The Harris Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2018
    Grant Applications Due: August 31, 2018
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 18, 2018
    Grants Funded: November 2018

  • Contact Information

    405-755-5571
    PO Box 21210
    OklahomaCity, OK 73156
    wmerrick@fmiokc.com


2017 Grant Areas of Support

    2017 Grants Awarded


    • Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch – $30,000
      Citizens Caring For Children – $2,500
      Enid Chautauqua Council, Inc. – $1,000
      Enid Symphony Association – $7,500
      Fields and Futures- $10,000
      Focus on Home – $7,500
      Friends for Folks – $10,000
      Heartline – $5,000
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc. – $3,000
      Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. – $12,000
      Life Change Ballroom – $5,000
      Mary Abbott Children’s House – $5,000
      Neighborhood Services Organization – $2,500
      Northwest Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans – $6,500
      OETA Foundation – $7,500
      Oklahoma Arts Institute – $7,500
    • Oklahoma Cleats for Kid – $10,000
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program – $3,000
      Positive Tomorrows – $30,000
      ReMerge – $10,000
      RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma, Inc. – $5,000
      Neighborhood Services Organization, Inc – $10,000
      Special Olympics Oklahoma – $5,000
      Thayne A Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center, Inc. – $5,500
      The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital – $5,000
      Remerge – $10,000
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $10,000
      Youth Services for Oklahoma County, Inc. – $15,000
      YWCA Oklahoma City – $10,000

    Directors


    Judy Garrett
    President

    Bryan Garrett

    William V. Harris

    Neil Harris

    Pat Harris

    Mindy Harris-Silk

    Bill Silk

    Foundation History



    Vernon V. Harris came from Kentucky to Oklahoma Territory where he began to fulfill his vision that all Americans should be responsible public citizens. In 1938 he founded the Harris Foundation, a philanthropic foundation that provides grants to religious, charitable, educational, benevolent, or scientific institutions and organizations. The imprint of V.V. Harris still can be seen throughout Oklahoma and today his legacy is continued by members of his family who serve on the Foundation’s board.

    Mission Statement


    The purpose of this family-directed corporation exists, as is stated in its charter “to establish and promote, encourage, strengthen, assist and maintain religious, charitable, education, benevolent, or scientific institutions and organizations.”

    Application Process


    The Directors invite proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oklahoma. An online grant application summarizing the need for funding must be submitted. The Directors will meet and review all grant applications received by the deadline and will notify each applicant of their granting decisions.

    The Harris Foundation


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    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2018
    Grant Applications Due: August 31, 2018
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 18, 2018
    Grants Funded: November 2018

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid