“Together, we are building endowment support that will bolster our community in the years to come.”
This spring, as we broke ground on a new structure that will expand the capacity of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, we were reminded of the ground-breaking steps our founder, John E. Kirkpatrick, took in 1969. He built a framework of charitable support for the community, paving the way for many generous donors to join together with a common mission — to make a difference for good.
We believe, as did our founder, that philanthropy is a collaborative effort. Our 2017 Annual Report highlights the passion and commitment of our community’s generous donors and hard-working nonprofits. We hope these stories will inspire you to join us in Building Together a stronger community.
During October, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will distribute more than $8 million in endowment earnings to nearly 360 charitable organizations through the largest program of its kind in the nation.
“Our charitable organization endowment program offers area charities with the opportunity to create a permanent, sustainable source of funding,” said Nancy B. Anthony, President. “These funds also offer a simple way for donors to make a lasting contribution to support organizations they care about.”
The Community Foundation administers nearly 360 permanent endowments through the program that benefit a wide range of charitable organizations serving the community in areas such as education, health care, social services, arts and culture and animal welfare. The endowment funds are invested for growth and a percentage of the fund is distributed back to the organization each year.
“Establishing an endowment fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a simple way for us to receive dependable financial support for our program,” said Sara Jacobson, executive director for Children’s Hospital Volunteers. “In addition, we now have so many giving options at our disposal, allowing us to offer our donors more ways for them to help and leave their legacy.”
To learn how you can make a gift to a charitable organization endowment, visit occf.org/coegift. For a list of all endowment funds, click here.