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Endowment Program

A child gets therapy through a grant program at Hearts for Hearing.

Sustainable, Reliable Support

Our Nonprofit Endowment Program has sustained area nonprofits with reliable support since 1970. It makes it easier for our nonprofit partners to focus on the mission at hand.

View our latest 2023 Nonprofit Endowment Report »

View our latest 2023 Nonprofit Endowment Report

FY23 Nonprofit Distribution

Matching Dollars Awarded in FY23 (by Kirkpatrick Family Fund and other donors)

Endowments

If you want your cause to be sustainable, you need friends. Giving to an endowment says I will be a friend forever.

Ron Bruner

Executive Director, Westview Boys Home

Endowment Resources

Match Opportunities

Maximize your impact and make your gift go further

Endowed Nonprofit Directory

A simpler place for donors to connect with you, our nonprofit partners

Additional Resources

Check out our Endowment Toolkit, our E-Newsletter and more

Looking to learn more about endowment or how you can start one? Check out below!

What Is a Nonprofit Endowment Fund?

A Nonprofit Endowment Fund is a permanent fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation with a nonprofit or specific charitable purpose designated as the beneficiary. Designed to help sustain area nonprofits, this program has been providing reliable, annual support to the community for more than 50 years.

Why Establish a Fund with OCCF?

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Long-term Sustainability

Annual distributions provide a stable and predictable source of income you can rely on.

Flexible Giving Options

We accept a wide variety of gifts to make giving easy and effective.

Professional Expertise

We can help grow your endowment through planned giving services, development resources, sound investment policies and technical assistance.

Network of Donors

We can help you reach a broad network of donors and professional advisors through promotion and awareness of the endowment program.

How We Distribute

Each year, we calculate the nonprofit’s annual distribution based on 5% of the fund’s average market value for the previous 12 quarters. This averaging allows fund distributions to remain more consistent during highs and lows in return markets.

How Do You Create or Grow an Endowment?

Create an Endowment!

  • With a minimum gift of $40,000, we can help you create a fully endowed fund that provides a grant of at least $2,000 each year.
  • For organizations with an existing endowment, we can help you or a donor establish a designated fund to support a specific program area or a named fund honoring the donor or a loved one with a minimum gift of $20,000.

Grow Your Endowment!

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Secure Your Gift

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. A single donor may establish the fund, or it may be several donors contributing smaller amounts, so put together a plan and take it one step at a time.

 

Is your donor writing a check?
Be sure to have donors include the nonprofit endowment fund name on their check!

Make it Grow

The matching grant program is a powerful way to encourage your donors to give and grow your endowment even faster!

Check it Out!

We'll Manage It

We process all gifts to the fund, mail acknowledgments to donors and provide you with annual fund reports of gifts, distributions and investment performance.

You can access your fund balance, gifts, distribution history and quarterly investment performance 24/7 in your fund portal.

Don't Turn Away Complex Gifts

We can help you accept nearly any asset to your endowment fund, so talk to us before declining a complex gift from a donor. We’ve helped nonprofits like you accept all kinds of gifts from real estate and securities to retirement plan assets, life insurance and even cryptocurrency.

Increase Your Visibility

By partnering with us, we can help you reach a broad network of donors and professional advisors through promotion and awareness of your endowment.

Questions?

Contact us to find out how we can assist with non-cash gifts such as real estate, stocks, oil and gas interests and more!

    Create an Endowment!

    • With a minimum gift of $40,000, we can help you create a fully endowed fund that provides a grant of at least $2,000 each year.
    • For organizations with an existing endowment, we can help you or a donor establish a designated fund to support a specific program area or a named fund honoring the donor or a loved one with a minimum gift of $20,000.

    Grow Your Endowment!

    CLOSE ACCORDION
    Secure Your Gift

    Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. A single donor may establish the fund, or it may be several donors contributing smaller amounts, so put together a plan and take it one step at a time.

     

    Is your donor writing a check?
    Be sure to have donors include the nonprofit endowment fund name on their check!

    Make it Grow

    The matching grant program is a powerful way to encourage your donors to give and grow your endowment even faster!

    Check it Out!

    We'll Manage It

    We process all gifts to the fund, mail acknowledgments to donors and provide you with annual fund reports of gifts, distributions and investment performance.

    You can access your fund balance, gifts, distribution history and quarterly investment performance 24/7 in your fund portal.

    Don't Turn Away Complex Gifts

    We can help you accept nearly any asset to your endowment fund, so talk to us before declining a complex gift from a donor. We’ve helped nonprofits like you accept all kinds of gifts from real estate and securities to retirement plan assets, life insurance and even cryptocurrency.

    Increase Your Visibility

    By partnering with us, we can help you reach a broad network of donors and professional advisors through promotion and awareness of your endowment.

    Questions?

    Contact us to find out how we can assist with non-cash gifts such as real estate, stocks, oil and gas interests and more!

      How Can We Help You?

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      Lindsay Laird


      Vice President of Philanthropic Services

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      Jennifer Meckling, CFRM


      Program Director

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      Madeline Bennett


      Development Associate