The Merrick Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 5, 2019
    Grant Applications Due: October 11, 2019
    Grantmaking Meeting: November, 2019
    Grants Funded: December 2019

  • Contact Information

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

2018 Grant Areas of Support

    2018 Grants Awarded

    • Arbuckle Life Solutions, Inc.
      Ardmore Turf Association
      Ardmore YMCA
      Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
      Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
      CASA of Southern Oklahoma
      Centenary College of Louisiana – Gamma Beta Phi Society
      Center for Children and Families
      Christ Church Episcopal
      Christian Community Foundation
      Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School
      Cross and Crown Mission, Inc.
      Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation
      Deliverance Ministries
      Erna Krouch Preschool
      Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma
      Fields and Futures
      Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma
      Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma, Inc.
      Girls on the Run of Southern OK
      Global Awakening LLC
      Good Shepherd Community Clinic, Inc.
      GUTS Church
      HFV Wilson Community Center
      HopeHouse OKC
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
      INTEGRIS Foundation
      Kenya Connection
      Keystone Adventure School and Farm, Inc.
      Kids Across America
      Limbs for Life Foundation
      Loaves and Fishes Community Services
    • Mental Health Association Oklahoma
      Metropolitan Youth Development and Education Foundation
      NewView Oklahoma
      Nichols Hills Parks
      Nichols Hills United Methodist Church
      Norman High School Golf
      Norman Public School Foundation
      Oakdale School Foundation Inc
      Oklahoma Arts Institute
      Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids
      Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
      OSU Foundation
      Pivot, Inc.
      Redbud Foundation Inc.
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
      Southeastern Foundation
      Special Care
      The Community Children’s Shelter & Family Service Center, Inc.
      The Homeless Alliance, Inc.
      The More Foundation
      The Oklahoma Academy
      Transformation Church
      Travelin Tigers Fund Inc
      United Way of Central Oklahoma
      University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
      Upward Transitions, Inc
      Vine Community Church
      Warrior’s Rest Foundation
      Wings Special Needs Community
      WWW Pilotsnpaws Org Incorporated
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City


    Gerald Buchanan
    Valda M. Buchanan
    Mike Cawley
    Asher Coe
    Charles R. Coe, Jr.
    Clay Coe
    Ross M. “Rick” Coe
    Ryan Coe
    Ward I. Coe
    Merrick Fitzgerald
    Gwen Gaines
    Merrick McSwiggan
    Frank W. Merrick
    Jonathan Merrick
    Robert Merrick
    Ward S. Merrick, III
    Will Merrick
    Jeff Moen
    Jessie Nance

    Foundation History

    The Merrick Foundation was established in 1948 by Ward S. Merrick, Sr., as a memorial to his father F.W. Merrick and at the request of F.W.’s wife, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Merrick. The Declaration of Trust was recorded December 13, 1944 with the help of original trustees Ward S. Merrick, Sr., Robert Batis and Lester Dennis.

    Major accomplishments to benefit Oklahoma include:

    • More Foundation
    • Ardmore YMCA Mammogram Program
    • Elizabeth Merrick Coe Chair in Breast Health
    • Merrick Chair in Western American History at the University of Oklahoma
    • Merrick Foundation Chair at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Biomedical Research
    • Merrick Computer Center at the University of Oklahoma
    • Ardmore Chair of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University
    • Merrick Teaching Awards at Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Christian University

    Mission Statement

    The mission of The Merrick Foundation is to enhance the quality of life and the improvement of health for our fellow Oklahomans and their communities with a primary emphasis on South Central Oklahoma. With this goal in mind, the Merrick Foundation Directors are committed to furthering the philanthropic vision of Ward S. Merrick, Sr., by awarding grants to charitable organizations that foster independence and achievement, and that stimulate educational, economic, and cultural growth.

    The Merrick Foundation

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    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 5, 2019
    Grant Applications Due: October 11, 2019
    Grantmaking Meeting: November, 2019
    Grants Funded: December 2019


    Preference will be given to the following:

    Charitable organizations in Oklahoma.