Project Support: Small Grants

Kirkpatrick Family Fund

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Next deadline: Sep 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Dec 1, 2020, Mar 1, 2021, Jun 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Education Youth Services Family Services Health Care Access & Delivery Addiction & Substance Abuse Child Welfare Services Wellness & Healthy Living Humanities & Social Science Early Childhood Development Civic Affairs Greening & Beautification Domestic Violence Community Development & Revitalization Human & Social Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Capital Project, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Oklahoma: Canadian County, Cleveland County, Grady County, Kingfisher County, Lincoln County, Logan County, McClain County, Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County Other eligible locations: Oklahoma

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Oklahoma: Canadian County, Cleveland County, Grady County, Kingfisher County, Lincoln County, Logan County, McClain County, Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County Other eligible locations: United States

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About the Foundation

The history of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund is closely aligned with the Kirkpatrick Foundation and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. These philanthropies all benefit from the foresight and generosity of John E. and Eleanor B. Kirkpatrick, their daughter Joan E. Kirkpatrick and her son Christian K. Keesee. The Kirkpatrick Family has established a legacy of giving that will continue to benefit future generations in central Oklahoma.

Founders John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick believed that a strong cultural and service community would benefit their hometown for generations to come. The Kirkpatrick family and trustees of the fund continue to honor this vision through their grant programs to support nonprofits that contribute to the cultural landscape, health and well-being of the community.

Project Support Small Grants

These grants are restricted to a specific program or project that provides direct benefit to the organization's constituents over a period of time to achieve measurable results.

Program Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities 

We believe access to fine arts and humanities experiences enriches the quality of life for all members of our community. We support both established and promising cultural organizations that value excellence in programming, broad community participation, and quality learning opportunities for youth and adults.

Children, Youth, & Families

It is our belief that healthy families raise healthy children. We support organizations that work to foster a beneficial environment for families through essential services and prevention programs that ensure healthy development for children in vulnerable situations.

Community Development

We believe that social and economic transformation is within the reach of all communities. We support organizations committed to inclusion, impact, and innovation in addressing neighborhood and community needs.


An investment in education from early childhood to graduate school is an investment in students, families, teachers and schools. We support educational programs and institutions that help children and youth become confident, caring, and contributing adults.


We believe the appearance and treatment of the built environment reflects the values and priorities of the community. We support projects which prompt beautification and pleasing aesthetics. These projects seek to improve quality of life in the community.


We place a priority on organizations that improve access to health services and promote wellness.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department's Wellness Now Adolescent Health Work Group is focusing their efforts on teen pregnancy prevention.

Social Services 

We value the desire of individuals and families to achieve self reliance. We support organizations and programs designed to provide a temporary safety net, break dependencies, and change family cycles of abuse.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Only nonprofit organizations qualified as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may apply.
  • Requests for individual projects, programs and capital projects will be considered in this category.
    • Requests should reflect the Kirkpatrick Family Fund's primary areas of interest.


    • Priority is given to organizations serving central Oklahoma.


    • We do not fund or sponsor individuals, school or organization trips, tables or tickets for fundraising events, or matching endowment grants to churches, ministries or religious programs.
    • Project support grants cannot be used for general administration of the organization.


    This page was last reviewed July 05, 2020 and last updated July 05, 2020