Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund, Inc.
6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund provides support, education, advocacy, and resources to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
 
OACF provides funding and resources to the most pressing needs of the HIV/AIDS community in Oklahoma. We conduct on-going needs assessments and vet the organizations providing direct assistance to families and individuals living with or affected by this disease. We monitor HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs and initiatives annually to ensure they are efficiently and effectively working to prevent the spread of HIV and/or assisting those living with HIV/AIDS through the HIV care continuum in order to maintain a healthy life and viral suppression.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lauren Sullivan
Contact email lsullivan@okaidscarefund.com
Address 6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 348-6600
Fax 405-348-6603
County Oklahoma
OK
Alternate Phone 405 919-8783
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer YOU can make a difference! Your donation stays in Oklahoma and allows us to reduce new HIV transmissions, expand free testing opportunities and provide care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $350,000.00
Projected Expenses $350,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1991
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Statements
Mission
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund provides support, education, advocacy, and resources to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
 
OACF provides funding and resources to the most pressing needs of the HIV/AIDS community in Oklahoma. We conduct on-going needs assessments and vet the organizations providing direct assistance to families and individuals living with or affected by this disease. We monitor HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs and initiatives annually to ensure they are efficiently and effectively working to prevent the spread of HIV and/or assisting those living with HIV/AIDS through the HIV care continuum in order to maintain a healthy life and viral suppression.
Background The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund was organized by Barbara and Jackie Cooper following the death of their son to AIDS. Dealing with this devastating disease firsthand compelled them to reach out to others living with HIV/AIDS and those vulnerable to the disease.
Impact Our goal is to reduce new HIV transmissions and AIDS related deaths in the 54 counties of central and western Oklahoma.
Needs
Contributions to OACF can provide the following:
  • $10 buys one 60-second INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test
  • $20 provides transportation to hospital and clinic appointments
  • $30 delivers a box of groceries to a family living with HIV
  • $50 pays a co-pay for a doctor's visit or medication
  • $100 provides 50 safer sex kits with free HIV testing information
  • $200 provides emergency vision care and glasses for a person living with HIV
  • $300 pays for one month's rent or utilities for a person living with HIV
  • $500 provides emergency dental care for a person living with HIV
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Since the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund inception in 1991, the goal has been to help provide system supports to individuals and groups offering education, research and direct services to fight HIV/AIDS throughout the state. Additionally, an emergency assistance program is run directly by the fund to help with utilities, rent and medical needs of HIV/AIDS patients and their families.
 
Most of the operating and grant-producing capital for OACF comes from proceeds of an annual fundraiser, Red Tie Night. This dinner, dance and auction is held the first Saturday of March each year. More than eleven million dollars has been distributed to help Oklahomans since the first Red Tie Night in 1993. By the efforts of the board members and a myriad of volunteers, this event has become the most successful single evening fundraiser in the state. Additional funding for the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund comes from grants and individual donations.
 
Some folks today may think since HIV/AIDS is now a manageable illness, the need for donations is less important. Why is it so vital to keep funding strong, especially here in Oklahoma? HIV medications cost an average of $3200 per month, but 60% of Oklahomans living with HIV earn less than $12,000 per year (i.e., below the poverty level). There are many things that patients need that aren’t covered by federal funding – emergency medication, other medical bills, other wrap-around health needs (things like dentures, eyeglasses, etc.), financial assistance during various life emergencies, etc. Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund grants money out everyone with the proceeds from Red Tie. We also work with case workers and help clients and families living with HIV through Emergency Assistance funding which is also a product of Red Tie and World AIDS Day luncheon.
 
We are trying to end the HIV epidemic in Oklahoma in the next 10 years, and OACF is vital to achieving that goal. As the largest local funding source for HIV care, OACF plays an integral role in coordinating services and filling in the gaps of government programs. Increased funding allows for faster HIV diagnoses and my hope it find the funding by educating the community about the needs.
 
Last year more than 6,000 Oklahomans were living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
 
There have been many exciting developments in HIV/AIDS care, but challenges remain. Identifying at-risk populations and testing broad demographics will continue to be a focus so we can identify asymptomatic HIV-positive individuals and get them the care they need. Help us realize our goal to someday see an “AIDS-Free Generation!”
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
54 central and western Oklahoma counties.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/AIDS
Tertiary Organizational Category Health Care/Public Health
Programs
Description
Through our HIV Prevention & Care Program the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund advances innovation, reduces stigma, and guides policies that address the statewide coordinated statement of need. In addition we partner with 25 organizations to monitor gaps in health care and specific issues that impact the public health in Oklahoma. This program also provides direct services to over 30,000 non-duplicated individuals annually through educational outreach events and awareness activities. We also provide the following resources in the community:
  • 3,000 safer sex kits distributed at outreach events and through targeted distribution sites in the most at-risk areas across the state.
  • 2,500 test kits utilized at free testing sites throughout the state. Last year nearly 300 individuals were newly diagnosed and linked to care. Of these, 80% are still engaged in care and have a suppressed viral load and effectively have no risk of transmitting the virus. 
  • One-time emergency assistance to 250 persons living with HIV/AIDS to cover transportation, medical treatment and prescriptions not covered by insurance, and vision/dental services. The emergency assistance support is provided when all funding resources have been exhausted and serves to eliminate barriers preventing individuals from taking medications and staying in treatment.  
 
