The new and improved GiveSmartOKC.org helps the community to research, discover and support central Oklahoma charitable organizations

A woman and a man look at a laptop with GiveSmartOKC.org loaded.

Last spring, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation overhauled GiveSmartOKC.org, expanding the information and data available to the community and making it an even more efficient tool to research central Oklahoma charities. Not only does the upgraded platform provide information and descriptions of charitable organizations’ programs, mission, leadership, financials and Form 990s, but now you can also utilize census data to determine where our community’s needs are the greatest.

With the interactive central Oklahoma map featuring more than 325 nonprofits, you can see where charities are located and what areas they serve, but by overlaying the available data, you begin to see an even bigger picture. By applying filters such as zip codes and a need for access to health care, you can discover the percentage of the population receiving Medicaid, then find nonprofits in the area working to impact that need. In addition, you can take advantage of the guided tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to search, filter and utilize all the tools GiveSmartOKC.org has to offer.

As your Community Foundation, we want to help you fulfill your charitable vision. Prior to publishing, all profiles must provide a copy of their 501(c)(3) determination letter, three years of board-approved financials and their current operating board in addition to being thoroughly vetted by our staff, so you can feel confident in the organizations you find. We encourage you to take advantage of this powerful tool as you plan your charitable impact.

If you’re a charitable organization interested in creating a GiveSmartOKC.org profile or an individual wanting to learn more, contact GiveSmartOKC manager Rachel Mouton at 405-606-2918 or visit OCCF.org today.

OCCF Establishes Endowment Fund to Support the New Willa Johnson Center

A crowd of people, including Mayor David Holt, at a groundbreaking ceremony.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to announce that an endowment fund to support the Willa Johnson Center has been established at the Community Foundation. We are offering a matching grant of $50,000 to establish this fund. Every gift up to $50,000 will be matched. We hope to have an endowment of $100,000 when the Willa Johnson Center is opened. We look forward to working with any donor interested in contributing.

To make a contribution, visit https://donate.occf.org.