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About the Kirkpatrick Family Fund

In 1989, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund was founded by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick. The Fund is one of the first affiliated funds in Oklahoma, and is the largest affiliated fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The Fund’s mission is to invest in ideas and leadership that contribute to and advance the cultural, intellectual and social interests of the communities it supports.

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund has contributed almost $80 million through project, operating and endowment-building grants to more than 650 qualified nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to address the greatest needs in their communities.

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund responds to current community priorities through the grants program, which supports endowment, project and general operations support. Geographic boundaries include central Oklahoma; Green Mountain Falls and Colorado Springs, CO; and Marfa, TX.

Grant-making addresses diverse needs in the areas of:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Endowment
  • Environment
  • Heath
  • Social Services
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Program Initiatives

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a new 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce teen birth rates in central Oklahoma. The organization is dedicated to collaborating with existing health, education, community service, and child development advocates to provide evidence-based sexuality education programs and quality clinic services for teens.

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Kirkpatrick Family Farm

Managed for the benefit of the community, this Kirkpatrick family homestead today hosts thousands of people each year for activities, festivals, concerts, school-based and charitable events.

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Was formed in 1989 as City Arts Center by Christian Keesee and then-Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers and is committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education.

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Campbell Art Park

Is situated on Broadway Avenue at the north entry point to the Automobile Alley District. An agreement was developed with the City of Oklahoma City which allows the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to improve and maintain the park and for Oklahoma Contemporary to provide ongoing programs which bring a new vitality to this important entry into downtown.

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Green Box Arts Festival

A multi-day festival providing artists and visitors with an opportunity to nurture the creative process and explore new artistic directions in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.

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Historic Green Mountain Falls Foundation

Historic Green Mountain Falls Foundation

Is a subsidiary of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund committed to the enhancement and preservation of the unique qualities of Green Mountain Falls and Chipita Park, Colorado.

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