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George Kaiser Family Foundation

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A 2012 study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Oklahoma 11th in terms of generosity, with a typical Oklahoma household putting about 5.6 percent of its discretionary income toward charitable giving. 

Bloomberg: Kaiser Charity Exploits Loophole

May 4, 2013

An analysis of the 2011 tax return of the George Kaiser Family Foundation shows how some types of charities take advantage of federal tax law to support for-profit ventures.

Woody Guthrie Welcomed to Oklahoma with New Archives

Apr 25, 2013
A mural of Woody Guthrie holding his guitar on the side of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa.
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Woody Guthrie’s relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left dust bowl Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours.

But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period, but his reputation is now closer to a full restoration as Tulsa prepares to host his archives.