The Merrick Foundation

  • Grant Application Timeline

    Letter of Inquiry Due: July 5, 2020
    Grant Applications Due: October 11, 2020
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2020
    Grants Funded: December 2020

  • Contact Information

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

2019 Grant Areas of Support

    2019 Grants Awarded

    • A Chance to Change
      Arbuckle Life Solutions, Inc.
      Bethesda, Inc.
      Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
      Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Inc.
      Center of Family Love
      Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
      Daily Living Centers
      Engage Learning
      Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma
      Fields and Futures
      First Serve OKC Foundation
      Girls on the Run of Southern OK
      Honoring America’s Warriors
      Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
      INTEGRIS Foundation
      It’s My Community Initiative – Safe Families Oklahoma
      Keystone Adventure School and Farm, Inc.
      Mental Health Association Oklahoma
      Neighborhood Services Organization
      NewView Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma Arts Institute
      Oklahoma Cleats for Kids
      Oklahoma Conference of Churches
      Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
      Oklahoma Dental Foundation
      Oklahoma Hall of Fame
      OSU Foundation
      Payne Education Center
      Pivot, Inc.
      Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City
      Special Care
      The CARE Center – Child Abuse Response and Evaluation, Inc.
      The Children’s Center, Inc.
      The Dragonfly Home
      The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)
      The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma
      The Homeless Alliance, Inc.
      The More Foundation
      Wings Special Needs Community
      Young Life Cimarron Region
      YWCA 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, 2020
    Grant Applications Due: October 11, 2020
    Grantmaking Meeting: November 2020
    Grants Funded: December 2020


    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.