Oklahoma Grants and Foundations

Find the Latest Oklahoma Grants and Foundations
Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

Aldridge Foundation

The Aldridge Foundation will entertain grant proposals from Organizations that have been awarded the 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation supports innovative teaching methods that address common problems, and may be replicated in other venues. Providing an avenue for self–improvement is paramount in making grant decisions.

Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is a broad–based funding foundation. However, areas of emphasis include Jewish causes, the indigent, the disenfranchised and the homeless. The Foundation meets on a quarterly basis, in the months of February, April, September and November. Areas of funding interest include educational opportunities, social services, health and mental health programs, medical research and housing. Their geographical preference is t…

Bank of the West - AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT,...

The mission of the Bank’s Charitable Contributions Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low– and moderate–income individuals and communities. The Bank will consider requests for contributions from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Edu…

Bartlesville Community Foundation

Bartlesville Community Foundation is a charitable organization helping individuals, families, businesses and other organizations make an enduring contributions to the betterment of the Bartlesville area.

BOKF Foundation - AR, AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX

Making a community stronger begins with clearly understanding its needs. That’s why we have developed meaningful relationships with more than 800 nonprofit partners in the eight states we serve. The Foundation makes contributions to programs that enhance quality of life and economic well being in the communities where BOK Financial operates and where our employees work and live in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Similar t…

Broken Arrow Community Foundation

The Broken Arrow Community Foundation is a collaboration of diverse interests “ organized for permanence, which attempts to strengthen the community by providing services and nurturing leadership among charitable donors, nonprofit organizations and the community at–large.

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to helping the Jewish people flourish by supporting programs throughout the world that spread the joy of Jewish living, giving and learning. In our hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, we are proud to support a wide array of programs for a small but vibrant Jewish community that has long been recognized for the quality of its leadership and the generosity of its members. We are also pleased to be able to provide funding to many local, n…

Community Foundation of Oklahoma

From Guymon to Gotebo, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma is dedicated to improving the lives of all Oklahoma residents, both urban and rural. By helping build up our non–profit organizations through grants from our Oklahoma Initiative Fund, we give back to our communities by strengthening those who are helping others. Through our numerous scholarships, we are helping build up our students across the state by allowing them to continue their education…

Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation - CA, NM, OK, OR, HI

The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation was established in January 1995 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations supporting, primarily, programs in education, medicine and Western heritage. Dickinson Foundation grants will normally fund scholarships, research, capital projects and Board–defined programs sponsored by established institutions with 501 (c)(3) status. Grants will no…

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Founded in 1954, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation seeks to honor the memory of its benefactor, for whom it is named, by filling unmet needs and attempting to gain an immediate, transformational impact in four principal areas of interest: Meeting the greatest needs of communities in Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma, primarily through improved facilities for their outstanding local nonprofit organizations; Accelerating the fight against atherosclerosis and ath…

Enid Community Foundation

The Enid Community Foundation is a non–profit philanthropic organization that serves the charitable needs of Enid and surrounding communities. The Community Foundation welcomes proposals from any non–profit organization in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma with an IRS tax exempt status. The Foundation will consider funding for special projects, innovative programs, and equipment.

Fred Jones Family Foundation - Central Oklahoma

The Fred Jones Family Foundation, a nonprofit and charitable foundation, is dedicated to support the 501(c)(3) organizations that increase the quality of life in central Oklahoma through projects dedicated to cultural growth and beautification. Areas of funding interest include Education, Central Oklahoma, Arts, Beautification.

Gelvin Foundation

The Gelvin Foundation provides grants in support of charitable, educational, scientific and religious purposes. Mr. Gelvin’s commitment, as expressed through the ongoing conduct of the Foundation, which he created, will make possible notable contributions to the quality of life for citizens of Tulsa and surrounding areas.

George Kaiser Family Foundation

The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic enhancement. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, GKFF works primarily on initiatives developed in collaboration with Tulsa–based direct service organizations.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non–profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant ini…

H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust - Oklahoma & National Focus

The H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust and The Mary K. Chapman Foundations are private foundations, each formed as a perpetual entity in trust, that maintain endowments to fund charitable grants to public charities. Though there are these and other differences in the founders’ major charitable objectives, the combined grant making programs of the two Chapman Trusts are broad–based. They provide support for nonprofit organizations involved…

Hardesty Family Foundation

The Foundation was established to benefit specific needs of the people of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. As children of the great State of Oklahoma, we feel an obligation to give back to the people of our State and to make the future a better place for all whom choose to call Oklahoma, home. The Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. will consider requests for support of capital projects, operating programs and for the following list of areas: Elemen…

Hille Family Charitable Foundation

The Hille Foundation is a private, family foundation, founded in 1997 by Jo Bob and Mary Ann Hille, operating for the purpose of supporting worthwhile non–profit organizations. We are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and direct the majority of our funds to organizations and programs that operate in the Tulsa geographic area. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Children, Education, Environment, Medical Research/Services, Social Services.

