The Harris Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: August 1, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2022
    Grants Funded: November 2022
    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


2021 Grant Areas of Support

    2021 Grants Awarded


    • 1 Day Ranch Rescue – $4,000
      A Chance to Change – $2,500
      Ballet Oklahoma – $2,500
      Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch – $15,000
      Beyond the Spectrum Oklahoma – $2,500
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – $5,000
      Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School – $14,000
      Calm Waters – $5,000
      CASA of Oklahoma County – $5,000
      Catholic High School Foundation – $1,000
      Cavett Kids Foundation – $5,000
      Central OK Camp and Conference Center – $10,000
      Citizens Caring For Children – $5,000
      City Care – $2,500
      City of Enid – $1,000
      Council on American-Islamic Relations – $2,000
      Crossroads Youth & Family Services – $6,000
      deadCenter Film Festival – $5,000
      Edmond Mobile Meals – $5,000
      Emergency Responders Assistance – $10,000
      Enid Sports Association – $15,000
      Enid Street Outreach Services – $6,500
      Enid Symphony Association – $2,500
      Fairview Public Schools – $3,300
      Fields and Futures – $12,500
      First United Methodist Church of Enid – $1,500
      Focus on Home – $12,500
      Friends for Folks – $12,900
      Garfield County Sheriff Department – $1,500
      Harding Fine Arts Academy – $500
      Infant Crisis Services – $1,000
      Jesus House – $5,000
      Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation – $1,000
      Leah’s Hope – $5,000
      Links International – $500
      Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma – $2,000
    • Make-A-Wish Oklahoma – $2,500
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma – $5,000
      Mount St. Mary Academy – $600
      Neighborhood Services Organization – $11,500
      NewView Oklahoma – $5,000
      Norman Addiction Info & Counseling – $5,000
      OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. – $500
      Oklahoma Arts Institute – $7,500
      Oklahoma Christian Academy – $2,000
      Oklahoma City National Memorial – $10,000
      Oklahoma City Police Athletic League – $10,000
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids – $2,500
      Oklahoma Messages Project – $10,000
      Oklahoma Primetime – $4,000
      Oklahoma Project Woman – $5,000
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship – $10,000
      Oklahoma State University Foundation – $2,000
      Pivot – $16,500
      Planned Parenthood Great Plains – $10,000
      Positive Tomorrows – $30,000
      ReMerge – $10,000
      RSVP of Enid – $7,500
      Sisu Youth Inc. – $5,000
      Smart Start Central Oklahoma – $5,000
      Special Olympics Oklahoma – $5,000
      Sunbeam Family Services – $16,500
      Teen Recovery Solutions – $10,000
      The CARE Center – $10,000
      The First Presbyterian Church of Enid – $500
      The Homeless Alliance – $1,500
      The Urban Mission – $1,000
      Thomas N Lynn Institute – $10,500
      Thrive – $5,000
      Warriors Benefit – $3,000
      Wings Special Needs Community – $10,000
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $10,000
      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, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: August 1, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2022
    Grants Funded: November 2022
    Funding Preferences: Oklahoma; Religious, Charitable, Educational, Benevolent, Scientific

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid