George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic enhancement. GKFF works primarily on initiatives developed in collaboration with Tulsa-based direct service organizations.
George Kaiser Family Foundation, founded in 1999, invests heavily in expanding the availability of high-quality, early childhood education for low-income children in Tulsa County because research studies suggest that giving at-risk infants and toddlers exposure to such programs is the most effective way to improve their opportunity for success in school and life. GKFF also supports numerous health and human service organizations in the Tulsa area to reinforce its anti-poverty efforts. In addition, GKFF supports and develops projects in community health, female incarceration, civic enhancement and beautification in the City of Tulsa and participates in many other community initiatives.
GKFF is a supporting organization of the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF). As a supporting organization, GKFF has a stated mission of engaging in charitable activities that are consistent with the purpose of TCF.