Location: Tulsa, OK
Contact Info: [email protected], 918-392-1612
Coverage Area: Primarily greater Tulsa area and elsewhere in Oklahoma; GKFF occasionally supports projects nationally to replicate its local efforts.
Subject Areas: Early childhood education, social services support, civic enhancement projects, community health initiatives
Assets: $3.5 billion (2013)
Last Year Total Giving: $118.7 million (2013)
In a nutshell:
Oil tycoon George B. Kaiser started George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) in 1999. Kaiser is president, CEO and primary owner of GBK Corporation, parent of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company.
GKFF is a charitable organization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to providing equal opportunity for young children in the community through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services, and civic enhancement. It is a supporting organization of the Tulsa Community Foundation.
GKFF invests in opportunities relevant to its areas of focus: early childhood education, social services support, civic enhancement projects and community health initiatives.
GKFF supports Tulsa Educare, which serves 536 low-income children in three community centers.
It also supports the Oklahoma Early Childhood Program administered by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County. The program serves about 2,000 children from birth through three years of age in 18 early-learning centers across Oklahoma and is administered by the.
How to Apply:
Potential applicants are contacted directly by GKFF to apply for an end-of-year grant. Applicants are selected from a pool of local health and human service organizations that meet the needs of people living in poverty either through direct service offerings or through programmatic involvement among underserved populations.
In general, GKFF develops projects with service providers and in areas of mutual interest. GKFF typically does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Recent News and Grantmaking:
Oklahoma! Where the Kids Learn Early (Nov. 9, 2013)
Oklahoma offers pre-K model for nation (May 4, 2013)