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Since 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation has been quietly building our community. Our work is the result of the individual dreams of thousands of donors representing all walks of life, who want to make a difference. The programs and initiatives these donors support through us says a lot about the issues they care about: beautification, scholarships, arts and culture, social services and the strengthening of neighborhoods and charitable organizations, to name a few.
Who We Are
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that serves as the conduit through which donors can build endowments that support charitable causes. We were established in 1969 through the leadership of oilman and philanthropist John E. Kirkpatrick along with eight fellow community leaders. Since that time, our impact on the community has been built on the generosity of thousands of donors who have come to us as the avenue through which they can accomplish their charitable goals. Read Our History.
Helping You Help the Community
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation helps individuals and charitable organizations establish permanent endowments. Through effective management we add value to the endowments' ultimate use. Through donations specified for addressing changing community needs, we are able to provide the leadership in identifying needs and establishing collaborative programs to address these needs.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees who is charged with management of the endowments. Six of the members of the board are appointed by established community organizations to ensure a broad representation of community interests. These organizations include the Office of the Mayor and the City Council of Oklahoma City, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the United Way of Greater Oklahoma City, the chief judge of the U.S. Federal District Court and the Allied Arts Foundation. The remaining six Trustees are appointed by the board at large. Trustees may serve up to three terms of three years each. In addition, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is fortunate to have input from a large and diverse group of advisory volunteers - both public and private, business and philanthropic organizations - who serve on affiliated fund boards and advisory committees. See who is serving as Trustees.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation employs professionals in the areas of donor services, financial management and accounting, development, communications, scholarship administration and program services. Contact our staff.