2021 TERENCE CRUTCHER FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

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2021 TERENCE CRUTCHER FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT


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Ref lections On behalf of the Terence Crutcher Foundation, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the support you’ve given us this past year. Community issues require community responses and your generosity allowed us to continue our work advancing policy, strengthening communities and honoring our ancestors in a meaningful way. Sadly, 2021 started with the passing of our co-founder and mother of our namesake, the late Leanna Crutcher, but thankfully your love and light helped to guide us through yet another dark time. This year, the Foundation continued to work tirelessly in my mother’s honor, pulling from her quiet strength to push through some of our state and country’s most pressing issues. We fought to counteract anti-protest and critical race theory bills signed into Oklahoma law, free Julius Jones from Oklahoma’s death row, end mass incarceration & racially biased policing, demand reparations, and contain the novel coronavirus throughout our community. We realize that the power of collaboration and community partnership makes possible our work to create real, lasting, and systemic change. From pain to purpose, anger to advocacy, and fear to faith, we will never stop imagining a world in which all of us are safe and equipped with the means to live just and liberated lives. Through this report, we are proud to share the incredible impact our Foundation has made in 2021 and we look forward to continuing our collective work in the new year.

In Solidarity,

Tiffany Crutcher Dr. Tiffany Crutcher Founder & Executive Director


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Table of Contents Reflections from the Executive Director

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Our Impact, Our Reach

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Building Towards Transformation: Our Pillars of Work

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Advancing Policy

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Local Advocacy

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State Advocacy

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National Advocacy

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Strengthening Communities

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Honoring the Legacy of Our Ancestors

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Education & Expertise

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Growth & Expansion

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Financial Outlook

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Awards & Recognition

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Looking Ahead

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Thank You

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Building Towards Transformation Our Three Pillars The Terence Crutcher Foundation centers the community's most impacted by systemic racism through prioritizing leadership, autonomy, and solutions across three workstreams: Advancing Policy, Strengthening Communities, and Honoring the Legacy of our Ancestors.


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Advancing Policy The Terence Crutcher Foundation works to advance policies that create just and liberated communities. Grassroots organizing is the heartbeat of our work. Organizing ensures communities have a seat at the decision-making tables that govern them and equips them to activate around opportunities and crises when necessary.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu

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LOCAL ADVOCACY Community Walks This year the foundation launched a new canvassing campaign titled Community Walks. The purpose of this initiative was to: - engage the community in the issue areas that matter to them most and - build a base of 5,000 new supporters We recruited volunteers to go door-to-door and engage in thoughtful, active listening to ensure our neighbors felt seen and heard. We discussed the work of the Foundation as it relates to what issues were affecting our neighbors, from education to alternatives to policing. This work is essential to building community power. We are grateful to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to make this campaign a success.

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Community Grassroots Organizing Coalition for ARPA Terence Crutcher Foundation organized over 65 grassroots organizations to push the City of Tulsa to open the funding process for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. The coalition has met bimonthly and is on track to secure millions of dollars in funds for the organizations, primarily Black and brown-led, to use for on-the-ground COVID recovery. The Foundation: - gathered diverse organizations - helped with funding requests - trained leaders to speak at City Hall - compiled various resources for the City and the coalition

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A Just Tulsa Is Possible This year, we created and circulated a petition that contains four demands for City officials. These demands came from community listening sessions and are captured in an NAACP Legal Defense Fund Report, “We Are Not Lesser.” We will continue to work until ALL of these demands become a reality.

Local Reparations The importance of this moment in the fight for local reparations in Tulsa, Oklahoma cannot be overstated. Terence Crutcher Foundation supported strategies this year that bolstered the present-day Greenwood community. A historic lawsuit was filed by eleven plaintiffs against The City of Tulsa and seven other defendants demanding accountability and restitution for the Tulsa Race Massacre and 100 years of continued harm. As the fight for repair, restitution, and respect continues, the Foundation hopes that policies are changed and justice is delivered through this innovative legal strategy. For more information on this historic lawsuit, visit www.justiceforgreenwood.org.

