EIN 73-1574370

George Kaiser Family Foundation

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The George Kaiser Family Foundation ("GKFF") is organized for the specific and primary purpose of benefiting, performing the functions of, or carrying out the purpose of that class of publicly supported organizations, including Tulsa Community Foundat...
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Program areas at George Kaiser Family Foundation

Indirect support of Tulsa Community Foundation, through direct support of charitable organizations that engage in charitable activities which are consistent with the charitable purposes of Tulsa Community Foundation, as well as government sponsored life enhancement projects. Includes social services support and community health initiatives.
Tulsa Community Foundation - Direct Support of Tulsa Community Foundation, the supported organization, and other directly related entities.
Civic enhancement projects benefitting the citizens of Tulsa. This includes legacy programs Root Guides LLC, Tulsa Innovation Labs LLC, Tulsa Remote, ADPM, American Song Archives, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship. It also includes 3 new programs InTulsa Initiative, Invest NorthTulsa, and Build in Tulsa. These programs support building a vibrant and inclusive Tulsa.
Urban growth and renewal programs directly benefiting the citizens of Tulsa. Including NP36, Western Supply, West Park and RSD LLC.
Expense related to the operations of the Gathering Place, a park for the citizens of Tulsa and surrounding areas.
Educational Initiatives such as the legacy GKFF BEST program as well as new programs Elevate East (an initiative focusing on East Tulsa children) and Holberton Tulsa (teaches computer coding).
Salaries and benefits directly related to Program Services provided by the foundation.
Legislative relations supporting early childhood education and life improvement for the residents of Tulsa County consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
Miscellaneous initiatives.

Grants made by George Kaiser Family Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Community Action Project of Tulsa (CAP)Oklahoma Early Childhood Program and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership: Year 17$24,000,000
Tulsa Community Foundation918 Fund at TCF: Programming$5,000,000
Tulsa Community FoundationFemale Incarceration Fund at TCF: Programming$3,500,000
...and 450 more grants made totalling $76,917,453

Who funds George Kaiser Family Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tulsa Community FoundationGeneral Operations$10,650,000
AarpSponsorship of the Gatheringplace.org Mobile Phone App Project$18,000

Personnel at George Kaiser Family Foundation

John BuddChief Operations Officer$416,479
Ken LevitExecutive Director$774,250
Frederic G DorwartDirector$0
Robert ThomasChief Inv Off. / Chief Investment Officer$997,249
Frederic D DotwartDirector

Financials for George Kaiser Family Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$494,136,751
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$44,490,901
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$7,489
Net rental income$2,595,562
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$217,038,822
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$54,839,023
Total revenues$813,108,548

Form 990s for George Kaiser Family Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122022-01-19990View PDF
2018-122020-02-12990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 8, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 8, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 29, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,650,000 from Tulsa Community Foundation
December 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 5, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
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Community improvement
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General information
7030 S Yale Ave 600
Tulsa, OK 74136
Metro area
Tulsa, OK
Website URL
(918) 494-8823
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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