The Cuesta Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 31, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: June 18, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: July 2022
    Grants Funded: August 2022
    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

2021 Grant Areas of Support


    2021 Grants Awarded


    • 501tech $2,500
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of OK $2,500
      Child Abuse Network $5,000
      City Year Tulsa $3,000
      CAP of Tulsa County $2,500
      Crosstown Learning Center $5,000
      DVIS $5,000
      Iron Gate $4,000
      Little Light House $2,500
      Mental Health Association OK $3,000
      Monte Cassino School $1,000
      Nobelity Project $5,500
      Resonance Center for Women
      $2,500
    • San Miguel School of Tulsa $2,500
      Sangha, Inc $1,000
      The Parent Child Center of Tulsa $2,500
      The University of Tulsa $10,000
      Town & Country School $5,000
      Tulsa Botanic Garden $2,500
      Tulsa Boys’ Home $2,500
      Tulsa Charity Flight Night, Inc. $6,000
      Tulsa Children’s Museum $65,000
      Tulsa Community Foundation $10,000
      Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless $4,000
      Walids Fund $5,000
      Youth At Heart, Inc. $2,500

    Directors


    Gregory W. Oliphant
    Chairman/President

    Thomas J. Oliphant
    Vice President/Treasurer

    Jamie Oliphant
    Director

    Eric B. Oliphant
    Lifetime Director

    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, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: June 18, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: July 2022
    Grants Funded: August 2022
    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