OBF Announces 2017 Grantees


2017 Grant Program Funding By Candice Jones The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is proud to announce that it will provide 2017 program funding to 23 non-profit organizations in the total amount of $444,175.  These grantees provide legal services, law-related education and work to improve to the administration of justice. The 23 Grantees represent the largest number of non-profit entities that the … Read More

Grantee Spotlight: OLFC

Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

In the photo: OLFC President – Tsinena Thompson, Presiding Judge at the OK County Juvenile Justice Center – Judge Davis, OLFC Board Member – Jim Larimore, OLFC Co-Founder – Don Nicholson Oklahoma Lawyers for Children A Walk in A Child’s Shoes Almost every single day in Oklahoma County a child is removed from their home due to neglect or abuse. Often … Read More

OBF Grantee – OLFC Hosts Tennis Clinic


Oklahoma Bar Foundation Grantee, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, hosts tennis clinic for local kids, including  children in foster care.   Why I Love “Our Little Tennis Clinic” By: Tsinena Thompson, Oklahoma Lawyers For Children President & CEO I happen to love tennis.  I love that it’s a physical sport, but it’s also a very “polite” sport.  Women can play with men, … Read More

Court Grant Requests Funded in Full

2016 Court Grants

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved $102,334 in grants to Oklahoma County Courts meeting all funding requests made during the 2016 Court Grant Cycle. Judges, court clerks and county commissioners from twelve county courts presented their needs for critical courtroom technology to the Foundation’s Grants & Awards Committee in April. The Board was able to fund all … Read More

Grantee Spotlight: Marie Detty

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Marie Detty Youth & Family Services From Victim to Survivor Imagine you are a victim of violence in your own home. Your perpetrator is someone you thought loved and cared for you. Someone who at one time made you feel safe and secure. Someone you call family. This is a person you love, but someone who frightens you. Every day … Read More

Silver & White Party, a Celebration of 70 Years

70th Anniversary

Celebrating 70 Years The Oklahoma Bar Foundation officially turns 70 this September, but the organization isn’t being shy about celebrating such a milestone a little bit early! A commemorative event is in the works for April 8 at Parkhouse in OKC’s Myriad Botanical Gardens. The event will honor past presidents, thank donors, highlight grantees and simply be a celebration of … Read More

Grantee Spotlight: William W. Barnes CAC


As we begin the new-year full of resolutions and new beginnings we want to highlight one of our grantees who help child abuse victims find a hopeful new beginning. This month’s spotlight grantee is the William W. Barnes Children’s Advocacy Center serving Rogers, Craig & Mayes Counties. Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are … Read More

Grantee Spotlight: Teen Court


The holidays are a great reminder to be thankful. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is thankful for its grantees and the amazing work they do in communities across the state. Check out spotlight grantee, Teen Court, serving Comanche County. Teen Court’s mission is to intervene in the lives of first-time youthful offenders and high risk juveniles between the ages of 10 … Read More

The Foundation Updates Giving Levels


In stride with new development efforts, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees has approved updates to the organization’s giving levels. Changes have been made to the Fellow & Community Fellow Programs. A one-time gift option has also been added for those who only want to pledge for that year. The pledge card to the right denotes these changes. “We are now … Read More

2015 Grant Awards

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The Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees approved funding recommendations from the 2015 Grant Awards Committee in the total amount of $310,266 on August 20.  The total from the 2015 Grant Awards pushed the OBF just north of the $12 Million Grant Award mark since the founding in 1946. “We have a lot to celebrate,” says Trustee President Jack L. … Read More