Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Opens Annual Grant Cycle

June 27, 2022 – The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma announces the opening of a new grant cycle available to Oklahoma nonprofits whose primary interest serves women and girls. Established in 2003, the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma advocates positive change for Oklahoma women and girls. For the 2022 grant cycle, preference will be given to programs, initiatives, or services supporting women and girls in the following impact areas:

  • Education Programs
    • STEM programs and initiatives for girls, as well as programs encouraging women and girls to enter STEM fields
    • Scholarship programs for women and girls in STEM
  • Programs Providing Access to Affordable Childcare
    • Programs and initiatives that provide quality childcare for low-income families at low or no cost, with a special emphasis on single mother households
  • Programs Supporting Single Mother Households
    • Programs, initiatives, or services aimed at supporting single mother households
    • Other programs/initiatives/services supporting single mother households or increasing the economic self-sufficiency of women in Oklahoma

The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma only makes grants to 501c3 nonprofit organizations in good standing with the IRS, or institutions of higher education. Individuals are not eligible to apply for grant funding.

“Oklahoma women have long been at the bottom of the statistics on key health, education, and economic factors. We know that to improve, we must fund actionable programs geared to improve the lives of Oklahoma women. Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma continues to acknowledge that we must do better for the women of our state,” said Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director, Teresa Rose. 

The deadline to apply for the WFO grants is 5 p.m. on Monday, August 8th. To learn more, please visit wfok.org/grants.

About Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma:
Established in 2003, the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma advocates positive change for Oklahoma women and girls. Born out of the generosity of Merle Chambers, WFO was founded to give back to our state in a unique and deliberate way. The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma is committed to providing ongoing support to low-income single mothers working to complete their post-secondary education at Oklahoma colleges and universities. WFO works with higher education institutions across Oklahoma to provide grants that are used not only for tangible items such as food, backpacks and baby supplies, but also for the services that can’t be quantified—such as mentoring, tutoring and even childcare. For more information, visit: www.wfok.org.

About Communities Foundation of Oklahoma:
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) is a statewide nonprofit committed to supporting Oklahoma communities by meeting the needs of charitable organizations and donors. Supporting the philanthropic needs of Oklahoma’s rural communities was the motivation for Tom McCasland, Jr. to create CFO in 1992. In 1999, Oklahoma banker Gene Rainbolt joined McCasland in expanding CFO’s original concept to provide philanthropic and investment services to rural communities across Oklahoma. The members of CFO’s governing board of trustees and advisory board of governors hold decades of business, government, nonprofit, and volunteer experience. Regardless of asset size or mission, CFO helps any 501(c)(3) public charity in Oklahoma build an endowment to support the nonprofit organization for generations to come. Endowments provide annual distributions paid to the public charity to support programming, assist with general operations costs, pay for building maintenance, etc. For more information, visit: https://www.cfok.org/.