Hille Family Foundation

The Hille Foundation is a private, family foundation, founded in 1997 by Jo Bob and Mary Ann Hille, operating for the purpose of supporting worthwhile non–profit organizations. We are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and direct the majority of our funds to organizations and programs that operate in the Tulsa geographic area. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Children, Education, Environment, Medical Research/Services, Social Services.

Inasmuch Foundation

The Inasmuch Foundation was established in 1982 for charitable, scientific and educational projects primarily in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation supports select projects in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Foundation consistently provides funding and support to educational, health and human service, cultural, artistic, historical and environmental concerns. This funding is not available to individuals, but is available to formal organizations seeking capi…

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation

The purposes of the Foundation are to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature. The Foundation has a geographical area of giving which includes only the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Kathleen Patton Westby Foundation

The Kathleen Patton Westby Foundation primarily supports activities nonprofit organizations in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the following areas: Arts, Arts Education.

Kerr Foundation - Multiple States

The Kerr Foundation supports 501(c)3 organizations, programs and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunity to those within the granting areas, particularly the young. We believe that this is best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize that such located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial imp…

Leslie Powell Foundation

The Leslie Powell Foundation accepts grant requests for projects involving the Arts and Humanities (architecture, dance, literature, music, performance, visual arts) in Southwestern Oklahoma and also in the state of Oklahoma and the Great Plains region. Requests will be considered in that order.

Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma

The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma offers two types of programs: those that require direct lodge involvement, and those that are offered on behalf of the Oklahoma Masonic Fraternity. “Direct Lodge Involvement” are programs where the local Masonic Lodge must initiate the effort for relief or recognition. Charity provided on behalf of the Oklahoma Masonic Fraternity includes programs that we support globally and locally.

Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation - Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation funding is limited primarily to Tulsa area charities. The Foundation funds children’s issues, the arts and culture, advocacy and support for the mentally ill, Jewish concerns, learning differences among children and adults and higher education.

Noble Foundation

Through its grantmaking program, the Noble Foundation supports community projects and the activities of nonprofit charitable, educational and healthcare organizations. The Foundation make grants in a number of areas with primary focus on capital funding for higher education and on health research and delivery systems. Generally, the emphasis of the Noble Foundation’s grantmaking is geographically focused on Oklahoma organizations and projects. If invi…

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

As part of its mission, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Community Programs addresses specific opportunities and issues in central Oklahoma and provides support through programs and grants for organizations to address these issues in effective ways.

ONEOK Foundation - KS, OK, TX

Established in 1997 with an initial $4.5 million contribution from ONEOK, the ONEOK Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout our operating areas. Areas of funding interest include Education, Health and Human Services, Community Improvement, Arts & Culture. Geographical area of interest Kansas, Oklahoma, or Texas.

Potts Family Foundation

In addition to support of nonprofit management and governance help, the foundation areas of funding interest are: Arts and public education, Early childhood care and development (0 – 3 years) and Collaboration with other funders. Geographical funding focus – Oklahoma.

Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation

The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation has three grant programs that promote education, community appearance, economic development and art and the humanities. Our programs target the Oklahoma communities of Coalgate, Caddo, Clayton, Mountain View, Apache, Durant and Altus.

Sarkeys Foundation

The Sarkeys Foundation is a private, charitable foundation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma and operated exclusively for providing support through gifts and grants to charitable, scientific, and educational institutions which are qualified under section 501(c)(3). Major areas of support by the Sarkeys Foundation include: Education; Health care and medical research; Cultural and humanitarian programs of regional significance. Proposal d…

Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation

The Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation gives priority to grant requests that support medical or health–related issues and education. Other areas considered for grants include education, social services, and civic/cultural activities that contribute to the quality of life in Ardmore and the surrounding areas. To be considered for a grant, an organization must be headquartered, or have a physical presence, in Oklahoma within 50 miles of Ardmore and…

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation was created in 1968 to provide grants in support of religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children. By policy, the Foundation limits its grants to non–profit organizations in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, the home of Grace and Franklin Bernsen for more than six decades.

Tulsa Community Foundation

Tulsa Community Foundation is a tax–exempt, public charity organized in 1998 to be the recognized, community–owned organization that initiates, teaches and encourages personal and corporate charitable giving today to ensure that the philanthropic needs of Oklahomans can be met for all generations.

Warren Foundation

The Warren Foundation is interested in its resources being used for programs that work to empower beneficiaries, not just serve them. The Warren Foundation funds a variety of programs and services whose relevancy and value have been identified by the community and work with other community members to create broad–based solutions to common issues. In addition, through the generosity and vision of William K. and Natalie O. Warren, the Warren Foundation…

Zarrow Families Foundation - Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Zarrow families are committed to providing support for the disadvantaged (including mentally ill and mentally and physically challenged children, youth and adults and the homeless). They do this through providing educational opportunities, social services, health and mental health programs, medical research and housing. Their geographical preference is the Tulsa area, however, they give to Jewish causes all over the world.