History

The ARC Foundation: Strengthening Communities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing programs and services throughout Oklahoma with the purpose of strengthening local communities by strengthening individual families. Programs and services provided by Foundation are designed to improve the social, economic, and educational wellbeing of Oklahomans regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, income, or sexual orientation. Programs are designed to build self-esteem, character, leadership, ethics, and personal responsibility for children, youth, and adults, as well as those that support life-long learning and occupational training. Services include those that bring support to disadvantaged seniors, especially those living on limited incomes with little or no family support.

The ARC Foundation was established shortly after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Immediately after the blast, Oklahomans came together in massive numbers to help those affected by the unspeakable tragedy. Inspired by the outpouring of generosity a group of friends started developing programs to improve the lives of disadvantaged Oklahomans. After repeated requests by numerous community leaders, the ARC began deliberations to legally formalize the organization in late 2010. The ARC received its 501(c)(3) non-profit determination in 2014.
The mission of The ARC Foundation is to improve local communities by strengthening families through programs and services that foster individual responsibility and personal growth.