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Stories

Donor Mari Cook Medley dedicates her charitable donations to support dancer wellness at the OKC Ballet.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation helps donors make the greatest impact on the most pressing needs facing our community. Check out some of our featured videos below!

Fulfilling a Dancer’s Dream

Dance has the power to change lives and inspire people from all racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a patron of the Oklahoma City Ballet, Mari Cook Medley established the Mari Cook Medley Wellness Fund with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to ensure dancers are taken care of.

Giving People a Second Chance

The Curbside Chronicle was founded to employ and empower individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Since its inception, Curbside has helped over 400 people end their homelessness in Oklahoma City.

Through community support and generous donors, OCCF made a grant to provide seed money for the start of Curbside Flowers, an organization that has only continued to bloom.

Supporting Oklahoma’s Youth

The Westview Boys Home of Hollis, Oklahoma, has been a refuge for boys experiencing crushing life challenges. Donor Ralph Pickle made sure each boy staying at Westview received a card and spending money every year on their birthdays and Christmas – a tradition that carries on even to this day.

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OCCF’s Impact

We connect donors with nonprofit organizations, programs and initiatives that transform lives in central Oklahoma and beyond.

Check out the video to the right to learn more about who we are!

Want to see more stories? Check out the playlist below or visit our YouTube channel for our full library!

#OCCF60 - The Quick Guide to the Foundation's Impact

Please enjoy this playlist featuring short videos and shortened versions of our longer stories (viewable in the “Our Stories” playlist).