The Cuesta Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 31, 2023
    Grant Applications Due: June 15, 2023
    Grantmaking Meeting: July 2023
    Grants Funded: August 2023
    Funding Preferences: Tulsa, OK; operational and capital needs of organizations that address Arts & Humanities, Education, Social Services, Community Needs

  • Contact Information

    405-755-5571
    1024 E. Britton Road, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73131
    kblakley@fmiokc.com

2022 Grant Areas of Support


    2022 Grants Awarded


    • Arts, Culture, & Humanities
      Gilcrease Museum Management Trust – $2,500
      Greenwood Rising Inc. – $2,500
      Tulsa Botanic Garden – $4,000
      Tulsa Children’s Museum – $65,000

      Community Development
      Green Country Habitat For Humanity – $2,500
      Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation – $2,000

      Education
      Bishop Kelley High School – $1,000 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa – $2,500
      City Year Tulsa – $3,000
      Community Action Project of Tulsa County – $2,500
      Crosstown Learning Center, Inc. – $5,000
      Foundation for Tulsa Schools – $2,000
      San Miguel School of Tulsa – $2,500
      The University of Tulsa – $22,500
      Town & Country School – $2,500
      Tulsa Boys’ Home – $5,000
      Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Inc. – $6,000
      Youth At Heart, Inc. – $2,500

    • Health & Wellness
      Sky High for Kids – $1,250
      USA BMX Foundation – $5,000

      Human Services
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – $2,500
      Car Care Clinic, Inc. – $2,500
      Child Abuse Network – $7,500
      Domestic Violence Intervention Services – $2,500
      Iron Gate, Inc. – $4,000
      Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa – $4,000
      Mental Health Association in Tulsa – $3,000
      Resonance Center for Women – $2,500
      The Parent Child Center of Tulsa – $2,500
      Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma – $5,000
      Tulsa Day Center – $3,000
      Walid’s Fund – $10,000

    Directors


    Gregory W. Oliphant
    Chairman/President

    Thomas J. Oliphant
    Vice President/Treasurer

    Jamie Oliphant
    Director

    Eric B. Oliphant
    Lifetime Director

    Sawyer Oliphant
    Advisory Director


    Archive


    Foundation History



    The Cuesta Foundation was formed on May 16, 1962, by Charles W. Oliphant and his sister, Allene O. Mayo, to continue the philanthropic legacy of their father, A.G. Oliphant.

    Foundation Mission


    The Directors of the Cuesta Foundation want to bring joy to their communities and its citizens by funding charitable organizations “that are making a long-term impact and serving mankind by assisting people who are in need and who have a desire to better themselves.” Organizations that can demonstrate this philosophy will be considered above others.

    Cuesta Foundation will support operational expenses and capital needs of qualifying organizations.

    The Foundation’s area of emphasis are Arts and Humanities, Education, Social Services and Community Needs.

    Community Projects


    Major philanthropic accomplishments of the Cuesta Foundation include: The University of Tulsa’s Oliphant Hall and the Oliphant Chair in Mathematics, the Tulsa Children’s Museum, exhibit expansions at the Tulsa Zoo and Oklahoma Aquarium, and Crosstown Learning Center’s continuing education for teachers.

    The Cuesta Foundation


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    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 31, 2023
    Grant Applications Due: June 15, 2023
    Grantmaking Meeting: July 2023
    Grants Funded: August 2023
    Funding Preferences: Tulsa, OK; operational and capital needs of organizations that address Arts & Humanities, Education, Social Services, Community Needs

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Tulsa, OK