Oklahoma Caring Foundation Inc.
3817 NW Expressway, Suite 300
Oklahoma City OK 73112
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement The Oklahoma Caring Foundation's mission is to provide Oklahomans access to preventive health services.
Contact Information
Contact Name Emily Fuller
Contact email emily_fuller@hcsc.net
Address 3817 NW Expressway, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone (918) 551-3403
Fax 918-551-3401
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1400 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa OK 74119
Alternate Phone 918 551-3403
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ocfdn/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
  • Tribute Gift Program
    The tribute gift program allows individual donors the opportunity to honor the caring spirit of friends and loved ones while improving the health of Oklahoma children. 
  • The Champions of Health Gala recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the state who are working to improve the health of Oklahomans through grassroots efforts and programs. The Champions of Health Gala serves as the signature fundraiser for the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. Sponsorships are available at the diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels. Additional information can be found at: http://www.championsofhealth.org/index.html
  • Funding Opportunities  Visit our Amazon Wish List at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2DSRF72ORE4JO?&sort=default  To learn about additional funding opportunities, please contact the Development Coordinator - emily_fuller@hcsc.net or (918) 551.3403.
  • Volunteer Opportunities The Oklahoma Caring Foundation occasionally utilizes volunteers for both clinic and clerical responsibilities. Contact our Program Coordinator for more information (405) 316.7170.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $280,000.00
Projected Expenses $244,900.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1994
IRS Ruling Year 1995
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Mission The Oklahoma Caring Foundation's mission is to provide Oklahomans access to preventive health services.

Our signature program, the Oklahoma Caring Van program, was launched through a partnership with the Tulsa City-County Health Department in 1999 and delivers life-saving immunizations to qualifying children through on-site clinics at child care facilities, schools and community locations throughout our state. Currently, we operate nine Caring Vans: 2 in the OKC metro area, 2 in the Tulsa metro area, 4 vans that partner with tribal entities (Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and 1 in the Southwest part of the state) and in 2018, we added a dental van to our fleet. 

The Caring Van program is the only mobile immunization initiative in the state that provides vaccines to children of all racial/ethnic backgrounds on a year-round basis. We are different from many other health programs in that we are able to deliver an important health intervention that impacts children's health through a single encounter. Immunizations are the most effective method for protecting children and communities against life-threatening infectious diseases. When a child boards a Caring Van, he or she lacks this critical line of defense. Within minutes, we are able to provide a service that could save their life. Many of our cooperating child care providers, schools and community partners that host Caring Van clinics have come to rely on us to help them keep children healthy.

To date, the Oklahoma Caring Van Program has immunized over 200,000 children statewide.

Future program opportunities will be based on the capacity to impact the health of Oklahomans, particularly children, by access to preventive health services and strong partnerships with other service agencies, businesses and organizations working to improve the health status of Oklahomans.

Improving the health of Oklahomans, one child at a time.
1. Funding to support expenses of the Oklahoma Caring Van Program 
2. Referrals to child care facilities, schools, community agencies and other potential partners for delivering our services
3. Volunteers to assist with clinics, health fairs and clerical responsibilities
4. Copy/printing services
5. Child-friendly stickers
7. Gift cards for fuel for our fleet of vans
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
State of Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/
Our signature program, the Oklahoma Caring Van Program, delivers childhood immunizations via eight mobile units called Caring Vans. The vans travel throughout the state serving children birth through 18 years of age who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible, or Native American. Through the generous support of our donors and partners, services are provided to those children who qualify, at no charge. 
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
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. In 2019, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation celebrated 3 milestones: The Foundation celebrated it's 25th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma Caring Van Program and immunizing our 200,000th child!
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We look at geographic locations to ensure we are accurately targeting a diversity of populations. Additionally, we evaluate qualitative data through our client satisfaction surveys that are provided to the site coordinators at each of our clinics. This knowledge facilitates conversations among the Oklahoma Caring Foundation staff that help us look at trends and allow us to modify our practices as needed.    
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Brooke Townsend
Start Date June 2016
Email brooke_townsend@bcbsok.com

Brooke Townsend serves as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s (BCBSOK) director of Community Affairs. In this role she oversees BCBSOK's community investments and outreach programs, including employee volunteerism and engagement. She also serves as the executive director of the Oklahoma Caring Foundation. Townsend oversees the administration, programs and strategic vision of the Foundation.

Townsend started her professional career with the Oklahoma Caring Foundation in 2000 and has held various coordination and management positions within the organization over the past 19 years. In her previous role as manager of Community Relations and the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Townsend oversaw the Foundation's communications, fundraising and program operations, including the flagship Oklahoma Caring Van program. She also served as a liaison for BCBSOK Community Relations in the Oklahoma City metro.

