The Toby Keith Foundation Inc.
818 NE 8th St.
% Juliet Nees-Bright
Oklahoma City OK 73104
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
The Toby Keith Foundation
Mission Statement
To encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients by soliciting public support of "OK Kids Korral." This state-of-the-art facility provides temporary housing for families of pediatric cancer patients who must leave their own communities in order to receive medical treatment in the Oklahoma City area. The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation will be met by:
1) Providing a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for any child coming to Oklahoma City to receive their cancer treatments; thus reducing the financial and physical toll put on the family.
2) Partnering with other organizations as we look at the patient and their families road to recovery holistically.   
The OK Kids Korral opened in January 2014.
Contact Information
Contact Name Juliet Nees-Bright
Contact email
Address 818 NE 8th St.
% Juliet Nees-Bright
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone (405) 271
Fax 405-271-6221
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Cash gifts help The Toby Keith Foundation advance its mission of providing cost-free lodging for children undergoing cancer treatments. Gifts to The Toby Keith Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts can be made online at or checks/cash may be sent to 818 NE 8th Street, OKC, OK 73104. Other ways to give are: donating stocks and bonds, planned gifts, tribute gifts, hosting fundraisers and donating items from our website wishlist. Volunteers will be the heart of our home and we will need plenty to cook meals, help answer phones, give tours and help with cleaning and maintenance of OK Kids Korral.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,310,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,192,727.59
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 2006
IRS Ruling Year 2006
State Registration Expiration May 2015
To encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients by soliciting public support of "OK Kids Korral." This state-of-the-art facility provides temporary housing for families of pediatric cancer patients who must leave their own communities in order to receive medical treatment in the Oklahoma City area. The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation will be met by:
1) Providing a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for any child coming to Oklahoma City to receive their cancer treatments; thus reducing the financial and physical toll put on the family.
2) Partnering with other organizations as we look at the patient and their families road to recovery holistically.   
Background The Toby Keith Foundation has been in existence since 2006. We have helped hundreds of pediatric cancer patients with financial assistance and we were a benefactor of the oncology unit renovations at The Children's Hospital. In 2010, we streamlined our efforts and began our journey to build OK Kids Korral. The Korral will address the financial, physical and emotional toll put on children and their families as they battle cancer. We will give them a cost-free housing solution, near the hospital, to call home as they fight cancer. No child should be turned away from overnight lodging facilities due to lack of available rooms or inability to pay. 
Impact The past primary goals of The Toby Keith Foundation have centered around fundraising, marketing and research.  Our fundraising goal in 2012 was met as we raised enough money to finish the architectural drawings for OK Kids Korral and to begin construction. We also successfully completed all of our research stages. The research we have completed encompass operational efficiencies, parent needs and child welfare. In addition, by utilizing social media, press, and marketing, the foundation has seen an increase in donations, website visits and social media connections that far exceeded expectations. The coming year, we will focus our efforts on 1) fundraising to support the operations of OK Kids Korral 2) adjust and refine our programs to best fit our guests overall needs.
The Toby Keith Foundation has been fundraising since 2010 in order to open OK Kids Korral, a cost free home for children with cancer. We will focus a great deal of effort on fundraising across Oklahoma.Our goal is to create an endowment by the end 2017 to ensure the success of our operations. Also, the need for volunteers will increase.  Volunteers are needed to cook meals for the families staying at OK Kids Korral. Our goals is to provide a home cooked meal five days a week. In addition, we will need to find quality volunteers to help run the front desk and give tours when needed.
Finally, we open the Korral with programs for the entire family from therapy sessions to story time. We will partner with groups throughout our state to bring beneficial programs for mom, dad, sibling and patient.  
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The Toby Keith Foundation has been working for children with cancer for years. We've helped with renovation projects and providing financial assistance. The past two years we have focused most of our efforts on our largest program, OK Kids Korral. We opened our doors in January 2014 and have housed 160 different families during that time from across Oklahoma and surrounding states.  Families live with us for an average of 4 days per visit and see us at least 4 times per year.   
Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way and yet we can think of no prospect more devastating than learning you child has cancer. It happens hundreds of times a year in our state alone. A child is diagnosed and a parent is hopeless. The Korral surrounds families with peace of mind, kindness and warmth. We can be hopeful in a hopeless place. We can be kind when the world seems cruel. On the outside, what we offer is walls and windows, but what we offer on the inside, is love.
Board Chair Statement
Years ago, one of my friends lost his child to cancer. Like many people, I was moved to action. I wanted to help families who were in pain and lost. I kept hearing my friends talk about the house they stayed out as they fought for their little girl and I wanted to help bring that to Oklahoma. The idea for OK Kids Korral came from realizing that our state does have a shortage of housing solutions for families and the desire to help parents focus on getting their child well. 
