Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Chair
Glenda Love Williams, Ret. President/CEO., Ronald McDonald House and Nonprofit Consultant

Eunice Tarver, Provost, Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus

Moises Echeverria, President, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice

Frank Haith, Head Basketball Coach, The University of Tulsa

Hannibal B. Johnson, Author, Attorney & Consultant

Ashley Philippsen, Senior Director of Engagement and Advocacy at ImpactTulsa

Wilson Pipestem, Partner, Pipestem Law



Clarence Boyd, Program Officer, The Commemoration Fund

The Commemoration Fund

Our Mission

We support bold and innovative efforts to correct social, political and economic injustices that impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color in our community. Our grantmaking addresses disparities rooted in white supremacy and systemic racism with sustainable, collaborative solutions.

The inaugural Commemoration Fund grant cycle is open and applications are due Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.  Applications can be submitted electronically using the links below. If needed, applicants can request a paper form to submit by mail. Contact Clarence Boyd to request a printable application at

If you have previously applied to a Zarrow Foundation online, please log in using your existing applicant account. If you are a new applicant, you will be prompted to create an account upon beginning your application. Once you have begun your application, you can return to it by using the Account Log In button.

Application Guidelines

Click here to download a printable PDF of the complete application guidelines.

  • Grants will support work that is innovative in correcting social, cultural, political, or economic injustices impacting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or other People of Color in our community.
  • There is special interest in grants focusing on the following areas: Justice, Education Enrichment, Advocacy, and Leadership Development.
  • Grants may support: 1) general operations, 2) a specific program or facility, 3) equipment or vehicle purchase, 4) consulting, 5) planning or training activity, 6) a research project, or other efforts that aim to address a disparity rooted in white supremacy and systemic racism.
  • Grants will NOT be considered for dinners, runs/walks, special events, political events, or fundraisers. Grants will not be made directly to a church, unless an independently governed 501c3 is in place. 
  • Eligible requests may range from $3,000 to $100,000.
  • Preference will be given to one-time grants. Multi-Year grants will be considered, up to three years, but must demonstrate substantial and transformative impact. (Multi-year grant requests must submit a grant budget. Click here to download the grant budget instructions.)
  • Applicants should be able to identify how efforts will be sustained beyond the term of the grant.
  • Applicants will be asked how the progress, outcome, and impact of a grant can be measured.

Any questions about the process, please email Clarence Boyd at

Preference will be given to:

  • Nonprofits with minority leadership at the executive and board level
  • Nonprofits headquartered and operating in minority-majority communities of Tulsa County

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Commemoration Fund requires that all nonprofit entities receiving grants adhere to an Equal Employment Opportunity statement that includes non-discrimination regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), disability, political affiliation, genetic information, or religious belief.

Required Attachments

The following attachments must be uploaded with each application.

  • A copy of the organization’s IRS 501c3 determination letter

  • A copy of the applicant’s latest 990 tax filing, including all attachments

  • A listing of the applicant’s Board of Directors (including Board Composition)

  • A listing of the applicant’s full/part-time employees

  • Financial Information, including: (1) Latest audited or CPA-reviewed fiscal year-end financial statement, (2) Final Operating Statement including Actual Expenditures (vs. Budget, if available) and (3) Organization’s budget for the current fiscal year (if available)

  • A budget for the specific project or program

  • A list of relevant, current and potential donors

  • Strategic Plan (if available)


The Zarrow Families Foundation was originally established as a corporate charitable giving vehicle that evolved into a fund where brothers Henry and Jack Zarrow could do collaborative grantmaking outside their well-known individual foundations. 

Current trustees honor their fathers by directing all future grantmaking to positively impact Black Indigenous People of Color.


Mr. Henry Zarrow, 1916-2014
Mr. Jack Zarrow, 1925-2012
Mr. Scott Zarrow, 1958-2012


Ms. Judy Kishner
Ms. Gail Richard
Mr. Stuart Zarrow