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Foundation HistoryImproving the quality of life of Oklahomans and beyond.


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The Cresap Family Foundation was established in 2012 upon the final sale of the family’s business, Premium Beers of Oklahoma, one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States.

The family’s spirit of giving dates as far back as 1968 when a self-made auto dealer purchased a little Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Bartlesville, OK. They continue this spirit of charity today through the Cresap Family Foundation.

The Directors of the Cresap Foundation look at the needs in the communities in which they fund with a focus on helping those most in need. This is evidenced by their generous giving year by year, now totaling over $7.2 million.

Foundation Mission


The mission of the Cresap Family Foundation is to further the philanthropic legacy of the Cresap Family by improving the quality of life of Oklahoman’s and beyond. The Foundation’s areas of emphasis are youth and families, health and wellness, education, arts and humanities and animal welfare.

Funding preference will be given to organizations in those counties where Premium Beers operated, including, and without limitation, Oklahoma Canadian, Grady, Cleveland, Logan, Pottawatomie, Lincoln and the following counties on Northeast Oklahoma: Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa and Washington. This is a strong preference but is not mandatory.

Application Process


The Trustees invite proposals from 501(c)3 organizations. A Letter of Intent summarizing the project for funding must be submitted by April 1, 2020. The Trustees will review all Letters of Intent received through the online grant application process by June 2020. The trustees will review all grant applications and approved grants will be funded in November 2020. All applicants will be notified of final granting decisions.

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Letter of Inquiry: April 1, 2020
Grant Application: July 15, 2020
Grantmaking Meeting: October 2020
Grants Funded: November 2020

 

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Funding preference will be given to organizations in those counties where Premium Beers operated, including, and without limitation, Oklahoma Canadian, Grady, Cleveland, Logan, Pottawatomie, Lincoln and the following counties on Northeast Oklahoma: Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa and Washington. This is a strong preference but is not mandatory.