The Harris Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2023
    Grant Applications Due: August 1, 2023
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2023
    Grants Funded: November 2023
    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


2022 Grant Areas of Support

    2022 Grants Awarded


    • A to Z Productions / Norman Philharmonic – $15,000
      American Red Cross Oklahoma – $15,000
      Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch – $32,000
      Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School – $9,500
      Canterbury Voices – $5,000
      Catholic High School Foundation – $1,000
      Cavett Kids Foundation – $5,000
      Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity – $10,000
      City of Edmond – $1,000
      City of Enid – $3,000
      deadCenter Film Festival – $5,000
      Edmond Mobile Meals – $10,000
      Enid Chautauqua Council – $2,500
      Enid Police Department – $1,000
      Enid Street Outreach Services – $5,000
      Enid Symphony Association – $2,000
      Fields and Futures – $20,000
      First United Methodist Church Learning Tree – $5,000
      First United Methodist Church of Enid – $1,000
      Focus on Home – $15,000
      Food and Shelter – $2,000
      Freedom City – $5,000
      Friends for Folks – $500
      Golden Oaks Village – $2,500
      HALO Project International – $500
      Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation – $2,500
      Infant Crisis Services – $10,000
      Kinder Konnection – $1,350
      Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma – $7,000
      Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma – $1,000
      Mary Abbott Children’s House – $5,000
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma – $10,000
      Neighborhood Services Organization – $10,000
      Not Your Average Joe – $15,000
    • OKC Metro Alliance – $500
      Oklahoma Arts Institute – $9,500
      Oklahoma Christian Academy – $9,500
      Oklahoma City Ballet – $5,000
      Oklahoma City Police Athletic League – $15,000
      Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute – $5,000
      Oklahoma Messages Project – $10,500
      Oklahoma Primetime – $1,000
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program – $12,000
      Oklahoma State University Foundation – $50,000
      OU Foundation – $1,000
      Our House – $500
      Pivot – $21,500
      Planned Parenthood Great Plains – $20,000
      Players Philanthropy Fund – $5,000
      Positive Tomorrows – $25,000
      Railroad Museum of Oklahoma – $1,500
      ReMerge – $10,000
      RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma – $12,000
      Sisu Youth – $10,000
      Special Care – $10,000
      Special Olympics Oklahoma – $5,000
      St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – $1,000
      St. John the Baptist Catholic Church – $2,000
      Sunbeam Family Services – $17,500
      Tahlequah Public Schools – $1,000
      Teen Recovery Solutions – $10,000
      Tenaciously Teal – $500
      The Meadows Center for Opportunity – $10,000
      The Urban Mission – $2,000
      Thrive – $15,000
      Tuttle Band Boosters – $500
      Warriors Benefit – $3,500
      Wings Special Needs Community – $10,000
      Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park – $4,500

    Directors


    Bill Silk
    President

    Bryan Garrett
    Vice President

    Malinda Harris-Silk
    Vice President

    Neil Harris
    Vice President

    Pat Harris
    Vice President

    William V. Harris
    Vice President

    Judy Garrett
    Vice President

    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, 2023
    Grant Applications Due: August 1, 2023
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2023
    Grants Funded: November 2023
    Funding Preferences: Oklahoma; Religious, Charitable, Educational, Benevolent, Scientific

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid