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Kirkpatrick Family Fund distributes more than $1 million in grants

February 2017 - In the News

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Elizabeth Eickman, director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, was recently interviewed about our annual grants program and recent distributions. Nonprofit organizations focusing on social services, culture, the environment, and beautification are considered – all of which “need to move forward together, not just individually” for a healthy community. Thank you to the Oklahoma Gazette for this spotlight on the great work being done in Central Oklahoma, the history of the Kirkpatrick family, and the exciting relocation of Oklahoma Contemporary to its new Midtown campus. ... Read More

Kirkpatrick Family Donates Yukon Farm to Ensure Protection

May 2016 - Press Releases

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One of the oldest pieces of continually owned family real estate in Oklahoma has been donated by members of the Kirkpatrick family to their Family Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. This donation will ensure the protection of the property for public use and wildlife protection for generations to come.... Read More

Kirkpatrick Family Fund Announces $4.71 Million in Grants

September 2015 - Press Releases

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Today the Kirkpatrick Family Fund announced the distribution of $4.71 million in grants to 136 organizations in Oklahoma. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund, founded by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick in 1989, supports charitable, civic, and cultural causes that impact citizens in central Oklahoma and beyond. ... Read More

“As a Matter of Fact – Central Oklahoma’s Plan to Reduce Teen Pregnancy” Report

May 2015 - Press Releases

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A united group of community partners, government agencies and service providers are making teen pregnancy prevention a priority in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked second worst in the nation for teen birth rates. In central Oklahoma alone, the teen birth rate is twice as high as the national average – with one out of every five teen births in the state.... Read More

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