American Rescue Plan Act

ARPA for Nonprofits Relief Program

About the ARPA for Nonprofit Relief Program
Oklahoma legislature and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce has appropriated $25 million for nonprofits who suffered a negative financial impact from COVID. Commerce was selected to administer the funds.

Nonprofits must be a 501c3, in good standing with the Oklahoma Secretary of State and in good standing with the IRS and Oklahoma Tax Commission.

OCCF aims to keep the public informed on this topic.
We will continue to strive to make all relevant information available and accessible as we receive it. For the most up-to-date information, please visit for statewide impact/info or for OK County’s current info.

Jan. 31, 2023 Update – Oklahoma County

Oklahoma County has a little under $5 Million in unallocated county ARPA funds remaining. Currently, there are two ARPA community forums scheduled that anyone from Oklahoma County’s Districts 2 & 3 is welcome to attend. The goal of these forums is to listen to the community on their needs and where they think this funding should go. All members of Districts 2 & 3 are encouraged to attend and participate in their respective meetings.

District 2 Community ForumBethany LibraryWednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6 p.m.More Info
District 3 Community ForumEdmond LibraryThursday, February 16, 2023, at 6 p.m.More Info

Honoring and Remembering the life of Donna Harless

OKLAHOMA CITY – For more than 15 years, the Community Foundation has been blessed to have Donna Harless as a member of our accounting team, gracing us with her joy and friendship. We share with great sadness that Donna passed away last week, leaving a hole in our hearts. An incredibly kind and generous person, Donna was a beloved and valuable member of the OCCF family and will be missed dearly.

To pay respect, several members of the OCCF family will be out of the office to attend the funeral service of Donna on Thursday, October 13th.

In memory of Donna, a memorial fund has been created at the Community Foundation.