Advancing Policy Photo courtesy of Tulsa World


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STATE ADVOCACY The Right to Protest After the global protests that took place resulting from the murder of George Floyed, state legislatures across the country retaliated against protestors particularly Black citizens with attempts to silence our voice through policy. The Terence Crutcher Foundation found itself at the center of yet another battle focused on our right to protest. The introduction of various bills like HR 1674 prompted us to lead a virtual town hall in conjunction with the Black Wall Street Times, the National and Oklahoma State Conference of the NAACP, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) at Georgetown Law, and other community partners across the state. Education is the first step to advocacy, and we are proud to have done our part to engage the broader community around this critical issue. In addition to educational efforts, the Foundation was able to leverage funding from the Moriah Fund and several private donors to support the statewide signature campaign NO ON SQ 816, which garnered over 56,000 signatures statewide.

We the People #FreeJuliusJones In concert with the Justice for Julius coalition, the Terence Crutcher Foundation coalesced grassroots organizations around Oklahoma in partnership with Oklahoma City activists, organizers. and the Grassroots Law Project to launch the “We The People Campaign” to advocate for the clemency of Julius Jones, an innocent man who was on death row for over 2 decades. Activists raised awareness around the Julius Jones case by educating and empowering people to contact key decision-makers. Our collective power ultimately helped to push the Governorto grant clemency for Julius Jones.

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NATIONAL ADVOCACY Police Accountability After several years of advocating for nationwide policing reform at our nation’s capitol, this year, our founder, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher joined forces with other families traumatized by police violence to urge Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. After months of bipartisan negotiations, congress failed to advance what would have been historic legislation, leaving many discouraged and disappointed. Despite the news, Dr. Crutcher and other families made declarations not to allow their push to end qualified immunity and excessive use of force by the police die like their loved ones did. In addition to fighting for police accountability on a national scale, the Crutcher Family, their attorneys, and national civil rights leaders urged the Department of Justice to reopen the case against the police officer who unjustly murdered their loved one (Terence Crutcher) and to launch a practice and pattern investigation against Tulsa’s Police Department due to their history of racially biased policing.

Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd on Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Dr. Crutcher standing with Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump & Damario SolomonSimmons in Washington DC on the 5th Anniversary of the killing of her twin

National Reparations In May, members of the Terence Crutcher Foundation accompanied the three last-known living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre to Congress. Dr. Crutcher was given the opportunity to testify about the Massacre's continued harm before the United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. In her testimony, she urged the committee to bring H.R. 40 to an immediate vote. This bill proposes the creation of a commission to study the impacts of slavery and make recommendations around “apology and compensation.

Advancing Policy


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Strengthening Communities

The Terence Crutcher Foundation works to build flourishing communities through leadership and economic development, creating a more robust culture of organizing and advocacy. The Foundation is reenvisioning public safety through community-based models.

“Love is an action, never simply a feeling” bell hooks


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A Day Of Service (5 Years No Justice) In September, the Foundation hosted a Day of Service in lieu of its Annual Memorial Gala to commemorate the five-year anniversary of Terence Crutcher’s tragic killing. The Foundation served the community by hosting a COVID vaccination clinic, a Hurricane Ida relief drive, and awarded ten $1k micro-grants to Black-led organizations serving the North Tulsa community. On September 16th, the Foundation held a candlelight vigil in honor of Terence on the very street where he was murdered. His legacy lives on.

A Pandemic Response In collaboration with the MetCares Foundation, the Foundation partnered with a national initiative called Made to Save to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the community. Made to Save is a national grassroots initiative that serves the communities who have been hardest hit by the pandemic. The initiative consists of informational resources, vaccinations, and training for volunteers who help to get others vaccinated. This year, we vaccinated over 300 children and adults around Tulsa.

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ProsperOK This year, in partnership with Center for Economic Opportunity and George Kaiser Family Foundation, we launched a statewide grantmaking strategy to accelerate economic mobility, reduce incarceration, and bolster community safety by uplifting people and removing barriers in the criminal legal system. Because of the hyper-policing in our communities, the Restorative Justice Institute of Oklahoma and Terence Crutcher Foundation, as an initiative of ProsperOK, launched a Transformative Justice Pilot Program in 2021. This program aims to demonstrate the cost-effective human benefit of utilizing transformative justice measures rather than the criminal legal system to address crime and conflict.

