What’s Happening @OCCF

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:
Jan. 15: Parks & Public Space Initiative

Grants are available to support the development of parks and other outdoor spaces to meet the health, cultural and recreational needs of citizens in Oklahoma County. The grants will support planning, implementation and/or program development to encourage use of neighborhood and community public parks or spaces open to the public.

Request Online Access by: Jan. 8, 2020
Grant Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020

View application guidelines.

Jan. 31: Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Community Grants

Grants are available for projects designed to improve the quality of life for rural Oklahomans in the areas of arts, culture, history, libraries and literacy. Service must be provided in communities with a population of less than 6,000 (as of the 2016 U.S. Census) within one of the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee and Pushmataha.

Request Online Access by: Jan. 24, 2020
To receive access to the grant application, please request via email to s.astrin@occf.org by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.
Grant Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
View application guidelines.

Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment

In 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation teamed up with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and Oklahoma Forestry Services to commission the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment. Conducted by Davey Resource Group, the project provides baseline data for managing the city’s urban forest through a comprehensive, 536-square-mile study of tree canopy in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The final report and accompanying geocoded maps illustrate how trees provide environmental, functional and aesthetical benefits to parks, trails, schools, watershed and neighborhoods throughout our communities. This data will help shape our community’s approach to beautification, quality of life and environmental sustainability including air quality and stormwater runoff planning, as well as the location and type of trees that should be considered for planted going forward. Read the final Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment.