“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.
The devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma has launched a surge in charitable giving to assist those impacted by the catastrophic storms. Currently, attention is appropriately focused on providing immediate relief including shelter, food, water and other basic needs. In our experience with disaster recovery, we have learned the majority of initial funding following a disaster targets these immediate relief efforts. Disaster events also create many long-term recovery needs including rebuilding homes, businesses and infrastructure, and mental and physical health issues that can last for months and even years.
If you would like to contribute to the hurricane recovery efforts, following are charitable funds providing support for both early relief and long-term recovery efforts.
Find more information on when, how and where to give following disasters at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. If you have a donor advised fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, you can recommend a grant to one of these recovery funds by logging into your DonorCentral account or calling us at 405/235-5603.