A Mother’s Love The late Mrs. Leanna Crutcher, co-founder of Terence Crutcher Foundation and mother of our namesake, started the initiative known as “A Mother’s Love”, a trauma-informed program to support mothers who have lost children to gun violence, police brutality, and have been impacted by the criminal legal system. “A Mother’s Love” supports, uplifts, and provides resources to these mothers- in the spirit embodied by Mrs. Crutcher throughout her life. The initiative honored Mrs. Crutcher this year by paying off the legal fines and fees for five Tulsa mothers. These fines and fees perpetuate economic and social disparities that overwhelmingly affect Black, Brown and impoverished people and families. Terence Crutcher Foundation is proud to have demonstrated its commitment to ending this arcane practice while commemorating Mrs. Crutcher’s legacy.

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Honoring the Legacy of our Ancestors

We honor the resilience, strength, wisdom, and excellence of our forebears, thus remembering the life and legacy of Terence Crutcher and all of the descendents of the enslaved Africans killed at the hands of historical and current day racial terror lynchings. It is critical to understand our past in order to look toward a just future.

“In the soil, there is the sweat of the enslaved. In the soil there is the blood of victims of racial violence and lynching. There are tears in the soil from all those who labored under the indignation and humiliation of segregation. But in the soil there is also the opportunity for new life. A chance to grow something hopeful and healing for the future” Bryan Stevenson


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COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE PROJECT In the Fall of 2018, Dr. Crutcher founded The Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition in partnership with Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). This project enabled our community to overcome silence and avoidance by participating in a sequential process of truth, healing, justice, and repair. In the commemorative year of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, our coalition presented to the nation a powerful multi-dimensional endeavor that immortalized and publicly memorialized the mighty Legacy of our Ancestors through three powerful efforts:

Soil Collection Community Project Our Soil Collection Project provided a tangible way for Tulsa community members to confront the legacy of racial terror lynchings and to memorialize the African American victims whose lives were lost and the communities impacted by the Tulsa Massacre. Our Coalition worked with community organizations, to hold public ceremonies for 36 of the victims who were murdered over two days in 1921. 100 years later, on May 31, 2021, the Terence Crutcher Foundation hosted the final soil collection honoring all of the names unknown, left to be forgotten. Communities from all over the nation helped us commemorate these lives by carefully collecting soil placed and preserved in glass jars. We are in the process of developing a permanent site for these jars of soil--ensuring the lives lost from this tragedy are never forgotten.

Historical Marker Project This year, thousands of tourists were able to come to Tulsa and learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre through the erection of the first destination point on Greenwood. This historical marker, funded in partnership with Equal Justice Initiative, speaks to the truth of the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in 1921.

Racial Justice Essay Contest In February, the coalition launched a racial justice essay competition for Tulsa-area high school students. The contest allowed students, teachers, and other community members to reflect on the history of racial injustice by imagining what a racially just future could look like. In partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative and Oklahoma City Thunder, the students were awarded over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes.

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The Legacy Of Survival During the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre,

Terence Crutcher Foundation and StoryFile, in partnership with the Gilcrease Museum, presented a state-of-the-art augmented reality exhibit featuring the venerated Race Massacre survivors Mother Lessie B. Randle and Mother Viola Fletcher. The exhibition featured life-sized monitors that allowed museum-goers to learn about the experiences of the survivors through conversation and story-telling. These monumental interactive pieces help ensure that the survivors’ wisdom, grit, and grace live on in our collective consciousness.

Mother Fletcher

Mother Randle Scan the QR codes to speak with two of the known living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Black Wall Street Legacy Festival In collaboration with dozens of community organizations, survivors, and descendants, the Terence Crutcher Foundation helped to lead a Centennial series titled: "Black Wall Street Legacy Festival.”

The Black Wall Street Legacy Festival sought to elevate and amplify the hard work and voices of Black Tulsans over the last 100 years by offering opportunities to reflect, learn, and inspire through community-curated experiences. This event called for justice, respect, restitution, and repair for individuals and communities affected by this tragedy--increasing awareness and support for this cause across the country. This year, Legacy Fest attracted 50,000 people from across the world including celebrities, influencers, civil rights leaders, and public officials. It also featured Black vendors, justice-oriented panels, multiple musical stages, and community-curated events.

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At the conclusion of Legacy Fest, President Joe Biden visited Black Wall Street at the invitation of the Foundation and the Crutcher family. President Biden became the first-ever sitting president to publicly acknowledge the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.


