The Harris Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2019
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2019
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2019
    Grants Funded: November 2019

  • Contact Information

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

2018 Grant Areas of Support

    2018 Grants Awarded

    • 4RKids Foundation
      Be The Change, Inc.
      Beautiful Restoration Inc
      Bennie’s Barn Horse Therapy Ranch
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
      Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
      Boy Scouts of America Council
      Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
      Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, Inc.
      CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc.
      City Rescue Mission
      Community Development Support Association, Inc.
      Covenant Presbyterian Church
      Dress for Success Oklahoma City
      Edmond Historical Society & Museum
      Enid SPCA
      Enid Symphony Association
      Episcopal Collegiate School
      Fields and Futures
      First United Methodist Church of Enid
      Focus on Home
      Food and Shelter, Inc.
      Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma, Inc.
      Harding Charter Preparatory High School
      Heritage Hall
      Honoring America’s Warriors Inc
      Indian Youth Empowerment Project
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
      INTEGRIS Foundation
      Its My Community Initiative – Safe Families Oklahoma
      Lawton Farmers Market Institute
      Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc.
      Life Change Ballroom
      Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma
      Make-A-Wish Oklahoma
      McFarlin Memorial UMC
      Meinders School of Business Oklahoma City University
    • Mental Health Association Oklahoma
      NewView Oklahoma
      OETA Foundation
      OKC Dream Center
      OKC Metro Alliance, Inc.
      Oklahoma Arts Institute
      Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids
      Oklahoma Council on Economic Education
      Oklahoma Dental Foundation
      Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
      Oklahoma Messages Project
      Oklahoma Primetime
      Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program
      Oklahoma State University Foundation
      Oklahoma Watch
      Parent Promise
      Positive Tomorrows
      Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
      Rebuilding Together OKC
      RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma, Inc.
      Sisu Youth Inc.
      Special Olympics Oklahoma
      Sunbeam Family Services
      Teen Recovery Solutions
      The Education and Employment Ministry, Inc.
      United Way of Central Oklahoma
      United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma
      United Way of Norman
      University of Oklahoma Foundation
      Warriors Benefit
      Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre
      Westminster School
      Wings Special Needs Community
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
      Young Life Little Rock
      Youth and Family Services of North Central OK
      YWCA Enid


    Bryan Garrett

    Judy Garrett

    William V. Harris

    Neil Harris

    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

    Apply Here

    Letter of Inquiry Due: March 15, 2019
    Grant Applications Due: August 30, 2019
    Grantmaking Meeting: October 2019
    Grants Funded: November 2019


    Preference will be given to the following:

    Organizations in Central Oklahoma and Enid