Choctaw Parks Foundation Inc.
PO Box 21
% Jeannette M Abts
Choctaw OK 73020
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement Our mission shall be to enable citizens of  Choctaw, Oklahoma to promote the acquisition, beautification and improvement of public parks, park ways, and roadsides in and around Choctaw, Oklahoma
Contact Information
Contact Name Jeannette Abts
Contact email
Address PO Box 21
% Jeannette M Abts
Choctaw, OK 73020
Phone (405) 390-2596
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
To donate, mail checks to:
Choctaw Parks Foundation 
PO Box 21
Choctaw, OK 73020 
Volunteer Opportunities are available for park maintenance and special events.  If interested, please contact:
Jeannie Abts
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $17,886.00
Projected Expenses $6,535.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 2004
IRS Ruling Year 2004
Mission Our mission shall be to enable citizens of  Choctaw, Oklahoma to promote the acquisition, beautification and improvement of public parks, park ways, and roadsides in and around Choctaw, Oklahoma
The Choctaw Park Foundation received the  501 (c) (3) status on February 11, 2004.  On July 14, 2006 the Endowment Fund for the Perpetual Care of the Historical Sculpture Gardens was opened with $12,000 from the Choctaw Park Foundation and $8,000 grant monies from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Foundation has continued to grow and remain active through our annual fundraisers, thus continuing to place monies into the Endowment Fund.
At this time, the Choctaw Park Foundation is in a building mode for its Endowment Fund.  All efforts are toward this end.  All funds from donations and fund raisers are deposited into the Endowment Fund for the Perpetual Care of the Historical Sculpture Gardens on N.E. 23rd Street.
Volunteers are always needed for the two main fund raising activities, which are hot chocolate and S'More Kits at Halloween in the Park and for the Land Run Bike Ride in April of every year.  Donations are always much appreciated at any time. We need people to work/volunteer in the Gardens; weed the plots, help with watering and general maintenance.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

 The Historical Sculpture Gardens on N. E. 23rd in Choctaw are a definite asset to the appearance of the city. Many comments and accolades are received concerning the beauty and uniqueness of the Gardens. The  landscaping that the CPF has provided makes the city appear much more inviting for potential businesses, as well as people driving through Choctaw on 23rd Street.

Board Chair Statement

Jeannie and Herb Abts founded the CPF 7 years ago, but have worked tirelessly for over 20 years on the beautification of Choctaw. They took a raw stretch of land bordering 23rd Street and formed 12 plots, including trees, shrubs, and seasonal plants. Then the Historical Sculpture Gardens were added; 19 larger-than-life shadow figures portraying the Land Run with horseback riders, wagons, farmers, and ranchers. This area has been a source of pride and enjoyment for the community, a welcome addition to our town . However, over the past few years, the Abts have been unable to maintain these large areas of gardens alone and some other source is needed to help with their constant maintenance. We are approaching the City government with the hope of an assist from their maintenance crew, helping with mowing, general clean up and watering. We do two fundraiser during the year; hot chocolate and S'more kits at the Halloween-in-the-Park festivities, and our annual Land Run Bike Ride (10 - 50 miles) in April, to coincide with the city's 3-day Land Run festivities for the schools. I have chosen to volunteer with the Abts because I have seen the efforts they have made to enrich the community, giving time and money and the sweat of their brow. I hope the small amount I do furthers the cause to beautify our community and "keep Choctaw green!"

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
The Choctaw Park Foundation was formed to benefit beautification in and around the city of Choctaw.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Recreation & Sports/Parks and Playgrounds
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The main focus for the Choctaw Park Foundation in the next few years will be fund raising. Until sufficient funds are available for hiring more permanent maintanence for the Historical Sculpture Gardens, we will continue to strive for that goal.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jeannette Abts
Start Date Jan 2004
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 12
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Jeannette M. Abts
Company Affiliation Self
Term Jan 2004 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 29, 2018
Board of Directors List
Jeannette "Jeannie" AbtsVoting
Herb AbtsVoting
Phyllis BennettReal Estate agentVoting
Ken BrewerKen's AutomotiveVoting
Ed BrownVoting
Gayla TennisonVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 9
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $17,886
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $6,535
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$4,324$4,589$6,834
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$290$388$5,267
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates----$57,000
Total Revenue/Total Expenses39.4866.430.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%8%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$43,813$32,653$7,263
Current Assets$43,813$32,653$7,263
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$43,813$32,653$7,263
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $7,125Contributions $8,775Contributions $7,680
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $4,324Special Events $4,589Special Events $6,834
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Indirect Public Support $12,411 --
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
To clarify the above financial information, revenues are saved up and then a lump sum is put into the Endowment Fund.  Thus the expenses are monies out of the Choctaw Parks Foundation bank account into the Endowment Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  Generally, the only monies used out of the bank account for expenses are the purchase of shirts for the Landrun Bike Ride, hot chocolate for the Haunted Trails event and rent for the post office box.
Foundation Staff Comments
This organization had annual receipts less than $50,000. As a result, they only file a Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. The financial information came from their compilations.
Note:  In fiscal year 2015, $57,000 was sent to Choctaw Parks Foundation endowment at Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  It is noted as "Payments to Affiliates" expense. 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address PO Box 21
% Jeannette M Abts
Choctaw, OK 73020
Primary Phone 405 390-2596
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Jeannette Abts
Board Chair Jeannette M. Abts
Board Chair Company Affiliation Self