The Merrick Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 6, 2018
    Grant Applications Due: October 12, 2018
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 17, 2018
    Grants Funded: December 2018

  • Contact Information

    PO Box 21210
    OklahomaCity, OK 73156

2017 Grant Areas of Support

    2017 Grants Awarded

    • Arbuckle Life Solutions, Inc.
      Bethesda, Inc.
      CASA of Southern Oklahoma
      Cities In Schools
      City Care
      Daily Living Centers
      Fields and Futures
      Food Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma
      Good Shepherd Community Clinic
      Healthy Schools OK, Inc.
      HopeHouse OKC
      Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids
    • Oklahoma Cleats for Kids
      Oklahoma Council on Economic Education
      Oklahoma Education Television Authority Foundation
      ReMerge of Oklahoma County
      Sara’s Project
      Special Care
      Sunbeam Family Services
      The Children’s Center, Inc.
      The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma, Inc.
      The Homeless Alliance, Inc.
      Wings Special Needs Community
      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 6, 2018
    Grant Applications Due: October 12, 2018
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 17, 2018
    Grants Funded: December 2018


    Preference will be given to the following:

    Charitable organizations in Oklahoma.