What’s Happening @OCCF

OCCF Welcomes New Trustees

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Michael Carolina, executive director at OCAST, Vicki Howard, community volunteer, and Ronnie K. Irani, president and CEO of RKI Energy Resources, have joined the board for three-year terms that began July 1, 2019.

Carolina, Howard and Irani replace Vicki Miles-La Grange, Bond Payne and Oscar Jackson, who completed their respective terms June 30, 2019. Payne will continue to serve on the Community Foundation’s investment committee and Jackson will continue to chair the scholarship committee.

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Online Scholarship Applications Open Oct. 1 for 2020-21 Academic Year

Graduating seniors from all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships for the upcoming year. Online applications open Oct. 1, 2019. Learn more.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities:

Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Classroom Enhancement Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible public school classrooms and public school libraries, grades pre-K through 12, for enhancement projects that provide an opportunity to enrich the teaching environment in the following areas: 1)Arts and Humanities, 2) Science or 3) Literacy.
Request Online Access by: Sept. 6, 2019
Grant Deadline: Sept. 13, 2019
View eligible schools and application guidelines.

OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to provide the results from the 2017-2018 OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Beginning in 2017, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation contracted with the nonprofit research group Thoughtwell to conduct an objective, data-driven study of community needs focusing on the areas of social service, health and education. The results of the study will help inform strategic direction, resource allocation, policy decision and education of the public. Download the OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment report here.