We are a relatively new foundation with a very new program, OK Kids Korral. We are focusing on educating the public about our mission and raising funds at the same time. We realize that most of our work needs to be grass roots and we are getting out into the public at every opportunity and hosting more events each year. Also, partnerships are key for us and we are inviting more corporations, small businesses and individuals to be our long-term partners. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Our program primarily benefits families in the state of Oklahoma.  However, in the 3 years since opening we have welcomed children from Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Arizona, Kansas and the United Kingdom.  The list continues to grow each year.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Housing Expenses Reduction Support
The Toby Keith's primary program is OK Kids Korral.  The Korral is a temporary housing solution for pediatric cancer patients. The child and their family may stay at the Korral, free of charge, while they are receiving cancer treatment. The family will be next door to the hospital; alleviating their need to drive back and forth between treatments and it will give them peace of mind as they are steps away from the hospital and their doctors. 
OK Kids Korral will provide the amenities of home such as private rooms to sleep and relax, a gourmet kitchen, dining areas, comfortable living areas and a laundry room.  However, the Korral is more than a hotel. It will feature areas targeting the specific needs of children with cancer while it provides spaces where children can let loose and parents can simply relax.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. By the end of the first year the Korral is open, we estimate we will have housed 416 patients and over a thousand of their family members. It is also estimated that we will save each family over $3,000 of expenses related to lodging. We will report exact numbers of who we are helping and the financial impact we've had on each family yearly.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Opening OK Kids Korral will result in reducing the number of families turned away from overnight lodging facilities while they are battling an illness. We will double the number of rooms that are currently being provided to families at facilities outside of the hospital. The Korral will also save families thousands of dollars during the course of their treatment by providing free lodging, reducing their gas costs, and providing free breakfasts and dinner every day of their stay. No one staying at OK Kids Korral will be asked to pay for any service provided to them. 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. A survey will be given to each family member staying at the Korral. It will rank areas such as financial benefit, emotional impact, physical benefit and additional services. The survey will be given to each parent upon checking out of the Korral. In addition, social will be surveyed twice each year to ensure procedure efficiency and overall need. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. Data will be provided at the end of OK Kids Korral's first calendar year.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments OK Kids Korral will benefit thousands of people each year. The biggest challenge to the Korral is raising funds to cover the operations of a 25,000 sq. foot building that is designed to keep families safe even during the roughest of times. The Korral features a neutropenic wing providing the cleanest air possible for children with weakened immune systems. It also features a theater room that serves as a safe room in inclement weather and oversized generators in case of loss of electricity.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Juliet Nees-Bright
Start Date Mar 2010
Experience Juliet Nees-Bright is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.  After getting her degree in Economics, she went to work for The Walt Disney Company.  Starting her career in Disney Licensing and ending it as the Director of Marketing and Synergy for animated properties, Juliet worked with entertainment's best for over eight years. With a desire to move home to Oklahoma, she brought her ideas with her.  She helped launch the downtown ice rink and snow tubing event while rebranding the entire Downtown in December event.  In 2007, Juliet took over The Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic event and raised over $700,000 in her first event with the foundation.  She has been with the foundation since and accepted the role of Executive Director in 2010.
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 3
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Toby Keith
Company Affiliation Founder
Term Jan 2006 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 28, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mrs. Tricia Covel FounderVoting
Mr. Randall Hatfield Community volunteerVoting
Mr. Greg Hunter Community volunteerVoting
Mr. Toby Keith FounderVoting
Mr. TK Kimbrell Community volunteerVoting
Mr. Billy Wilcoxson Community volunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 1
Board Term Lengths 2 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Armando Rosell Community Volunteer
Constituent Board
Constituent Board Members
Joey Root Community Volunteer
Youth Board
Youth Board Members
Julie Hager Community Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,310,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,192,728
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,597,642$1,527,366$1,668,827
Total Expenses$1,426,286$1,785,968$678,255
Revenue Less Expenses$171,356($258,602)$990,572
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$46,213$225,245$341,185
Investment Income, Net of Losses$367$994$359
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$1,004,902$1,147,447$1,260,564
Revenue In-Kind$133,951$78,430$29,249
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,274,858$1,186,473--
Administration Expense$85,449$79,258$255,703
Fundraising Expense$65,979$515,237$417,552
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.120.862.46
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%66%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%36%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$11,804,928$11,977,636$12,446,549
Current Assets$1,202,946$838,883$848,906
Long-Term Liabilities$7,189,001$7,469,092$6,919,765
Current Liabilities$31,402$95,375$855,013
Total Net Assets$4,584,525$4,413,169$4,671,771
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities38.318.800.99
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets61%62%56%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $1,004,902Special Events $1,147,447Special Events $1,260,564
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporation $412,209Individuals $225,245Individuals $341,185
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue-In-Kind $133,951Revenue In-Kind $78,430Foundations & Corporations $37,470
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose The purpose of the capital campaign will be to create an endowment for the operations of OK Kids Korral.
Campaign Goal $10,000,000
Campaign Dates Nov 2017 to Nov 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
Financial summary data for the current year in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations detail was provided by non-profit as it was not specifically identified on form 990. All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
2013 and 2014 Financial Information has been restated to clarify Expense Detail. Specifically to classify golf tournament expenses as Fundraising expenses rather than Program expenses.

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Address 818 NE 8th St.
% Juliet Nees-Bright
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 271 6552
CEO/Executive Director Juliet Nees-Bright
Board Chair Mr. Toby Keith
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder