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City Sentinel: In Putnam Heights Neighborhood, Adopt-A-Park Program Blends Resources with Community Foundation

March 2017 - In the News

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The Kirkpatrick Family Fund supports organizations' efforts to build sustainable sources of revenue through Charitable Organization Endowments. Read The City Sentinel's recent article about how the Putnam Heights Preservation Area is successfully using its endowment support from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation toward park beautification and preservation for the Putnam Heights Historical District.... Read More

Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment is a Bad Idea

March 2017 - In the News

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Take a look at this article from Philanthropy Southwest about the Johnson Amendment and learn more about the impact repealing it would have on 501(c)3 organizations and their ability to influence political elections. ... Read More

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

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