About Our GivingThank you for your interest.
McLaughlin Family Foundation has changed our grant policy for this funding cycle. We are decreasing our number of grants to invest in bigger, bolder community partnerships focusing on our key funding initiatives.
Grants are by invitation only. We are not accepting any unsolicited applications at this time. However, we always open to new ideas within our funding interests. If you have a creative project you would like to share with us, please contact our CEO, Kelly Gray.
Grants are only considered for 501(C) 3 or educational entities that provide services in the Oklahoma City area.
Our CEOKelly Gray is the CEO of the McLaughlin Family Foundation, a funding organization committed to creating change in central Oklahoma to help children and families reach their full potential. He is also a partner at Square Deal Capital. Kelly grew up in Minnesota and earned a degree at UCO.
He attended the Standards of Excellence at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and enjoys working with organizations in OKC that help the city, as well as connecting funders to those that need funding. He recently completed the Master Juggler Executive Institute through Exponent Philanthropy. An active volunteer for organizations that help children, Kelly serves on the boards for the Police Athletic League, Sunbeam, First Serve OKC, Progress OKC, St. Anthony Foundation and KIPP. He also volunteers with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and serves on the Fight Night committee.
Kelly and his wife, Amy, have three daughters. When not blending his career with his community service, you can probably find Kelly engaged in one of his hobbies—he is an avid traveler, lover of sports, craft beer enthusiast, skier and the best U6 Girls soccer coach in OKC.
As part-time foundation staff, Molly Helm provides support for the foundation and MFF grantees. Her career in marketing, nonprofit leadership, and communications provides experience from a variety of perspectives.
Molly also founded Purple Ink, which keeps her busy when she is not doing work with the foundation. She is a graduate of TCU and Leadership Oklahoma and serves on a number of nonprofit boards. Living in Enid keeps her on the road often, although she makes time to run, practice yoga, and see as much of the world as she can. She and her husband, Geoff, have two adult sons.