Grants

The City of Muskogee Foundation’s mission is to make Make a Real Difference in Muskogee through grants to nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and the City of Muskogee.


Grant Calendar


Deadlines for 2022
Summer Program Grants


Program or project must occur primarily during the summer months to qualify for the Summer Grant Process.

– Grant Applications available September 1, 2021
– Grant Application due October 15, 2021
– Grant decisions – December 20, 2021 City of Muskogee Foundation Board Meeting
– Grant funds distributed – April 2022 (pending Grant Agreement)
– Final Reports due August 31, 2022

Deadlines for the 2022
Grant Cycle


– Letter of Inquiry available January 1, 2022
– Letter of Inquiry due February 10, 2022
– Letter of Inquiry decisions – March 28, 2022, City of Muskogee Foundation Board Meeting
– Application (requires Foundation invitation) due April 20, 2022
– Grant decisions – June 27, 2022, City of Muskogee Foundation Board meeting
– Grant funds distributed – July 2022 – June 2023 (pending Grant Agreement).
– Interim Reports due January 31, 2023
– Final Reports due August 31, 2023


Step 1 – Letter of Inquiry


The entire grant process will be coordinated electronically beginning with the Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The LOI gathers basic information about the applicant, a short description of the purpose of the program or project, and amount requested. This part of the application should be compelling enough to capture the attention of the grant committee while being brief and clear. If accepted by the grants committees, the applicant will be notified via e-mail with a link to access the full grant application.

Step 2 – Grant application


Following the approval of the letter of inquiry, the applicant will be sent a link via e-mail to access the grant application for their designated focus area (economic development, education and empowerment, health and wellness, quality of life). The formal application process is also coordinated electronically allowing the applicant to complete the actual application and attach all required documents.



Please contact the City of Muskogee Foundation at 918-577-6562 with any questions regarding the letter of inquiry and application or if you have questions about the electronic process.

Economic Development


Earnie Gilder, Economic Development Committee Chair


Mission


The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to provide support for programs and initiatives that enhance and increase innovation, productivity, growth and prosperity for Muskogee.

Types of Funding


Consideration will be given for multiple types of funding such as capital, incentives and infrastructure.


Specific Funding


Priority consideration will be given to programs, projects and initatives that relate to:

1. quality job creation, retention and higher wages;
2. long-term capital and infrastructure investments;

Future Funding


Acquiring funding in future years will be contingent upon measured outcomes and other qualitative information as evidenced in the evaluation reports. All multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Education & Empowerment


Aaron George, Education & Empowerment Committee Chair


Mission


The mission of the Education & Empowerment Grants Committee is to enhance foundational learning in our community by funding educational experiences that are responsive to changing community needs and maximize the learning potential of every resident from pre-K through career, preparing them to succeed in the 21st century.

Types of Funding


Consideration will be given for multiple types of funding designed to meet the priority considerations of this committee.


Specific Funding


Priority consideration for the next five years will be given to 6th-8th grade programs that encourage personal and leadership development skills that lead to high school success and graduation, as well as school programs that encourage the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Priority consideration will also be given to programs that support parental involvement in early childhood education.

Future Funding


Funding in future years will be contingent upon measured outcomes as evidenced in the evaluation report. All multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Health & Wellness


Dan Morris, Health & Wellness Committee Chair


Mission


The mission of the Health and Wellness Grants Committee is to provide support for programs and initiatives which focus on the health and wellness of the citizens of Muskogee. Priority consideration will focus on the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, Elimination of generational poverty, and collaborative approaches to teen pregnancy prevention.

Types of Funding


Consideration will be given for multiple types of funding designed to meet the priority considerations of this committee.


Specific Funding


Priority consideration will be given to programs, projects and initiatives that relate to:
1. tobacco prevention;
2. obesity reduction through increased physical activity and better nutrition;
3. children’s health, including child abuse prevention;
4. elimination of generational poverty;
5. teen pregnancy prevention;
6. physical, mental and emotional needs of at-risk populations;
7. quality health programs working in collaboration with other successful or established programs.

Future Funding


Acquiring funding in future years will be contingent upon measured outcomes and other information as evidenced in the evaluation reports. All multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Quality of Life


Ann Barker-Ong, Quality of Life Committee Chair


Mission


The mission of the Quality of Life Grants Committee is to provide support for programs and initiatives that improve and develop opportunities to enhance “live, work and play” for residents and guests of the Muskogee community.

Types of Funding


Consideration will be given for multiple types of funding designed to meet the priority considerations of this committee.


Specific Funding


Acquiring funding in future years will be based on measured outcomes and other information as evidenced in the evaluation reports. All multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Future Funding


Acquiring funding in future years will be based on measured outcomes and other information as evidenced in the evaluation reports. All multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Summer Grants



Summer Grant Process


The summer grant process is the same as our regular grant process except the program or project must occur primarily during the summer months to qualify. Each committee will review summer grant applications before the board makes their recommendations.

Grant Calendar Deadline


Program or project must occur primarily during the summer months to qualify for the Summer Grant Process.

– Grant Applications available September 1, 2021
– Grant Application due October 15, 2021
– Grant decisions – December 20, 2021 City of Muskogee Foundation Board Meeting
– Grant funds distributed – April 2022 (pending Grant Agreement)
– Final Reports due August 31, 2022

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