The Merrick Foundation


  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: June 4, 2021
    Grant Applications Due: September 10, 2021
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2021
    Grants Funded: December 2021
    Funding Preferences: Ardmore, OK; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Contact Information

    405-755-5571
    1024 E. Britton Road, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73131
    kblakley@fmiokc.com


2020 Grant Areas of Support

    2020 Grants Awarded


    • A Chance to Change – $15,000
      Arbuckle Life Solutions – $5,000
      Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry – $1,500
      Because Baseball – $1,000
      Boys & Girls Clubs of OK County – $5,000
      Centenary College of Louisiana – $500
      Christ Church Episcopal – $4,000
      Christian Community Foundation – $4,000
      Cross and Crown Mission – $750
      Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation – $5,000
      Dornick Hills Historical Foundation – $6,000
      Family Shelter of Southern OK – $10,000
      Food & Resource Center of South Central OK – $25,000
      GUTS Church – $1,000
      Hardy Murphy Coliseum – $50,000
      HESED House – $500
      Infant Crisis Services – $750
      Keystone Adventure School & Farm – $3,000
      Limbs for Life Foundation – $4,000
      Mental Health Association OK – $8,500
      Naperville Education Foundation – $500
      Neighborhood Services Organization – $10,000
      NewView Oklahoma – $5,000
      Norman Public School Foundation – $1,000
      Oakdale School Foundation – $1,000
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids – $3,000
      OK Institute for Child Advocacy – $2,500
    • OMRF – $4,200
      Oklahoma Zoological Society – $1,000
      Parent Promise – $5,000
      Pi Beta Phi Foundation of OKC – $4,000
      Positive Tomorrows – $10,000
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – $34,750
      ReMerge of Oklahoma County – $5,000
      RestoreOKC, Inc. – $1,000
      Southeastern Foundation – $4,000
      Southern OK Ambulance Service – $3,000
      Special Care – $10,000
      Sunbeam Family Services – $5,000
      The CARE Center – $10,000
      The Community Children’s Shelter & Family Service Center – $54,000
      The Grace Center of Southern OK – $7,500
      The Homeless Alliance – $11,750
      The More Foundation – $15,000
      The Oklahoma Academy – $150
      The Spero Project Inc – $1,000
      Top Achievers Foundation – $1,000
      Transformation Church – $4,000
      Travelin Tigers Fund – $1,000
      United Way of Central OK – $14,000
      United Way of South Central OK – $7,500
      University of Oklahoma Foundation – $4,150
      Upper Room Dallas – $4,000
      Vine Community Church – $1,000
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $10,500
      Young Life – $4,000

    Directors


    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: June 4, 2021
    Grant Applications Due: September 10, 2021
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2021
    Grants Funded: December 2021
    Funding Preferences: Ardmore, OK; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention

     

    Preference will be given to the following:


    The Merrick Foundation will consider grants to organizations that increase access to and improve the quality of mental illness treatment services and substance abuse prevention in our geographic area of interest.