The Harris Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2021
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2021
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2021
    Grants Funded: November 2021
    Funding Preferences: Oklahoma; Religious, Charitable, Educational, Benevolent, Scientific

  • Contact Information

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


2020 Grant Areas of Support

    2020 Grants Awarded


    • 1 Day Ranch Rescue – $14,000
      4RKids Foundation – $11,000
      American Heart Association – $500
      Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch – $2,000
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – $20,000
      Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School – $1,250
      Boy Scouts of America – $1,500
      Britvil Community Food Pantry – $2,500
      CASA of Oklahoma County – $10,000
      Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity – $5,000
      Citizens Caring For Children – $5,000
      City Rescue Mission – $15,000
      Covenant Presbyterian Church – $500
      Emergency Responders Assistance Program – $10,000
      Enid Chautauqua Council – $5,000
      Gaslight Theatre – $7,500
      Enid Police Department – $1,000
      Enid Symphony Association – $1,000
      Fairview Public Schools – $2,500
      Fields and Futures – $10,000
      First United Methodist Church of Enid – $1,000
      Focus on Home – $15,000
      Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – $500
      Friends for Folks – $8,000
      Furever Friends – $500
      Heritage Hall – $500
      Lilyfield – $1,000
      Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma – $8,000
      Mary Abbott Children’s House – $5,000
      McFarlin Memorial UMC – $2,000
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma – $10,000
      Midtown Young Life – $250
      National Foundation for Transplants – $2,000
      Neighborhood Services Organization – $10,000
      Norman Philharmonic – $15,000
    • Northwest Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans – $20,000
      OKC Metro Alliance – $500
      Oklahoma Arts Institute – $7,500
      Oklahoma Christian Academy – $2,000
      Oklahoma City Community College Foundation – $10,000
      Oklahoma City Police Athletic League – $1,500
      Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation – $7,500
      Oklahoma Primetime – $2,000
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program – $5,000
      Pivot – $16,500
      Planned Parenthood Great Plains – $10,000
      Positive Tomorrows – $50,000
      Proton Pals Foundation – $1,000
      Rebuilding Together OKC – $5,000
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – $41,000
      ReMerge – $10,000
      RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma – $2,000
      Special Olympics Oklahoma – $5,000
      St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – $1,000
      Sunbeam Family Services – $15,500
      The Homeless Alliance – $16,000
      The Salvation Army of Enid – $1,000
      The Urban Mission – 2,500
      Thomas N Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research – $4,000
      United Way of Central Oklahoma – $30,000
      Unitedway Of Northwest Oklahoma – $30,000
      University of Oklahoma Foundation – $2,400
      Warriors Benefit – $3,000
      Westminster Presbyterian Church – $2,850
      Westminster School – $500
      Wheels Project – $5,000
      Wings Special Needs Community – $250
      Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park – $500
      Youth and Family Services of North Central OK – $6,000
      YWCA Enid – $2,000

    Directors


    Neil Harris
    President

    Judy Garrett

    William V. Harris

    Bryan Garrett

    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, 2021
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2021
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2021
    Grants Funded: November 2021
    Funding Preferences: Oklahoma; Religious, Charitable, Educational, Benevolent, Scientific

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid