Kirkpatrick Foundation grants support to organizations with projects and programs that complement the mission of the foundation, within its areas of interest: art and culture, education, animal wellbeing, environmental conservation, and historic preservation. Grant proposals are considered from eligible organizations who: 1) qualify as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization according to the Internal Revenue Service code; 2) provide services in one of the following categories: arts & culture, education, animal wellbeing, historic preservation, and environmental conservation; 3) serve Central Oklahoma, primarily the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, Oklahoma County, and surrounding counties and communities. The foundation issues small grants (under $10,000) and large grants (over $10,000).  

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Below is a list of animal wellbeing grants Kirkpatrick Foundation granted from 2012-2019 under the Safe & Humane banner.

           2012-2019 Animal Wellbeing Grants



4 Paws Lakeshore

    Love Can Be author honorarium

A New Leash On Life

    Strategic planning; Humane College workshops; service dog puppy program

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

    International Veterinarian Conference 

American Fondouk Maintenance Committee Inc.

    Love Can Be author honorarium

American Humane Association

    Oklahoma region rescue teams; Red Star Midwest expansion; Red Star Animal Emergency services

Angel City Pit Bulls

    Operating support

Animal Folks

    Reporting Animal Cruelty manual

Animal Grantmakers

    Conference support

Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Operating support

Animal Wellness Foundation

    Animal cruelty law enforcement planning; operating support

Basic Animal Rescue Training

    Oklahoma emergency responders animal in disasters training 

Bella Foundation

    Low-income veterinary assistance program; Love Can Be author honorarium

Best Friends of Shelter Pets

    Kennel support

Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue

    Facility support; veterinary care; operating support

Buddy Dog Humane Society

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Canine Companions for Independence

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Cheetah Conservation Fund

    Sustainable conservation through community involvement and agriculture 

Deja Foundation

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Domestic Violence Intervention Services 

    Kennel support; veterinarian services

Enid Arts and Sciences Foundation 

    Critter Clubhouse

Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Love Can Be author honorarium;     memorial donation


    Animal protection research library

Fetch Fido a Flight

    Flight funding

Food for Pets 

    Pet support project

Free to Live

    Memorial donation; Project Refuge

Friends of the Mustang Animal Shelter

    Kitten care

Genesee Fire Protection District

    All Hazards Incident Management Teams Association Training 

Ghetto Rescue Foundation

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Ground Zero 

    K9 Emergency Training Center

Home Integration

    Rescue animal demonstration center for persons with disabilities

Honoring America's Warriors

    Wounded Warriors Service Dog Program

Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation

    Comfort and dignity for senior dogs

Horse Feathers Equine Center

    Horse training and feed

Humane Society of the United States

    Humane State program; factory farm educational outreach

Humane Society of Tulsa

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Keystone Adventure School and Farm

    Farm Fresh

Langston University Foundation

    Sustainable conservation through community involvement and agriculture

Lutheran Church Charities

    K-9 Comfort Dogs for Oregon Umpqua Community College

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

    King of Kings Lutheran Church Comfort Dog program

Mercy for Animals

    The Glass Walls project; consumer advocacy to protect animals

Morris Animal Foundation

    Oklahoma State University Veterinary Scholar summer program

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation 

    Search team formation, training, and advanced deployment

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

    NWRA Symposium 2016

Native America Humane Society

    Love Can Be author honorariums; Tribal Link

North Shore Animal League America 

    Mutt-i-grees curriculum

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

    Boys’ Ranch Town animal therapy program

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    Second Chance Animal Sanctuary; Nicoma Park Police K9 Program; Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital at Oklahoma City Zoo

Oklahoma Humane Society

    2015 Hero Awards; Community Cat project;

    Pets for Life    

Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders

    Livestock lesson training

Oklahoma Primate Sanctuary    Veterinary care; habitat; sustainability

Oklahoma State University Foundation

    Animal Minute; blood assessment of Asian elephants; Operation Catnip; Pete's Pet Posse; veterinary technician program

Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation

    Pediatric spay/neuter wet lab; pet overpopulation program

Oklahoma Westie Rescue

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Oklahoma Zoological Society

    A Novel Urban Ecology Partnership; Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital

Organization For Competitive Markets

    Education Outreach

Outreach for Animals

    ANIMAL Conference support

Paws Chicago

    Oklahoma shelter dog rescue transport

Payne County Animal Response Team

    Water Rescue training; Basic Animal Emergency Response Training

Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter

    Love Can Be author honorarium; pet overpopulation program

Pet Angels Rescue

    Adoption center improvements; animal care

Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City

    Pet food support

Pets & People Humane Society

    Financial audit; kennel support

Pets Helping People

    Kennel support

Ponca City Humane Society

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Poteau Valley Humane Society

    Pet overpopulation program

Project Chimps

    Operating support


    RedRover Readers

Safe Haven Animal Rescue

    Operating support

Save Our Monarchs Foundation

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Second Chance Animal Sanctuary

    Healthy, Happy Best Friends Project


    Needs assessment for low-income         pet owners

Stillwater Domestic Violence Services

    Horses for Healing

Street Cats 

    Love Can Be author honorarium

T-Town TNR

    Saving Tulsa’s Community Cats

The Children's Hospital Volunteers

    Dog park support

Thoroughbred Athletes 

    Care for rescued Thoroughbreds

Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue

    Neonatal nursery renewal; spay/neuter suite

Trust for Conservation Innovation

    Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative

Tulsa Audubon Society

    Love Can Be author honorarium

Tulsa Community Foundation

    Friends for Folks educational documentary

Tulsa SPCA

    Love Can Be author honorarium

University of Central Oklahoma Foundation

    Design to Protect Elephants

Volunteers for Animal Welfare

    Pet retention through identification

Washington County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 

    Kennel support

WellBeing International    

    Companion animal demographic study

Wildcare Foundation

    Food and medication; Wildcare on Wheels; refrigerator/freezer; leadership transition support

Wings of Rescue

    Oklahoma shelter dogs transportation

Yale University

    Study of Mutt-i-grees curriculum impact in Oklahoma