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Education & Expertise Our Generational Vision for Justice and Liberation In 2020, Terence Crutcher Foundation analyzed Tulsa’s racial inequalities in justice and economic mobility. This year, we officially launched a report summarizing our findings and our analysis of the root causes and impacts of mass incarceration and economic deprivation, especially for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in Tulsa. We proposed an initial set of strategies for change and made recommendations to enhance community capacity for safety and economic liberation, concluding with a growth plan.

“The people closest to the pain should be the closest to the power.” Rep. Ayanna Pressley We Are Not Lesser In May, the Foundation, in collaboration with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), released the We Are Not Lesser Report based on community sessions held by the LDF on racial disparities in the Tulsa Police Department’s law enforcement activities, public City Council meetings that took place over multiple months in 2019, and the special Equality Indicators Annual Reports of 2018 and 2019. In an effort to move Tulsa city leaders towards action to address these ongoing disparities, “We are Not Lesser” presents specific recommendations that the Mayor, City Council, and TPD should adopt and implement to achieve a more equitable Tulsa. It concludes that such an effort must include adopting transformative public safety policies and strategies to ensure Tulsans are safe in their communities regardless of their race, ethnicity, or national origin. As the report affirms, “Tulsans deserve nothing less.”


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Growth and Expansion Terence Crutcher Foundation underwent exponential growth this year and strengthened its position to make an impact during an extensive organizational development period. During this revamping, we solidified our mission, created the three pillars of our work, expanded our team created our office space, and relaunched our website.

Website Our website and brand design received a complete overhaul. We worked with designers, web developers, and digital artists to bring our website to life and beautifully showcase the work of the Foundation. We digitized our report and created an interactive interface to increase engagement and make the research and recommendations more accessible to the public.

Organizational Structure This year our team grew exponentially. This development is enabling us to grow leaders and organizers, sharpen the community’s analysis for identifying appropriate solutions, and incubate new movements. Terence Crutcher Foundation will continue to expand its staff and operational capacity in the coming years to enable us to serve as a respected leading organization of local movement work. We were also excited to appoint a new member to our Board of Directors, Adina Ellis, the Deputy Communications Director at FWD.us.

Office Space In May, we curated our space to reflect the culture of our mission and vision. The walls now tell the story of the state-sanctioned violence and the powerful resistance to those systems that have taken place in Tulsa and across the country since 1921. Our walls help educate and welcome the many people who come to our office each day while honoring the legacy of our ancestors.


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Financial Outlook Over the next three years, Terence Crutcher Foundation will expand its staff and operational capacity to enable the Foundation to serve as the backbone organization of local movement work. The Foundation will partner with philanthropic entities, grassroots movements, community organizations, and individual donors across the country to raise more than $4.5 million to fully realize the programming and outcomes set in motion by the Foundation’s mission and vision. This funding will offer Tulsa the fundamental elements of a movement ecosystem.

The Foundation’s budget breakdown is depicted below:


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Awards & Recognition Members of the Terence Crutcher Foundation team were recognized across the globe for their dedication and commitment to social justice advocacy and the fight against anti-black racism. These awards highlighted the need for our continued work and created a platform to speak on critical issues facing our communities who have been left behind. With every chance we get, our goal is to create just and liberated communities free from racial violence and harm. We are excited to share a few of the honors recognizing three of our team members:

“Be strong, be courageous, be disruptive, be impactful; that is the only way systems are dismantled.” Dr. Tiffany Crutcher Dr. Tiffany Crutcher The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans AFP Philanthropy Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award OKC Thunder Changemaker Award Edurec Tulsa Civic Leadership Award Black Wall Street Times 2021 Person on the Year

Sheyda Brown New Leaders Council Fellow 2021 New Voices, Leadership Tulsa

aurelius francisco John J. MacAloon Research Award Full-Tuition Scholarship to the University of Chicago


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Looking Ahead

As we continue to look ahead and build on our current pillars, we will continue to dream of a world in which we can all thrive. Below is a list of our goals for 2022. Next year, we will: • • • •

Launch official programming for youth leadership Grow our base of supporters and organizers in this movement Increase our mental health, wellness, and healing work in the community Formalize partnerships to support grassroots and BIPOC-led organizations in their development and growth


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Thank You

We would like to thank all of our board members, supporters, donors, volunteers, and community members for your unwavering support this year. We could not have accomplished this work without you. We look forward to continuing to make an impact together in 2022!

www.TerenceCrutcherFoundation.org


Mrs. Leanna Crutcher Co-Founder 1953 - 2021 REST IN POWER


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