2018 Grantees Named

June 15th, 2018


Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma approved 14 grants totaling $57,400.  Awards include two comprehensive university, five regional university campuses, five community colleges, and two campus branches.  

Eleven of the campuses have received prior WFO grants, and two are new applications; and one applied in the past but was not been funded. The criteria for these 14 awards was the school’s focus on providing supports (advice/counseling, mentoring, referral/guidance, serving as advocates, specific materials and/or assistance) for single mother students and the proposed program’s ability for broad impact on a significant number of students. 

The grant approvals came with the understanding that the campuses may provide the same and/or similar services to all single parents, regardless of gender.

  • $5,000 to East Central University (Ada) to expand their Tiger Moms support network activities and add six new components
  • $5,000 to Langston University to continue & expand Single Mothers Essential Pantry and respond to specific assistance needs
  • $5,000 to Northern OK State College (Tonkawa) to identify single mother students, create information materials, support groups & networks
  • $2,850 to NW OSU (Alva) to establish a single mother student network on Woodward campus, fund coordinator, & create resource materials
  • $5,000 to Oklahoma City Community College to expand programming, provide follow up with students, & connect with faculty to create greater awareness of student needs and services on campus
  • $5,000 to Oklahoma State Institute of Technology (Okmulgee) to enhance and expand current programming & implement Single Parent Enrollment Night
  • $2,500 to OSU-OKC to expand outreach activities (including mailings) and purchase materials & incentives for single mother student cohort
  • $4,000 to Oklahoma State University (Stillwater campus) to produce & disseminate monthly newsletter, host informational seminars & provide graduation recognition & event
  • $2,850 to Redlands Community College (El Reno) to provide mentoring & tutoring and academic support strategies for Native American or low income single mother students
  • $5,000 to Rogers State University (Claremore) to develop SMART program brochure, provide orientation & connection events & fund promotional items
  • $5,000 to Rose State College (MWC) for program enhancement; creation of emergency book funding program; develop women’s leadership conference; fund Fall & Spring workshops
  • $4,500 to SWOSU (Weatherford) to continue providing a part-time staff coordinator position & program activities on campus
  • $2,850 to Tulsa Community College to develop and host two one-day workshops for single mother students on how to successfully balance parenting, work, and college
  • $2,850 to University of Central OK (Edmond) for program coordinator and campus activities & events