The Kirkpatrick Foundation, founded in 1955 by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick, is a private foundation located in Oklahoma City. The philanthropy funds arts, culture, education, animal wellbeing, environmental conservation, and historic preservation nonprofit organizations, distributing approximately $3 million annually in grants and charitable activities. In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation has two projects: ArtDesk magazine and Safe & Humane, an animal welfare initiative to make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal.

For information on how to apply for a Kirkpatrick Foundation grant, please visit our grants page. The next deadline for a large-grant Letter of Inquiry is December 1, 2016.

Elevating the Human Experience

Arts & Culture

Dance, theater, music, film, visual arts, and the humanities

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Pre-K through 12, out-of-school programs, and universities

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Animal Well-being

From veterinary training and research, to shelters and zoos

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Conservation and preservation of the natural and built environment

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