Category Archives: Charitable Organizations

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

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Last spring, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation overhauled, 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 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 profile or an individual wanting to learn more, contact GiveSmartOKC manager Becca Parks at 405-606-2974 or visit today.

Third Round of OCCF Disaster Relief Grants Send $100,000 to Four Agencies

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is distributing an additional $100,000 in 2020 disaster relief grants this month to four Central Oklahoma agencies serving vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The June allocation is the third round of distributions associated with the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund that was established in response to the COVID crisis.

Donors have helped fund the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund with contributions that the Community Foundation has used to fund a total of $485,750 in grants to 14 organizations across Central Oklahoma. Nonprofits have included HopeHouse OKC, Sisu Youth Services, Community Health Centers of Oklahoma, Skyline Urban Ministry, Health Alliance for the Uninsured and others.
“We are grateful to the Community Foundation’s Trustees and donors who have supported our disaster relief efforts,” said Nancy Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “Those contributions have helped organizations that are on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, helping children, the elderly, the homeless and others suffering hardships amid this pandemic.”

Grant recipients included:

  • Latino Community Development Agency | $20,000 to help fund rent and utility assistance for families facing economic hardships such as unemployment and eviction.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County | $40,000 to help pay for increased staffing, cleaning and PPE costs at Memorial Park and three other program locations.
  • Sunbeam Family Service | $10,000 to support its emergency senior shelter.
  • Health Alliance for the Uninsured | $30,000 to fund PPE needs for all partner clinics through the end of the year.