The Hardesty Family 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 primarily focused on large capital grants in the Tulsa area which are hand selected by the Board. Arts, animals, workforce development, civic projects, mental health, addiction recovery, wellness and court system changes are among significant focus areas.  It is through activities and interactions in our community we identify projects that interest our Board and fit into our giving parameters. If our Board is interested 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.

We do not financially support fundraising events.

Seventy-five percent of our budget is allocated to capital projects and Program Related Investments (PRI’s).

Applicants are by invitation only

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

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July 11, 2023  is the next scheduled Board Meeting

Applicants are by invitation only.

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

The Foundation is interested in organizations that have already demonstrated significant community support and is not interested in start-up organizations. 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. The percentage of available funds is reallocated from time to time, according to the current priorities established by the Directors. 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.