AREAS OF FOCUS

The Foundation’s mission of providing every child with an equal opportunity is reflected throughout the work that we do in our community. Our three focus areas give us the opportunity to address community issues at a deeper level.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT & EARLY EDUCATION

GKFF supports early childhood education initiatives, as well as continued support for children and families, to ensure each child reaches his or her full potential.

INITIATIVES

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Children are born learning. What they learn from life’s earliest moments will dramatically impact their later success.

PREK-12 EDUCATION

Students with a strong educational foundation have a greater chance of success throughout their academic career.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

To encourage parent-child engagement, we take a holistic approach to providing support and knowledge to Tulsa families.

HEALTH & FAMILY WELL-BEING

GKFF works to bridge existing health care and service gaps in our community by ensuring that families receive the basic services they need to raise healthy and thriving children.

INITIATIVES

Community Health

In a state with some of the country’s worst health outcomes, GKFF has sought best practices to combat Tulsa’s significant health challenges.

Maternal Child Health

GKFF recognizes that the best way for young children to have a level playing field in school is through a strong and healthy beginning in life.

Cycle of Incarceration

Oklahoma has the highest rate of female incarceration in the nation. The consequences of incarceration are devastating for both mothers and their children.

Social Services

In order to sustain a stable safety net, GKFF provides financial support to a wide variety of local nonprofit agencies.

CIVIC ENHANCEMENT

GKFF invests in a culturally vibrant and economically robust Tulsa to ensure a thriving community that affords opportunities for all of its citizens to enjoy a high quality of life.

INITIATIVES

ARTS & CULTURE

GKFF’s grant making and initiatives in the arts support efforts to make Tulsa a creative and interesting place to live and work.

Economic Development

To create a civic culture that supports equal opportunity for all children, Tulsa must be in a strong state of economic health.

Neighborhood Development

Focusing neighborhood investments on a few geographic areas enables GKFF to affect and measure progress.