What’s Happening @OCCF

Job Opening: Human Resources Coordinator

Do you possess the abilities and skills to help make a workplace productive? Does your excellence in management, leadership, communication and critical thinking help you maintain a balanced workplace environment? Does your discretion and ethics make you a trustworthy employee and colleague? Then we’re looking for you! The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is searching for a human resources coordinator to join our team!

The coordinator will be responsible for administering human resource operations to a staff of 38 employees, including payroll, benefits, records, files, hiring administration and tax information. The ideal candidate must be adept at problem solving, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be timely, friendly and highly organized. Paycom experience is preferred. If this describes you, then please send a cover letter, resume and three references with the job title in the subject line to info@occf.org by August 31, 2018.

Click here for an in-depth look at the position overview.

Central Oklahoma Wellness Alliance presents Healthy Aging for Seniors Workshop Aug. 22

The Central Oklahoma Wellness Alliance will present “Healthy Aging for Seniors,” a workshop for community professionals to learn about mental and physical health care for aging adults.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22
Lunch will be provided.

Location: Centennial Health, 1720 NE 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK

Please RSVP by Friday, August 17 to Melody Bays at 405/606-2930.

Scholarship Recipients: How to Claim your Award for 2018-2019

Did you receive a scholarship from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year? Don’t forget to claim your award so that the money is transferred to your school. Find the instructions to claim your award at occf.org/claim.

Online Scholarship Applications Open Oct. 1

Online scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently closed and will reopen Oct. 1, 2018. Find everything you need to know to apply at occf.org/scholarships.

Grants Available for Rural Oklahoma Classrooms

Application deadline: 5 p.m., Sept. 4, 2018
Rural, public schools in 20 designated Oklahoma counties are invited to apply for grants from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. The grant program is designed to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for students in rural Oklahoma. Classroom Enhancement Grants of $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded to pre-K through 12th-grade classrooms for projects focusing on arts and humanities, science or literacy. View a list of eligible schools and application information.

Coming Soon: Whiteout at Campbell Art Park

In celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to join Oklahoma Contemporary as the presenting sponsor of Erwin Redl: Whiteout at Campbell Art Park. Originally commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City, the outdoor art installation will visit Oklahoma City’s Campbell Art Park at Northwest 11th Street and Broadway Avenue along historic Automobile Alley, October 2018 to March 2019.

“We are excited to help Oklahoma Contemporary bring this world-class art installation to the Oklahoma City community,” Nancy B. Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation President said. “This is just one of several projects we will present to the community throughout the next year to commemorate 50 years of connecting people with causes they care about.”

Whiteout is comprised of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are not fixed and can move with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane. The white LEDs are animated in large-scale patterns, superimposing a virtual movement on top of the kinetic movement of the spheres. The sequence of light is an incandescent treatment of urban public space across the dark seasons of the late fall and winter.

20 Projects Advance to Next Step of The Great Idea Challenge

The Great Idea Challenge, launched earlier this year by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, has invited 20 applicants to advance to the next step of the competitive grant process. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will award up to $1 million through The Great Idea Challenge to bold and innovative projects that will impact our community throughout the next 50 years.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to The Great Idea Challenge,” Oklahoma City Community Foundation President Nancy B. Anthony said. “We received 89 letters of inquiry and the review committee selected 20 diverse and innovative projects to advance to the next step of the challenge.”

The 20 selected applicants must complete an online grant application by Sept. 21, demonstrating the broad impact and viability of the project, as well as the capacity of the organization to execute the program. Successful grantees will be announced in January 2019.

View a list of the advancing applicants and projects.