What’s Happening @OCCF

Now Hiring: Fund Accountant

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is seeking an experienced fund accountant. The Fund Accountant is part of the finance team, which manages a complex, multiple fund financial accounting and reporting system. This position reports to the Controller and
works closely with team members and others across the organization. Learn how to apply.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities:

Jan. 31: Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation
The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects in Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Greer, Harmon, Haskell, Jackson, Johnston, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, Pushmataha, Sequoyah, Tillman and Washita county communities with a population less than 6,000. Designed to improve the quality of life for rural Oklahomans, the program will award grants to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for projects that will positively impact the community in the areas of 1) arts/culture/history, 2) health or 3) libraries/literacy. Apply online by Jan. 31, 2019. Learn more.

Feb. 22, 1 p.m: iFund Grant Information Meeting
@OCCF offices
Join us to learn more about the new guidelines for the Access to Health Care and Services for the Elderly iFund grants. RSVP to Rachel Mouton at 405/606-2918.

March 29: Access to Health Care iFund
Grants available for nonprofit organizations providing direct health care services in central Oklahoma. Learn more.

March 29: Services for the Elderly iFund
Grants available for support programs that focus on safety for elderly and help them to remain living independently in their own homes. Learn more.

OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to provide the results from the 2017-2018 OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Beginning in 2017, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation contracted with the nonprofit research group Thoughtwell to conduct an objective, data-driven study of community needs focusing on the areas of social service, health and education. The results of the study will help inform strategic direction, resource allocation, policy decision and education of the public. Download the OKC Comprehensive Needs Assessment report here.

Students Statewide can Apply for Scholarships Online

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is THE PLACE to find scholarships in Oklahoma! With an average scholarship of $2,000 and awards up to $20,000, we can help fund your education. We offer more than 145 online scholarship opportunities, each with different eligibility criteria and application deadlines. Watch the How to Apply video and find everything you need to know to apply at occf.org/site/scholarships.

20 Projects Advance to Next Step of The Great Idea Challenge

The Great Idea Challenge, launched earlier this year by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, has invited 20 applicants to advance to the next step of the competitive grant process. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will award up to $1 million through The Great Idea Challenge to bold and innovative projects that will impact our community throughout the next 50 years.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to The Great Idea Challenge,” Oklahoma City Community Foundation President Nancy B. Anthony said. “We received 89 letters of inquiry and the review committee selected 20 diverse and innovative projects to advance to the next step of the challenge.”

The 20 selected applicants must complete an online grant application by Sept. 21, demonstrating the broad impact and viability of the project, as well as the capacity of the organization to execute the program. Successful grantees will be announced in January 2019.

View a list of the advancing applicants and projects.