Townsend has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University. In addition to her professional work, Townsend serves on the board of directors for Infant Crisis Services, the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits as well as the advisory boards of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Hunger Free Oklahoma.  

Senior Staff
Amy PulliamManager, Community Relations
Number of Full-time Staff 8
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
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 1
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 3
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No

OK City Area Child Care Providers

OK City Area Head Starts

Banner Pub Schools

Bethel Pub Schools

Central OK Immunization Coalition

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of OK

Choctaw Pub Schools

Christ Community Health Coalition

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Community Action Agency

Dove Science Academy

Crooked Oak Pub Schools


Elk City Pub Schools

Emerson Alternative School

Empower OKC

Feria Latina

Geary Schools

Iglesia Bautista Central

Iglesia de los Santos Angeles

Infant Crisis Services

Integris Health Southwest

Jr. League of OK City

Justice Pub Schools

Konawa Pub Schools

Latino Community Development Agency

Little Axe Community Center

McLoud Pharmacy

McLoud Pub Schools

Meridian Apartments

Mexican Consulate

Mid-Del Pub Schools

Millwood Pub Schools

Minco Pub Schools

Mustang Pub Schools

Mustang Parks and Recreation

Neighborhood Service Organization

OK Atheists

OK City Area Charter Schools

OK City Pub Schools

OK Dental Foundation

OK Virtual Academy

Putnam City Schools

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Saskawa Pub Schools

Shawnee Pub Schools

Sunbeam Family Services

Supermercados Morelos

Tecumseh Pub Schools

Urban League of OK City

Varnum Pub Schools

Wanette Pub Schools

Wichita, Caddo, Delaware Women Infants and Children (WCD WIC)

Western Heights Pub Schools

West Side Lions Club

White Rock School District

Wewoka Indian Health Services

OK City - County Health Dept.

OK Dental Foundation

OK State Dept. of Health

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board

Oklahoma Public Health Association2019
Special Business Award of Excellence in Public HealthOklahoma Public Health Association2019
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Company Affiliation Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Term Nov 2018 to June 2021
Email joseph_cunningham@bcbsok.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Dr. Joseph CunninghamBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Mr. Russ FlorenceSchnake Turnbo FrankVoting
Ms. Stephania GroberBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Dr. Todd HoffmanBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Mr. Travis JohnsonBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Mr. Rick KellyBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Mr. J.T. PetherickBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Ms. Roni RiersonBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Ms. Meg SalyerAccel FinancialVoting
Ms. Brooke TownsendBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaNonVoting
Mr. Brad VincentBank of OklahomaVoting
Dr. Don WilberPediatrician, Oklahoma City ClinicVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 11
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Martha BurgerCommunity Volunteer
Dr. Dianne GasbarraPhysician - Mercy Hospital
Ms. Paula HuckPast Executive Director of the Oklahoma Caring Foundation
Ms. Laura KennyLIFE Senior Services
Mr. Ronald KingK-Bar Ranch
Mr. Dave LopezFormer Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce
Ms. Mary MelonThe Journal Record
Dr. Marc MilstenPhysician - Urologic Specialists
Ms. Leslie ParisBank of Oklahoma
Dr. Gary RaskobUniversity of Oklahoma College of Public Health
Dr. Sarah-Anne SchumannPhysician - Market Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare
Dr. John SchumannPhysician - University of Oklahoma
Dr. Kayse ShrumPhysician -Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center
Ms. Rose WashingtonTulsa Economic Development
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $280,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $244,900
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$12,504$4,496$29,056
Unrealized Gain/Loss----$8,263
Membership Dues------
Special Events$129,206$157,403$110,100
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$257,409$382,128$319,335
Administration Expense$49,808$27,379$13,192
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.391.111.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%93%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$2,193,351$2,128,165$2,020,444
Current Assets$158,659$239,733$144,340
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$36,274$93,549$32,900
Total Net Assets$2,157,077$2,034,616$1,987,544
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.372.564.39
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $178,025Contributions $169,267Contributions $173,872
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $129,206Special Events $157,403Indirect Public Support $110,492
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $107,353Indirect Public Support $84,948Special Events $110,100
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The expenses paid by the Oklahoma Caring Foundation decreased between 2008 and 2010 by virtue of Health Care Service Corporation making a decision to perform all administrative functions of the Foundation as an in-kind donation. This allows the Foundation to utilize all monetary donations to directly deliver program services. In 2008 and prior, the Foundation paid for some administrative functions and only a portion were donated by Health Care Service Corporation.

Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note 1:  In fiscal year 2018, a prior period adjustment of $2,590 was entered as "Other" income in order for the net assets to roll-forward properly.
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 3817 NW Expressway, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Primary Phone 918 551-3403
Contact Email emily_fuller@hcsc.net
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ocfdn/
CEO/Executive Director Brooke Townsend
Board Chair Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Board Chair Company Affiliation Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma