Established in 2005 as a private family foundation, The Hardesty Family Foundation is designed to exist in perpetuity with the primary goal of supporting Tulsa based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organizations. Our vision centers around enhancing essential human needs and positively impacting the lives of the state’s valued citizens. To achieve our philanthropic vision, we actively engage in various areas, including the arts, workforce development, civic projects, mental health, addiction recovery, wellness, and court reforms.
HFF provides financial support through general operating grants, programmatic grants, capital grants, and program-related investments (PRI’s). As a policy, the foundation’s focus is primarily limited to the Tulsa area, and we refrain from financially supporting fundraising events.
Please note that grant applications are by invitation only. You will receive an email notification if you are selected for a grant cycle. It is important to be aware that our grants may not be utilized for lobbying or political endeavors.
Next scheduled Board Meeting: October 10, 2023
The Foundation expects the grantee to maintain ongoing communication so it can monitor the use and effect of its awards. We have added progress and final report forms to the application page to aid you in those efforts. Please return to your sign in, here, click on the requirement tab within your account and remit the appropriate online requirement form to us. Look under the requirement tab for the required report(s) and due date. These will be posted soon after you receive a grant. Please always check for an outstanding report before you submit a new application, as an outstanding report will delay the new application process.
The Hardesty Family Foundation staff may request a site visit or a meeting with an applicant. A site visit or meeting indicates interest in a project, but should not be construed as signifying potential approval of a project.
An owner agent is a person who acts on your behalf, working with the construction firm, architect and others to ensure the agency’s goals are achieved within the prescribed budget. If brought into the process early, they can help negotiate the construction contract. Owner agents are valuable allies in dealing with design or construction issues and approving any change orders, potentially saving thousands of dollars to your agency.