Yield Giving Open Call

Funding opportunity for U.S. nonprofits with annual operating budgets between $1 and $5 million!

On March 21, Yield Giving announced a $250 million open call to fund impactful organizations focused on working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States: communities, individuals, and families with access to the fewest foundational resources and opportunities.

The Yield Giving Open Call — managed by Lever for Change — will award unrestricted gifts of $1 million each to 250 U.S. community-led, community-focused organizations whose main purpose is advancing the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination or other systemic obstacles. This includes, for instance, organizations providing access to health care, stable and affordable housing, education and job training, support for sustained employment, asset ownership, civic engagement, and other pathways.

Community-led, community-focused nonprofit organizations from across the United States and U.S. Territories are invited to apply. Organizations must have an annual operating budget of at least $1 million and no more than $5 million for at least two of the last four fiscal years to be eligible. Interested organizations must register to apply by Friday, May 5, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time.

If you have further questions about the Open Call, please direct them to yieldgivingopencall@submittable.com.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation trustees and staff offer our sincere condolences to the Love Family on the passing of Mr. Tom Love.

An innovative businessman, committed community leader, and generous philanthropist, Mr. Love will continue to serve as an example to all. Tom and Judy Love’s road to philanthropy began in 1964 when they leased an abandoned filling station in Watonga, Oklahoma. From this humble beginning, their family-owned and operated company, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, has grown to include hundreds of locations in 41 states and is one of the country’s top privately-owned companies.

Through hard work and determination, Tom and Judy Love, their children and their grandchildren have created a successful enterprise. With this same hard work and determination, they approach their charitable endeavors, giving freely of both time and money.  

In 1999, the couple established the Love Family Affiliated Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as a way for the family to work together to provide for the charitable causes they care about and provide trade school scholarships. Judy served as an Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustee from 2002-11, and their daughter Jenny Love-Meyer served as a Trustee from 2012–21. We have been honored to partner with the Love family for decades, spreading their generosity throughout our community. We are very sorry to the Love family and the many who will miss Tom greatly.  


For more on the Love Family’s commitment to our community, visit occf.org/archives/tjlove.html.