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The Merrick Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Merrick Foundation

2932 N.W. 122nd St., Bradley Sq., Ste. D

Oklahoma City, OK United States 73120-1955


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $10,349,746

Total giving: $439,367






Trust established in 1948 in OK; incorporated in 1968

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Oklahomans and their communities with primary emphasis on South Central Oklahoma. With this goal in mind, the foundation trustees are committed to furthering the philanthropic vision of Ward S. Merrick, Sr. by awarding grants to charitable organizations that foster independence and achievement, and that stimulate educational, economic and cultural growth. The foundation's major areas of interest are education, health and medical research, arts and humanities, and social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $10,349,746 (market value)

Expenditures: $578,441

Total giving: $439,367

Qualifying distributions: $519,971