The Merrick Foundation



  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: June 1, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: September 1, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2022
    Grants Funded: December 2022
    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

2021 Grant Areas of Support

    2021 Grants Awarded


    • A Chance to Change – $10,000
      Arbuckle Life Solutions – $5,000
      Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry – $1,500
      Because Baseball – $1,000
      Because We Care – $5,000
      Calm Waters – $5,000
      CASA of S. Oklahoma – $7,500
      Casady School – $1,000
      Centenary College of Louisiana – $500
      Christ Church Episcopal – $4,000
      Christian Community Foundation – $4,000
      Community Youth Services – $4,000
      Cross and Crown Mission – $750
      Cru / Campus Crusade for Christ – $1,000
      Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma – $10,000
      Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma – $10,000
      Global Awakening – $1,000
      GUTS Church – $2,000
      Hesed House – $500
      In The Gap – $4,000
      Infant Crisis Services – $750
      Keystone Adventure School and Farm – $2,000
      LeadLearnLive – $9,000
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma – $7,500
      Naperville Education Foundation – $500
      Norman Public School Foundation – $2,000
      NorthCare – $5,000
    • Oakdale School Foundation – $1,000
      Oklahoma City Family Justice Center – $1,000
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids – $5,000
      Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation – $252,000
      OSU Foundation – $5,000
      Pi Beta Phi Foundation of OKC – $1,000
      Pivot – $7,500
      Positive Tomorrows – $500
      Possibilities – $4,000
      Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – $750
      ReMerge of Oklahoma County – $5,000
      RestoreOKC – $5,000
      Southeastern Foundation – $4,000
      Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service – $3,000
      Special Care – $1,000
      Teen Recovery Solutions – $5,000
      The CARE Center – $15,000
      The Homeless Alliance – $750
      The Spero Project – $2,000
      Transformation Church – $3,000
      Travelin Tigers Fund – $1,000
      United Way of Central Oklahoma – $4,000
      University of Oklahoma – $4,000
      Upper Room Dallas – $3,000
      Wings Special Needs Community – $500
      YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $1,000
      Young Life – $4,000
      YWCA Oklahoma City – $5,000

    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


    Apply Here

    Letter of Inquiry Due: June 1, 2022
    Grant Applications Due: September 1, 2022
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2022
    Grants Funded: December 2022
    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.