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Women's Foundation of Oklahoma (WFO) Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Public IHEs to Assist Single Mothers
Complete Higher Education Degrees or Certifications

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Women's Foundation of Oklahoma (WFO)

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Oklahoma public colleges and universities to assist efforts toward recruitment, enrollment, and retention of single mothers pursuing a degree or career certification. The current initiative focuses on providing systemic supports for single mother students on Oklahoma higher education campuses.

The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma (WFO) invests solely in the economic self-sufficiency of Oklahoma women and girls and aims to provide ongoing support to Oklahoma's low-income single mothers working to complete their post-secondary education.

Grant applications should be focused on one or more of the following program strategies:

- Expanding awareness of educational opportunities for Single Mother Students
- Creating new and/or supporting existing programs on campuses
- Creating new and/or existing events for Single Mother Students

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164313

Number of Grants:

The number of awards dependent on the funds available and quality of applications.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Project implementation will be from June 1, 2018 through May 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All public college and university campus recruitment/advisement offices that work with non-traditional programs for students who are single mothers are encouraged to apply.

Capital campaigns and scholarships are not funded.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Participants may join in person, on the phone, or by video. Contact Dr. Debbie Blanke for more information (see Contact Information below).

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:

- Technical assistance Zoom meeting: Thursday, December 14, 2017
- Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018
- Notice of Grant Awards: On or before April 13, 2018
- Term of Grant Implementation: June 1, 2018 through May 30, 2019 (one full academic year)
- Final Evaluation Report with Statistics: June 3, 2019
- Required Grant Representative(s) Convening: September 12, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

Susie Graves, WFO Director
(405) 650-0023

For more information about the technical assistance Zoom meeting, contact Dr. Debbie Blanke at

2932 N.W. 122nd, Suite D
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

PO Box 21210
Oklahoma City, OK 73156

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USA: Oklahoma