Kirkpatrick Family Fund

In 1969, nearly fifteen years after the establishment of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, John Kirkpatrick was one of nine businessmen to co-found the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The community foundation was established to provide local donors with easy, reliable, and efficient ways to support nonprofit organizations, thereby encouraging broader charitable giving in Oklahoma City. Local donors could establish endowments to benefit local charities or establish advised funds; this was akin to the aim of family foundations, but with the unique tax and administrative benefits of the community foundation structure. Today the Oklahoma City Community Foundation manages more than 1,000 endowments and is widely recognized for its pioneering efforts in disaster relief services.

In 1989, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund was established with funds donated from the Kirkpatrick Foundation; today the family fund is the largest affiliated fund in the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The organizations and programs supported by the fund reflect the family’s charitable interests above and beyond those represented by the Kirkpatrick Foundation. These include youth and family, community development, health, and social services. In the last twenty-three years, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund has contributed a total of more than $49 million in grants and endowment support to charitable organizations.

For more information about the fund, find them on the web at

Liz Eickman, director
Tina Burdett, grants and programs administrator

Kirkpatrick Family Fund
1001 West Wilshire, 4th Floor
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Phone (405) 767-3702
Fax (405) 767-3718