Who We Are
Oklahoma Policy Institute (OK Policy) is a non-partisan independent policy think-tank. It was launched in early 2008, growing out of work that had previously been conducted by the public policy department of Community Action Project of Tulsa County.
OK Policy advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.
In our efforts to promote equitable, responsible, and sustainable fiscal and economic policies, OK Policy collaborates with three national networks of state-level policy research organizations, the State Priorities Partnership the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), and the KIDS COUNT Network.
Together Oklahoma is a nonpartisan coalition of businesses, organizations, and citizens coming together to advocate for responsible budget and tax policies.
Open Justice Oklahoma seeks to improve understanding of our justice system through cutting-edge analysis of public data.
The Oklahoma Mental Health Policy Fellowship prepares a cohort of early-career professionals to be highly competent advocates for needed policy reforms in their community, state, and workplace.
KIDS COUNT uses data to promote smart policies on issues affecting child well-being.
OK Policy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We do not receive funding from federal, state, or local government.
Our work is supported by grants from national and local foundations, including:
- Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Arnall Family Foundation
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
- Cherokee Nation Businesses
- FRAC (Food Research and Action Center)
- George Kaiser Family Foundation
- Kirkpatrick Foundation
- Jack and Maxine Zarrow Foundation
- MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
- Morningcrest Health Care Foundation
- Stoneman Family Foundations
OK Policy is also grateful for the contributions we receive from hundreds of individuals, organizations, and businesses in Oklahoma. You can help support OK Policy by making a tax-deductible contribution from our online donation page or by mailing a check to:
Oklahoma Policy Institute
907 S. Detroit, Suite 1005
Tulsa, OK 74120
Contact David Blatt at (918) 794-3944 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss giving opportunities.
OK Policy is fully committed to cultural diversity and equal employment opportunity. It is OK Policy’s procedure to make employment opportunities available to a wide-range of diverse individuals without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, HIV status, any condition defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or citizenship status. OK Policy is committed to providing a work environment free of bias based on the above classifications, and to complying with the ADA and the policies and directives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to the extent applicable.