Meals on Wheels Oklahoma City delivers food to a home-bound client.

Our Pledge to You

As our community’s nonprofits, you are our change makers. You’re on the front lines, directly impacting those in need, and we are here to support you. Through our endowment program, grant programs, partnerships and more, we are here to help you continue to grow your impact and make this community a better place to live.

Carolyn Watson Rural Community Foundation is Improving the Quality of Life in Oklahoma

Businesswoman and longtime Coalgate, Oklahoma resident Carolyn Watson realized many people living in rural areas didn’t have the resources needed to improve their quality of life. Working with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation she created the Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship, Classroom grants, and Community Network grants to help those in need. If you have a desire to make a difference in your community, the Community Foundation can help you too.

Inspiring Our Community 

When you walk down Walker Avenue in OKC, you’ll often smell fresh coffee and hear a lot of laughter. The happy spot you’ve encountered is Not Your Average Joe, a quaint coffee shop that fills more cups than most. Its mission is to inspire our community by including students and adults with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities in the creation of exceptional coffee in an encouraging atmosphere. It also is a Kirschner Trust grant recipient, awarded by OCCF.

Community Impact

At the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, our number one goal is bringing people together from all across the community who want to invest in this place and the people who live here. This resulted in nearly $80 million dollars in grants, scholarships and distributions to our endowed partners in FY23.

$63.3 M+

Grant Distributions


Scholarships Distributed

$12.3 M+

Distributed to Endowment Partners

Nonprofit Resources

Explore the various resources we offer to our nonprofit partners. 

Students participating in a program at Bridges, a partner in the OCCF endowment program.

Endowment Program

two young boys playing at Lilyfield

Grants Opportunities

OCCF Scholarship Luncheon