The Harris Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2020
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2020
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2020
    Grants Funded: November 2020

  • Contact Information

    1024 E. Britton Road, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73131

2019 Grant Areas of Support

    2019 Grants Awarded

    • 1 Day Ranch Rescue and Rural Oklahoma Animal Resource Inc
      A to Z Productions /Norman Philharmonic
      Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch
      Bethany Public Schools
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
      Big Friendly Enterprises
      Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
      Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
      CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc.
      Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Inc.
      Children’s Hospital Foundation
      Citizens Caring For Children
      City of Enid
      Community Development Support Association, Inc.
      Community Development Support Association, Inc.
      Dale K Graham Veterans Foundation
      Dress for Success Oklahoma City
      Edmond Public Schools Foundation
      Emergency Responders Assistance Program
      Enid Chautauqua Council, Inc.
      Enid Public Schools
      Enid SPCA
      Enid Symphony Association
      Episcopal Collegiate School
      Fairview Public Schools
      Fields and Futures
      First United Methodist Church of Enid
      Focus on Home
      Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art/University of Oklahoma Foundation
      Heritage Hall
      Homeless Alliance
      Honoring America’s Warriors Inc
      Junior Deputy Babe Ruth Baseball Booster Club Inc.
      Leah’s Hope
      Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
      Life Change Ballroom
      Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma
    • Make-A-Wish Oklahoma
      Mary Abbott Children’s House
      McFarlin Memorial UMC
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma
      Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma
      Neighborhood Services Organization
      NewView Oklahoma
      Northwest Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans
      Northwest Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans
      OKC Metro Alliance, Inc.
      Oklahoma Arts Institute
      Oklahoma Christian Academy Inc
      Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
      Oklahoma Dental Foundation
      Oklahoma Hall of Fame
      Oklahoma Primetime
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program
      Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School
      Paws for Life Inc
      Pivot (Youth Services for Oklahoma County, Inc)
      Planned Parenthood Great Plains
      Planned Parenthood Great Plains
      Positive Tomorrows
      Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
      RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma, Inc.
      Special Olympics Oklahoma
      Sunbeam Family Services
      Teen Recovery Solutions
      The Education and Employment Ministry, Inc.
      The Urban Mission, Inc.
      United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma
      Warriors Benefit
      Wheels Project
      Wings Special Needs Community
      Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park Inc
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
      YWCA Enid


    Neil Harris

    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, 2020
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2020
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2020
    Grants Funded: November 2020


    Preference will be given to the following:

    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid