The Merrick Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 7, 2017
    Grant Applications Due: October 13, 2017
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2017
    Grants Funded: December 2017

  • Contact Information

    PO Box 21210
    OklahomaCity, OK 73156

2016 Grant Areas of Support

    2016 Grants Awarded

    • A Chance to Change
      City Care
      Dumbarton House
      Ardmore Family Literacy
      Ardmore Schools Turf Assn.
      Ardmore YMCA
      Cities In Schools
      Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma
      Fields and Futures
      First Serve OKCFoundation
      Homeless Alliance, Inc.
      Oklahoma Watch
      Payne Education Center
      The More Foundation
      The Reading Room,Inc.
      Good Shepherd Community Clinic, Inc.
      Limbs for Life Foundation
      Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
    • C/SARA Foundation, Inc
      CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc.
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
      NSCDA in Oklahoma
      Neighborhood Services Organization
      NewView Oklahoma
      Novo Ministries
      Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
      Teen Recovery Solutions
      The Community Children’s Shelter & Family
      Service Center
      The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma
      University of Oklahoma


    Gerald Buchanan
    Valda M. Buchanan
    Mike Cawley
    Asher Coe
    Charles R. Coe, Jr.
    Clay Coe
    Elizabeth M. Coe
    Ross M. “Rick” Coe
    Ryan Coe
    Ward I. Coe
    Merrick Fitzgerald
    Gwen Gaines
    Merrick McSwiggan
    Frank W. Merrick
    Jonathan Merrick
    Robert Merrick
    Ward S. Merrick, III
    Will Merrick
    Jeff Moen
    Jessie Nance

    Foundation History

    The Merrick Foundation was established in 1948 by Ward S. Merrick, Sr., as a memorial to his father F.W. Merrick and at the request of F.W.’s wife, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Merrick. The Declaration of Trust was recorded December 13, 1944 with the help of original trustees Ward S. Merrick, Sr., Robert Batis and Lester Dennis.

    Major accomplishments to benefit Oklahoma include:

    • More Foundation
    • Ardmore YMCA Mammogram Program
    • Elizabeth Merrick Coe Chair in Breast Health
    • Merrick Chair in Western American History at the University of Oklahoma
    • Merrick Foundation Chair at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Biomedical Research
    • Merrick Computer Center at the University of Oklahoma
    • Ardmore Chair of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University
    • Merrick Teaching Awards at Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Christian University

    Mission Statement

    The mission of The Merrick Foundation is to enhance the quality of life and the improvement of health for our fellow Oklahomans and their communities with a primary emphasis on South Central Oklahoma. With this goal in mind, the Merrick Foundation Directors are committed to furthering the philanthropic vision of Ward S. Merrick, Sr., by awarding grants to charitable organizations that foster independence and achievement, and that stimulate educational, economic, and cultural growth.

    The Merrick Foundation

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    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 7, 2017
    Grant Applications Due: October 13, 2017
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2017
    Grants Funded: December 2017


    Preference will be given to the following:

    Charitable organizations in Oklahoma.