and Trails Foundation is looking for a part-time director to execute the Foundation’s mission of convening entities and individuals interested and involved in the development, support and use of parks and trails in the Greater Oklahoma City area.

Specifically, the director will:

  • Advocate for support of the Foundation among decision-makers and stakeholders throughout the community.
  • Convene municipalities to share and coordinate plans to develop a comprehensive assessment of established parks, future plans, gap areas and potential resources.
  • Work with public, private and nonprofit organizations to facilitate potential partnerships to link and strengthen projects.
  • Identify and coordinate efforts with existing organizations, neighborhood associations and “friend” groups focused on parks and/or park activities.
  • Plan and execute communication and education strategies to increase public awareness and engagement with parks and trails.
  • Conduct community activities to increase public awareness and interest in parks and trails.

Please direct all inquiries to Teresa Rose-Crook at 405/606-2929.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Opportunities for Children iFund

Grants awarded to charitable organizations that provide direct services for children from birth to age 14 and offer access to opportunities that otherwise would not be available.
Grant Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Find more information including grant application guidelines here.

Parks & Public Space Initiative/Margaret Annis Boys Trust

Grants awarded to nonprofit organizations, neighborhood and community groups, churches, schools and government agencies to support projects that improve and encourage the use of public parks and other community spaces throughout Oklahoma County.
Grant Application Deadline: July 14, 2017
Find more information including grant application guidelines here.

Wellness Initiative

Grants awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-based programs encouraging healthy lifestyle behaviors among central Oklahoma residents. Eligible projects will motivate people to engage in a sustainable program of daily exercise, healthy eating and other wellness activities that minimize the potential of future illness and disease.
Grant Application Deadline: July 14, 2017
Find more information including grant application guidelines here.

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.

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.