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The Helmerich Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The Helmerich Foundation

1437 S. Boulder Ave., No. 1400

Tulsa, OK United States 74119-3609

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $4,480,447






Established in 1965 in OK - Founded by W.H. Helmerich and the late Walter H. Helmerich, III. Mr. Helmerich III was Chairman of the land and offshore drilling contracting firm of Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Purpose and Activities

Limited to large capital needs in the Tulsa, OK, area for charitable, and educational purposes. Primary areas of interest include community development, higher education, health services, museums, and the performing arts.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Mental health care
  • Museums
  • Performing arts
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $0 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,589,434

Total giving: $4,480,447

Qualifying distributions: $4,784,370