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The Great Idea Challenge

As the first deadline for The Great Idea Challenge approaches (May 1), below are five tips to help you get started on your great idea!

Five Tips for a Great Proposal:

Think big. What’s your passion project? This is your chance to launch that bold idea you’ve been dreaming about!

Be innovative. We are looking for new projects, not just an extension of your current services. Think outside the box to discover new, creative ways to address our community’s challenges.

Work together. Do you have a great idea, but are unsure of your capacity to execute it? Find a partner to collaborate with!

Focus on Oklahoma City. Make sure your idea will improve the quality of life for residents in Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma. Projects may expand throughout the state, but must primarily impact central Oklahoma.

Apply early. The first step of the application process is to request access to our online form. Send an email with a brief project description, list of partner organizations and target population to by May 1, 2018.

Be sure to review The Great Idea Challenge guidelines, eligibility and application process at