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The Mervin Bovaird Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Mervin Bovaird Foundation

401 S. Boston Ave., Ste. 2120

Tulsa, OK United States 74103-4070

Telephone: (918) 592-3300

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $39,373,447

Total giving: $2,245,250






Established in 1955

Purpose and Activities

Support for social services, health, and education; also funds a scholarship program for Tulsa County High School graduating seniors and graduates of Tulsa Community College at the University of Tulsa (not for graduate or professional study). The recipients of these scholarships are selected by the schools, and not by the trustees of the foundation. The scholarship program is for undergraduate study only. Each scholarship is limited to $6,000 per academic year. Any high school student interested in a foundation scholarship should contact his or her high school principal. A TCC student should contact the student financial aid office of TCC. The foundation has nothing to do with the selection of the scholarship recipients.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduates of Tulsa, OK, public high schools and Tulsa Community College, OK, for attendance at The University of Tulsa, OK.

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made loans to educational institutions.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $39,373,447 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,799,613

Total giving: $2,245,250

Qualifying distributions: $2,370,820