Foundation Resources

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Foundation Resources

The Oklahoma School Foundations Network is here to provide support to all Oklahoma school foundations free of charge.


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Are you interested in starting a school foundation in your community? Please contact OSFN Director Katy Leffel for support and access to resources to help guide you. Here are two important things to consider as you work to start a foundation:

Purpose: Deciding on the purpose of your school foundation is an essential first step. Click here for an article with good thoughts on the many possible purposes for school foundations.

Procedures: Starting a school foundation is a major undertaking, with important legal and accounting steps. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has published a comprehensive guide to starting a 501 c 3 that includes helpful background information and links to forms and government websites you will need in the process. OSFN recommends taking the time to read this guide carefully.

Do you need sample documents or policies? Are you looking for guidance in developing a strategic plan? Contact Katy Leffel for access to a wide variety of sample documents and resources available free of charge.