Communities Foundation of Oklahoma announces Oklahoma Initiative Fund Grant Cycle


OKLAHOMA – This week, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) announced the opening of the Oklahoma Initiative Fund Grant Cycle on October 3. The Oklahoma Initiative Fund is a statewide grantmaking initiative that seeks to provide support that will positively impact and strengthen rural communities across our state.

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Grants of up to $15,000 will be available to organizations working in the areas of Literacy and Strengthening Rural Libraries; Health and Mental Health Services; Food Insecurity and Other (organizations in other focus areas may apply). Organizations in or serving communities with a population of 50,000 or less are eligible to receive funding support. Applicants must be a 501c3 nonprofit organization. While organizations based anywhere in Oklahoma may apply, preference will be given to community-based organizations located within and serving eligible communities. Grants will be made from the Oklahoma Initiative Fund, which is a permanent, endowed component fund of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma.

“Communities Foundation of Oklahoma is focused on creating better, stronger communities throughout our state,”said Teresa Rose, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director. “Through the Oklahoma Initiative Fund, we will be able to provide support to local organizations. We are excited to provide this opportunity, especially during our 30thanniversary, to organizations across our state who are focused on serving their neighbors through direct impact. CFO is hopeful that this fund and resulting grant cycle will have a lasting impact on Oklahoma communities.”

Applications will open October 3, 2022, with a submission deadline of November 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. All applications must be submitted through Communities Foundation of Oklahoma’s online grant portal which can be accessed by visiting

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