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Current Funding Opportunities:

Mabee Foundation
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
The William K Warren Foundation
Inasmuch Foundation
Zarrow Foundation
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
Presbyterian Health Foundation
Sarkeys Foundation

Government Offices:

Oklahoma State Home Page

Governor Kevin Stitt – (405) 521-2342, Oklahoma City

U.S. Senator James “Jim” Inhofe – (202) 224-4721, DC

U.S. Senator James Lankford – (202) 224-5754, DC

Attorney General Mike Hunter – (405) 521-3921, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Arts Council – The official state agency for the financial support and development of the arts in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Elected Officials

Other Resources:

Philanthropy Southwest – founded in 1949, Philanthropy Southwest is the most enduring association of grant makers in the United States. We are the premier philanthropy serving organization in the Southwestern United States, with hundreds of member organizations across the region.

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits – The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is the key nonprofit organization equipping and strengthening the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and grant awards. The Standards for Excellence® clinic series is the Center’s flagship program. It is nationally-renowned and tailored to Oklahoma nonprofits, offering them an ethics and accountability model they can apply to their own organizations. Public policy and membership serves as the advocacy arm of the Center. These programs act as the unified voice of the nonprofit sector in the legislature and throughout the community.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition – OVAC helps artists realize their potential through education, exposure and funding. Organized in 1988, OVAC is a non-profit organization that supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma. OVAC promotes public interest in the arts and helps people of all ages understand the visual arts.

NonprofitLegalCenter.com – NLC is a for-profit, online resource for nonprofit clients. It was founded in 1997 to serve the legal needs of individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Their commitment is to protect and enforce the rights of its clients through professional, timely, cost-effective legal service.

McAfee & Taft –  McAfee & Taft attorneys provide pro bono services to legal aid societies and select non-profit organizations and individuals with limited financial means. As with its fee-based clients, it is committed to providing pro bono clients with the highest quality levels of service, responsiveness and professional legal representation available.

Community Foundations:

Bartlesville Community Foundation – The Bartlesville Community Foundation works with organizations and individuals to help fulfill their charitable goals. Most of their funds have already been designated to support the work their donors identify as important to them. However, the Foundation does make a limited number of grants from its unrestricted funds and special programs. The requirements to apply for these funds vary (See? Research skills are key here, too!) and are open during specific grant cycles during the year. Click here on Grant Requirements Overview for their details.

Cherokee Strip Community Foundation – Based in Enid and also serving the needs of communities in the Northwest part of the state, CSCF welcomes proposals from any non-profit organization in the Cherokee Strip Region with an IRS tax exempt status. The Foundation will consider funding for special projects, innovative programs, and equipment. Most grants are in the $1,000 to $10,000 range. Larger grants could be made on occasion.

City of Muskogee Foundation –  CMF was established in 2008 for the purpose of effectively developing, supporting, promoting, and improving programs and facilities relating to education, arts, culture, community revitalization and beautification, social services, health care, economic development, infrastructure, housing, and recreation for the City of Muskogee and surrounding areas.

Communities Foundation of Oklahoma City – Since its birth, CFO has grown from a single fund serving one community to a statewide organization with more than 850 active funds and collective assets approaching one hundred million dollars. CFO’s component funds awarded more than $12 million in grants during the 2017 calendar year.

Norman Community Foundation – NCF was established in 1995 to serve as a channel for the distribution of funds from donors to organizations based in the City of Norman that provide vital services to the community. Click on Grants & Scholarships to start your application process. FYI: NCF is managed by the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation – OCCF’s mission is to serve the charitable purposes of its donors and the charitable needs of the Oklahoma City area. Its grant programs and donors have varying requirements, so click here on Grant Programs to find out the details.

Tulsa Community Foundation – Through the creation of giving funds, individuals, families and corporations support nonprofit organizations by recommending grants to aid the charity’s cause. TCF reviews each donor’s recommendations for grant recipients, and approved grants are made to charities in the name of the donor’s fund.  Grants are not solely to support organizations in Oklahoma but all over the U.S. and even internationally.

Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation – The Foundation’s mission is to promote philanthropy, to provide charitable opportunities, to facilitate donors’ interests, and to leave a legacy for future generations. Click here on Grant & Scholarship Programs to learn more about their philanthropy giving.

United Ways:

Ada Regional United Way, Inc.

Bartlesville Regional United Way

Blackwell United Way

Lake Area United Way, Inc. – Based in the city of Muskogee.

Ottawa County United Way, Inc. – Based in the city of Miami.

The Bryan County United Way – Based in the city of Durant.

Tulsa Area United Way

United Way of Adair County – Based in the city of Westville.

United Way of Central Oklahoma, Inc. – Based in Oklahoma City.

United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, Inc. – Based in the city of Enid.

United Way of Norman, Inc.

United Way of Payne County – Based in the city of Stillwater.

United Way of Ponca City, Inc.

United Way of Pottawatomie County, Inc. – Based in the city of Shawnee.

United Way of Rogers and Mayes Counties, Inc. – Based in the city of Claremore.

United Way of South Central Oklahoma – Based in the city of Ardmore.

United Way of Southwest Oklahoma – Based in the city of Lawton.

United Way of Stephens County, Inc. – Based in the city of Duncan.

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation$106,065,282 
Tulsa Community Foundation$88,347,879 
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.$52,139,000 
Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Inc.$27,485,354 
William K. Warren Foundation$19,472,310 
Inasmuch Foundation$14,981,683 
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation$12,212,036 
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc.$8,407,906 
Presbyterian Health Foundation$6,867,739 
Arnall Family Foundation$5,207,798 
The Williams Companies Foundation, Inc.$5,180,000 
Sarkey’s Foundation$5,020,801 
The Bank of Oklahoma Financial Foundation$4,949,531 
Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation$4,581,111 
H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust$3,463,869 
City of Muskogee Foundation$3,408,117 
ONEOK Foundation, Inc.$3,325,191 
The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation$3,109,125 
McMahon Foundation$2,631,745 
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.$2,377,341 
John Steele Zink Foundation$2,119,250 
Valley View Foundation$2,107,029 
Lyon Foundation$2,086,877 
Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.$1,970,414 
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Foundation$1,514,246 
Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation$1,495,682 
Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation$1,399,000 
Cherokee Strip Community Foundation$1,203,936 
Cresap Family Foundation$1,074,746 
American Fidelity Foundation$1,034,357 
Bartlesville Community Foundation$930,604 
Zarrow Families Foundation$835,094 
Puterbaugh Foundation$809,237 
The David E. and Cassie L. Temple Foundation$772,750 
The McGee Foundation, Inc.$590,000 
Stone Family Foundation$435,000 
The Merrick Foundation$396,000 
The Nick and Alma Robson Foundation$391,724 
The Gelvin Foundation$374,400 
The Kerr Foundation, Inc.$351,035