The Harris Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 31, 2017
    Grant Applications Due: September 2, 2017
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 19, 2017
    Grants Funded: November 2017

  • Contact Information

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


2016 Grant Areas of Support

    2016 Grants Awarded


    • Life Change Academy -$10,000
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids – $10,000
      Focus on Home – $5,000
      United Way of Norman – $5,000
      RSVPof Enid & North Central OK – $7,500
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc – $10,000
      OETA Foundation – $10,000
      Bennie’s Barn – $10,000
      Communities Foundation of Oklahoma – $2,000
      Mary Abbott Children’s House – $2,500
      Chautauqua Council of Enid – $4,500
      Thayne A Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing – $10,000
      Enid SPCA – $10,000
      Communities Foundation of Oklahoma – $15,000
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $5,000
      Youth Services for Oklahoma County, Inc – $10,000
      Fields and Futures – $5,000
    • Oklahoma Arts Institute – $5,000
      Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc – $10,000
      OMRF- $10,000
      YWCA of Oklahoma City – $5,000
      Planned Parenthood – $5,000
      Heartline – $5,000
      Oklahoma City University – $10,000
      Bennie’s Barn – $10,000
      Neighborhood Services Organization, Inc – $10,000
      United Way of Enid & NWOK – $5,000
      Human Animal Link of OK Foundation – $2,500
      OklahomaMessages Project – $5,000
      Remerge – $10,000
      Teen Recovery Solutions, Inc – $10,000
      Loaves and Fishes of NW Oklahoma – $2,500
      United Way of Central Oklahoma – $5,000

    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 31, 2017
    Grant Applications Due: September 2, 2017
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 19, 2017
    Grants Funded: November 2017

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid