WHO WE ARE
The Dream No Little Dream Foundation Inc.’s mission is to support people and organizations in a manner consistent with the late Senator Robert S. Kerr’s vision for the state of Oklahoma; the nation; and the world. We will strive to reflect Senator Kerr’s principles, values, work ethic and philosophy to "Dream No Little Dream" in such areas as:
Business and commerce;
America’s energy independence;
Selfless public service; and
Conservation and stewardship of our precious natural resources.
In addition to defined charitable giving and grants, the Dream No Little Dream Foundation will seek to support 501(c)3 and other organizations, programs and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities to those within the Dream No Little Dream Foundation’s areas of giving. The Dream No Little Dream Foundation believes that this is best accomplished in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, economic and public policy awareness, technology, physical, mental and spiritual health, cultural development, and other community service as follows:
In support of our youth and America's future, the Dream No Little Dream Foundation will focus on education in both urban and rural schools including, but not limited to: Public, Charter, Magnet, Private, and High or Special Needs. K-12 and institutions of higher learning (including vocational/trade schools) to include:
Economics – programs that analyze current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world;
Conventional and alternative energy technologies;
Agriculture, food and natural resources conservation; and
Health sciences and medical research.
Programs and educational forums serving to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of the key fiscal challenges threatening America’s future and to accelerate action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we will strive to bring about learning programs that enable collaborative efforts to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides resulting in the achievement of discernible and measurable results. Any research will focus on ideas to achieve broad-based economic growth, a strong labor market, sound fiscal and monetary policy, and economic opportunity and social mobility.
ARTS & CULTURE
Organizations in musical and visual arts. performing arts, museums and libraries.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Programs to resolve hopelessness. Institutions providing health care, wellness programs, performing medical research, or outreach organizations. Support programs that have historically proven to successfully provide men and women with alcohol and/or chemical dependencies an opportunity to become clean and sober, thereby reclaiming their productive lives.
Organizations providing services in diverse areas to the public, and specifically to the disadvantaged, at-risk youth who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood, individuals and families struggling with alcohol and/or chemical dependency as well as other abuses that lead to dysfunction, disenfranchisement and devastation of the family unit.