Who We Support

Expanding Foster Programs

Marland's Place

Award Date: May 13, 2021
Awarded: $83,646
Arnall Community Fund Award

Located on 100 acres donated in 1928 by E.W. Marland for the purpose of serving children, Marland’s Place transitioned in 2018 from a residential care provider to Kay County’s only locally operated foster placement agency. They support all aspects of the fostering process, from basic information to 24/7 on-call support. Their large campus, which includes a playground, gym, and dining hall, has allowed the agency to take a unique approach to recruiting and supporting foster families. In addition to partnering with residents who foster from their own homes, they converted existing campus buildings into residences where foster families live rent-free and within a supportive community. This project seeks to increase the number of Marland’s Place foster families to 25 in order to increase the total number of children served and decrease the number of children who are placed in foster homes outside of their county.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.