Oklahoma Watch is grateful for the generous support provided by major foundations and other nonprofits — support that is critical to our ability to offer investigative, public-service journalism. We also extend our thanks to media organizations listed below that make cash or in-kind contributions to Oklahoma Watch. To see our individual donors, click or tap here.
Current Principal Funders:
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
The Oklahoma City-based foundation invests in nonprofit and other media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, focusing on investigative reporting, youth education, professional development and special initiatives. It seeks to build the skills, ethics and opportunities to further the critical role of principled, probing journalism.
Amount within past year: $250,000.
George Kaiser Family Foundation
The Tulsa-based foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic enhancement. It develops projects and participates in many community and statewide initiatives, including ones in recent years related to female incarceration and the beautification of Tulsa.
Amount within past year: $235,000.
Institute for Nonprofit News
INN provides education and business support services to more than 100 nonprofit news organizations who are members. In 2014, with support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund, INN established the INNovation Fund, intended to promote business innovation focused on long-term sustainability and audience engagement for nonprofit news outlets.
Amount within past year: $30,000.
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, The Zarrow Families Foundation
The Tulsa-based Zarrow Family Foundations provide support for the disadvantaged, including the mentally ill; mentally and physically challenged children, youth and adults, and the homeless. Support comes in the form of educational opportunities, social services, health and mental-health programs, medical research and housing.
Amount within past year: $35,000.
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
The E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, located in Oklahoma City,supports a wide range of philanthropic activities, including medical research, the arts, education and children’s issues. It exists for the betterment of communities and is committed to preserving the heritage and natural resources of Oklahoma.
Amount within past year: $25,000.
The purpose of The Reva and David Logan Foundation is to promote truth and justice, to relieve the burdens of the oppressed, and to hold the powerful to account. Searching for opportunities with urgency and intent, and acting decisively on what we find, the Foundation will undertake to employ its financial and human resources to originate and support meaningful change programs.
Amount within past year: $25,000
The Kirkpatrick Foundation, located in Oklahoma City, is a private family foundation that was founded in 1955 by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick. The foundation provides funding to support the arts, culture, education, animal concerns and environmental and preservation efforts.
Amount within past year: $20,000.
Founded in 2015, The Arnall Family Foundation seeks to make lasting, transformative improvements to the systems and programs in Oklahoma County that serve youth at-risk through results-driven investments and strategic convening of community partners.
Amount within past year: $10,000
Media Partner Supporters
The following news organizations have provided financial or in-kind support to Oklahoma Watch during the past year:
The Alva Review-Courier
The Clinton Daily News
Enid News & Eagle
The Hinton Record
Lincoln County News
The Norman Transcript
The Purcell Register
Sequoyah County Times
The Watonga Republican