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Jan. 17, 2017 – Oklahoma City Area Nonprofits Receive Grants from Kirschner Trusts
The Kirschner Trusts, an endowment administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, recently awarded $357,100 in grants to 66 charitable organizations, including 14 nonprofits serving the Oklahoma City area. Read more.
Jan. 9, 2017 – Scholarship Deadlines Approaching for Lawton Area High School Seniors
Application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $25,000 in scholarships available to high school seniors from Lawton and the surrounding area through the Lawton Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Read more.
Jan. 4, 2017 – Grants Available for Rural Oklahoma Communities
Grants from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation are available for projects in communities with a population less than 6,000 located in 20 designated Oklahoma counties. Administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the program is designed to improve the quality of life for rural Oklahomans. Grants will be awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for projects that will positively impact the community in the interest areas of 1) arts/culture/history, 2) health or 3) libraries/literacy. Deadline for grant applications is March 1, 2017. Read more.
Dec. 20, 2016 – Grants Help Provide Warm Meals to Homebound Elderly
Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees recently awarded $34,100 in grants to 56 churches providing warm, fresh meals to homebound elderly residents through Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County. In addition, grants were awarded to Edmond Mobile Meals and Meals on Wheels of Norman for $3,000 each. Read more.
Nov. 17, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s GiveSmartOKC Informing Charitable Giving in Central Oklahoma
With Thanksgiving a week away and Giving Tuesday drawing nearer, charitable giving is top of mind for families, with many individuals and organizations inspired to donate funds to deserving nonprofits in central Oklahoma. GiveSmartOKC.org, a partnership between the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and GuideStar, is an online resource providing comprehensive and objective information for more than 260 nonprofits in central Oklahoma, improving transparency and accountability for central Oklahoma’s nonprofit sector. Through this free website, nonprofit organizations share details on governance, management, financials, and programs, which in turn empowers informed and responsible charitable giving by potential donors. Read more.
This Thursday, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) will begin distributing more than $8 million in endowments to nearly 360 nonprofit organizations, the largest program of its kind in the nation. The Charitable Organization Endowment distribution event will be held at the OCCF’s offices this Thursday, October 6 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at 1000 N. Broadway Ave. in Oklahoma City. Read more.
Sept. 7, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards Nearly $200,000 to 12 Charities Helping Children
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is awarding nearly $200,000 through the Opportunities for Children iFund program to 12 charitable organizations in central Oklahoma. The program supports grants to organizations that provide direct services for children age 14 and younger. Grants are awarded for projects that support literacy, promote wellness and physical activity and provide recreational, social and cultural activities for children who otherwise would not have those opportunities. Read more.
Aug. 25, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Central Oklahoma Students
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to announce 33 students from central Oklahoma were recently awarded scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Additional scholarship awards were announced earlier this year. Read more.
July 5, 2016 – Bond Payne to Serve as Chairman of Oklahoma City Community Foundation Board of Trustees
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Board of Trustees has named businessman Bond Payne as chairman. First appointed as a Trustee in 2009, Payne will begin his two-year term as chairman beginning July 1, 2016. Read more.
June 23, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Employees in June
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the betterment of the community through charitable gifts and endowment funds, has announced the addition of two new employees effective June 2016. Read more.
April 18, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Names Jana Steelman Communications Director, Erika Warren Joins Staff
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Jana Steelman to the position of communications director and the addition of Erika Warren as grants and programs manager. Steelman will lead the organization’s communications team and guide public relations and messaging strategies. Warren will manage a number of endowment funds and grant programs, as well as provide assistance with community programs and initiatives. Read more.
April 13, 2016 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Honored with Cityscape Award
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation was honored by Mayor Mick Cornett and the Oklahoma City Arts Commission with the Curtis A. Schwartz Cityscape Award for the installation of the sculpture, Flamenco, in the Paseo Arts District. The biennial award recognizes organizations that make a contribution to the aesthetic quality of Oklahoma City through public art, architecture or landscaping. Read more.
April 7, 2016 – 162 High School Seniors in Central Oklahoma Receiving $324,000 in Scholarships
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees awarded 162 area high school seniors with a total of $324,000 in scholarships through the Community Foundation Scholars program. The recipients were from 51 public and private high schools in four central Oklahoma counties. The students and their guidance counselors were guests at three luncheons this week at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation offices. In an effort to keep up with the rising cost of college, the Trustees increased the award amounts from $1,500 to $2,000 per recipient for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more.
March 2, 2016 – Trustees Award $155,950 in Grants
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees recently awarded $155,950 in grants through the following programs: Services for the Elderly iFund program and the Parks & Public Space Initiative. Read more.
Feb. 18, 2016 – Tree Inventory for Oklahoma City Parks to Occur Thanks to $120,800 in Gifts
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has made a $95,000 gift to the City of Oklahoma City to support a comprehensive tree inventory of all city parks, trails and medians. In addition, the Oklahoma Department of Forestry Services made a gift of $25,800 toward the inventory project. Read more.
Jan. 26, 2016 – The Kirschner Trusts Endowment awards $332,905 to nonprofits in Muskogee, Tulsa, Oklahoma City
The trustees of the Kirschner Trusts Affiliated Fund are pleased to announce that a total of $332,905 in grants have recently been awarded to 67 nonprofit organizations. The Kirschner Trusts Affiliated Fund is administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Read more.
January 13 – Oklahoma City Community Foundation Helping Provide Health Care for the Homeless
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