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MEETING COMMUNITY NEEDS

Our staff works with each prospective grant applicant to make his or her experience a positive one. We are happy to answer any of your questions and guide you through the process. Geographically, we focus on Central Oklahoma.

Deadlines are June 1 and December 1 for Letters of Inquiry for requests over $10,000. Small grant applications have no specific deadline, but please allow 30-45 days for consideration. 

Applications, Guidelines, & Deadlines 

Do You Qualify? — Our Guidelines

Grant proposals are considered only from eligible organizations who:

  • Currently qualify as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization according to the Internal Revenue Service Code
  • Serve Central Oklahoma, primarily the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, Oklahoma County and surrounding counties and communities
  • Organizations should have a three-year track record of programming
  • Maintain current financial records, providing a copy of the operational budget and a statement of financial position
  • Have a working board of directors, as well as management, governance, and accountability structures in place
  • Provide a list of board members and their affiliation
  • Demonstrate 100 percent board-member giving
  • Provide a three-year strategic plan

 
We do not fund: 

  • Individuals 
  • Lobbying organizations
  • Medical and/or health-related causes
  • Social services
  • Athletic programs
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Multi-year projects
  • Indirect costs
  • Foundation fees
  • Financial deficits 
  • Government entities

The foundation does not grant in perpetuity. We discourage funding fiscal sponsorships of non 501(c)(3) organizations.

If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility or about the grants application process, please contact Paulette Black at 405.608.0934 or pblack@kirkpatrickfoundation.com.

Helpful Resources

To better assist you in the grants application process, we have an application checklist available for download (for requests over $10,000).

CLICK HERE FOR ADVICE: TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GRANTWRITING

Once you are ready to begin the process, click here to access our online system.

Fill Out An Application

Click here to start a new Letter of Inquiry (requests over $10,000).
Click here to start a new small grant application (requests $10,000 or less).
Click here to access an application already in progress.

Final Report Forms

As a part of the grants process, grantees are required to submit a final report to the Kirkpatrick Foundation no later than 30 days following the completion of a project. Also, in addition to the report form, attach a one-page narrative of project results.

The final report form is available below for your convenience in PDF and Word formats. If you have additional questions about this process, please contact Paulette Black at 405.608.0934 or pblack@kirkpatrickfoundation.com

PDF Version
DOCX Version

 

 

Kirkpatrick Foundation Grantees (2012-2016)

A New Leash on Life Inc.
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
American Humane Association
American Indian Cultural Center Foundation
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Americans for the Arts Inc.
Animal Folks
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Association of Fundraising Professionals - OK Chapter
Austin Hartel Dance Company
Ballet Oklahoma Inc.
Bart Conner Educational Programs, Inc.
Basic Animal Rescue Training
Bella Foundation
Best Friends of Pets Inc.
Bethany Improvement Foundation
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Black Liberated Arts Center
Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue
Bring Back the Music, Ltd.
Canterbury Choral Society
Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Children's Center, Inc.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Association
Choregus Productions
Cimarron Circuit Opera Company
Class Matters, Inc.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Commemorative Air Force - SH A-26 Group
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Inc.
Cristo Rey Oklahoma City High School
deadCENTER Film Festival, Inc.
Domestic  Violence Intervention Services, Inc.
Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma
Eagle Ridge Institute
Edmond Historical Society
Edmond North Band Boosters
El Sistema Oklahoma Inc.
Enid Arts & Sciences Foundation dba Leonardo's
Faunalytics
Foundation for the Western Heights Public Schools
Free to Live, Inc.
Freedom School Oklahoma City, Inc.
Friends for Folks, Inc.
Friends of the Capitol Inc.
Friends of the Oklahoma History Center, Inc.
Genesee Fire District
Gilcrease Museum Management Trust
Green Box Arts
The Guild of St. George, Inc.
Guitar Foundation of America
Guthrie Art Escape, Inc.
Guthrie Arts and Humanities Council
Harding Fine Arts Center, Inc.
Heritage Hall
Home Integration, Inc.
The Humane Society of the United States
Inclusion In Art Inc.
Individual Artists of Oklahoma
Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women
Integris Baptist Medical Center Foundation
The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma Inc.
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Inc.
KCSC Classical Radio Foundation
Keystone Adventure School and Farm, Inc.
Kiss Institute for Practical Robotics
L'Alliance Français d'Oklahoma
Land Legacy, Inc.

League of Women Voters of Oklahoma
Life Change Ballroom
Limbs for Life Foundation
Lutheran Church Charities
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc.
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Mercy for Animals​
Metro Technology Centers Foundation Inc.
Metropolitan School of Dance
Midwest City-Del City Public Schools Foundation
Millwood Enrichment Foundation
Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary Inc.
Moore High School Band Boosters, Inc.
Morris Animal Foundation
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc.
National Steinbeck Center
National Trust for Historic Preservation​
National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Native America Humane Society​
The Nature Conservancy
NewView Oklahoma
Nichols Hills Parks, Inc.
Norman Arts and Humanities Council
Norman Instrumental Music Parents Association
Norman Music Alliance Inc.
North Shore Animal League America Inc.
Odyssey Leadership Academy
OK Mozart, Inc.
Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
Oklahoma Afterschool Network
Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education
Oklahoma Art Education Association
Oklahoma Arts Institute
Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education
Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts Incorporate
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Boys Ranch Town
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice Inc.
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Inc.
Oklahoma Children's Theatre
Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Inc.
Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble Inc.​
Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, Inc.
Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition​
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation
Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
Oklahoma City Theatre Company
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma Community Orchestra, Inc.
Oklahoma Community Service Commission​
Oklahoma Conference of Churches
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Humane Society Inc.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame Foundation
Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation, Inc.
Oklahoma Philharmonic Society, Inc.
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation
Oklahoma State University Foundation
Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation
Oklahoma Watch Inc.

Oklahoma Youth Orchestra
Oklahoma Zoological Society, Inc.
Operation Catnip Stillwater Inc.
Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma
Organization for Competitive Markets​
Outreach for Animals
PC North Band Boosters
Parks in Focus Fund, Inc.
PAWS Chicago
Pet Food Pantry of OKC, Inc.
Pets and People Humane Society, Inc.
Philanthropy Southwest
Pioneer Library System Foundation
Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma
Plaza District Association
Positive Tomorrows Community Board, Inc.
Prairie Dance Theatre Inc.
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.
Project Promise
Putnam City Public Schools Foundation
Putnam City Schools Museum
Rainbow Fleet​
Raindrop Foundation Inc.
Redeeming the Family
Rose State College Foundation Inc.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
St. Gregory's University
St. John's Episcopal School
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Save the Illinois River, Inc.​
Schools for Healthy Lifestyles
Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
Shiloh Summer Camp, Inc.
Sierra Club Foundation
Sky Foundation
Skyline Urban Ministry
Smart Start Central Oklahoma
Society for Photographic Education Inc.
Southern Nazarene University
Southwestern Urban Foundation
SpayFirst! Inc.
Talley Community Service
Teen Recovery Solutions, Inc.
Thread, Inc.
Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue Inc.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trust for Conservation Innovation
Tulsa Community Foundation
Tulsa Opera, Inc.
U.S. Cavalry Association
United Animal Nations dba RedRover
University of Central Oklahoma Foundation
University of Oklahoma Foundation - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
University of Oklahoma Foundation
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc.
US Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology
Water is Life
White Fields Inc.
WildCare Foundation
Wilderness Matters Inc.
Wings of Rescue, Inc.​
Women Lead OK, Inc.
World Neighbors, Inc.
Yale University
Young Women's Christian Association of Oklahoma City