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Kirkpatrick Family Fund announces $5.3M in grants

January 2020 - In the News

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The Kirkpatrick Family Fund announced the distribution of $5.3 million in grants to 106 organizations for the first half of its fiscal year in the areas of animal welfare; arts & humanities; children, youth & families; community development; education; environment; health; social services; and endowment matching grants.... Read More

Kirkpatrick Family Fund Distributes $5.3 Million

January 2020 - In the News

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The Kirkpatrick Family Fund this week announced the distribution of $5.3 million in grants to 106 organizations for the first half of its fiscal year, with the largest grant going to arts and humanities. ... Read More

We are grateful to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund for their grant of $500,000 to support the Looking Back – Thinking Forward Fund

January 2020 - In the News

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We are grateful to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund for their grant of $500,000 to support the Looking Back – Thinking Forward Fund during our 25th Anniversary year. This generous gift will match donations to the Fund, dollar-for-dollar. To make a donation and double the impact of your gift, visit MemorialMuseum.com/get-invol…/looking-back-thinking-forward/... Read More

New Report on Arts Attendance Shows Gains

November 2018 - In the News

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A recent survey from the National Endowment for the Arts shows an increase in public participation in the arts between the years of 2012-2017. Click to read this article by the National Endowment for the Arts.... Read More

Philanthropist to be honored for leadership in arts

April 2018 - In the News

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Harding Fine Arts Academy will present The John and Joy Reed Belt Award to Christian Keesee at 6 p.m. April 10 at The Petroleum Club. A native Oklahoman, Keesee is a banker, philanthropist and an advocate for art and education.... Read More

Oklahoma City Ballet Announces Multi-million Dollar Gift from Kirkpatrick Philanthropies

October 2017 - In the News

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The Kirkpatrick Family Fund is very honored and humbled to be part of a major gift of $2 million to the Oklahoma City Ballet, alongside the Kirkpatrick Foundation and the Christian Keesee Charitable Trust. This partnership will support the professional company, the school, the new building, and an endowment at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The school will be renamed the Yvonne Chouteau School of Ballet and the top administrative executive position will be endowed and named the John Kirkpatrick Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet – Chouteau and Kirkpatrick founded the Oklahoma City Ballet together in 1972. ... Read More

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