4141 N. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74115 | (918) 585-3100
The Foundation is organized as a general purpose private foundation which supports a wide variety of programs and projects. At this time Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. is focusing on large capital grants which are primarily hand selected by the Board. If our Board is interested in a campaign a letter of intent will be requested before an application invitation is released to the agency.  The Foundation only makes grants to charitable organizations qualified as tax exempt under 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Generally, the Foundation is not interested in start-up organizations but wants to support organizations who have already demonstrated significant community support.  Grants are not made and may not be used for the purpose to attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any election, or to political campaigns. Multi-year grants are extremely rare.  The percentage of available funds is reallocated from time to time, according to the current priorities established by the Directors.

Welcome, The Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. was established to benefit specific needs of the people of Tulsa, OK and the surrounding areas. As native Oklahomans, we feel an obligation to give back to the people of our State and to make the future a better place for all whom choose to call Oklahoma home.

Applications are by invitation only.  You will be notified by email if you are selected for a grant cycle.

The Foundation’s focus is primarily on capital campaigns in the Tulsa area.  The majority of grants are made towards building and facility construction and large renovation projects.  Grants are most likely to be made when there is broad community support.  Ordinarily, grants are 10% or less of the total project budget. 
Hardesty Hall at The University of Tulsa
"For it is in Giving that we receive." -St. Francis of Assisi