Strategy
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Last year 30,000 non-duplicated individuals were provided HIV prevention and education on how to reduce risk. 
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. Since 1992, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has contributed over $14 million in funding and resources to assist Oklahomans living with HIV/AIDS. Last year nearly 300 individuals were newly diagnosed and linked to care. Of these, 80% are still engaged in care and have a suppressed viral load and effectively have no risk of transmitting the virus.  
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We track the number of new HIV transmissions and AIDS related deaths annually. Over 1/3 of all diagnosis of an HIV transmission in Oklahoma are detected by our test kits. We can directly see the impact of our program when HIV transmissions and AIDS-related deaths change.  
Description
Our Advocacy program oversees the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition.  The Advocacy Coalition has five main goals that include the following. Each of these goals are measured by surveys, tracking increases in available funding, legislative tracking, and epidemiology reports of new infections rates from the State Health Department.
  1. Working with community leaders and educating elected officials about HIV/AIDS and the importance of public funding, positive policy change and legislation.
  2. Working with the Oklahoma State Health Department to develop a unified message in an effort to protect critical Ryan White Funding in Oklahoma and access any additional dollars available. 
  3. Capacity building and promoting grassroots advocacy training to help reduce HIV-related stigma, health disparities and inequities in Oklahoma.
  4. Increasing access to care and improved health outcomes for people living with HIV in Oklahoma.
  5. Implementing an HIV Awareness Day at the State Capitol and fostering a positive presence during session.
Strategy
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

The education health mandate has not been updated since 1987. The language in the current law is offensive and does not reflect a modern understanding of HIV. Our goal for the 2019 session is to champion a rewrite of the statute and modernize what is covered in the classroom. A lot has changed since 1987 and we now have a much better understanding of HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS are not “big city” problems and the virus does not only affect one population. HIV and AIDS are public health matters we should all be focused on solving.

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. Throughout the 2019 legislative session we plan to continue to track and advocate to defeat discriminatory pieces of legislation, and support legislation that seeks to reduce health disparities and funding for the Oklahoma Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS programs and Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ AIDS Coordination and Information Services program. We will continue to cultivate citizen advocates from across the state and empower them with the knowledge and skills to present key talking points and share personal stories with elected officials.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We monitor success through attendance at our rallies at the Capitol, in addition to media coverage including editorials and articles in statewide news media. 


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lauren Sullivan
Start Date Feb 2019
Email lsullivan@okaidscarefund.com
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 66
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Board Chair
Name Whitney Moss
Company Affiliation First Source Real Estate
Term July 2019 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mark BeutlerVoting
Phil Burke PAOklahoma Veterans AffairsVoting
Gwendolyn CaldwellCaldwell and AssociatesVoting
Brooke CoeChesapeake EnergyVoting
Graham ColtonVoting
Cindy Cooper ColtonVoting
Adam EdwardsWaters Edge WineryVoting
Chris Gray SHRM-SCPCity National BankVoting
Eran HarrillBlack Chamber of CommerceVoting
Wendy Smith HouseVoting
Paula LoveVoting
Andy Moore LPCUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterVoting
Whitney MossCompanion Home Health & HospiceVoting
Sean OlmsteadFirst MortgageVoting
Robert Powell JDPierce CouchVoting
Tim RassmussenRassmussen RealtyVoting
Dr. Andrea ScottVoting
Jake YunkerOffice of the GovernorVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 7
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 87 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Finance
Distributions / Grant Making
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Executive
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Purpose: Overseeing and evaluating the Board of Directors performance, along with overseeing and evaluating the compliance with legal entities and guidelines.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $350,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $350,000
Financial Documents
Audit2017
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$195,246$273,868$959,292
Total Expenses$563,720$547,656$965,259
Revenue Less Expenses($368,474)($273,788)($5,967)
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 Year201820172016
Contributions$33,905$65,000--
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$608,127
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified----$608,127
Individual Contributions------
------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$6,836$4,026$3,175
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$154,505$204,842$347,990
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$369,736$430,561$888,640
Administration Expense$79,919$117,095$76,619
Fundraising Expense$114,065----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.350.500.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%79%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue336%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$702,264$1,089,623$1,348,832
Current Assets$649,299$1,049,075$1,233,099
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$18,592$37,477$22,898
Total Net Assets$683,672$1,052,146$1,325,934
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities34.9227.9953.85
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $154,505Special Events $204,842Govt - Unspecified $608,127
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $33,905Contributions $65,000Special Events $347,990
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $6,836Investment Income $4,026Investment Income $3,175
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Dates Nov 2017 to May 2020
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Primary Phone 405 348-6600
CEO/Executive Director Lauren Sullivan
Board Chair Whitney Moss
Board Chair Company Affiliation First Source Real Estate