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Sarkeys Foundation Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits and Schools for Culture,
Human Services, Animal Welfare, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Sarkeys Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must first contact program staff. LOIs are due June 1, 2018. Areas of support include social service and human service needs, education, and humanitarian and cultural programs of regional significance. Programs have also been funded in the areas of scientific research and animal welfare.

Challenge Grants: The Board may, at its discretion, determine to award a grant contingent upon the fulfillment of an institution’s additional fundraising obligation for the project in question within a specified time period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176025

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Sarkeys Foundation is a private, charitable foundation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma and operated exclusively for providing support through gifts and grants to charitable, scientific, and educational institutions which are qualified under section 501(c)(3) and which are not private foundations within the meaning of section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1954 or comparable sections of the Internal Revenue Service Code added at a later date.

The Trustees invite proposals and applications from qualified charitable institutions. To qualify, a 501(c)(3) agency must be headquartered and provide services in Oklahoma.

Needs normally outside the range of support by the Sarkeys Foundation:

1. Local programs appropriately financed within the community;
2. Direct mail solicitations and annual campaigns;
3. Out of state institutions;
4. Hospitals;
5. Operating expenses;
6. Purchase of vehicles;
7. Grants to individuals;
8. Responsibility for permanent financing of a program;
9. Programs whose ultimate intent is to be profit making;
10. Start-up funding for new organizations;
11. Feasibility studies;
12. Grants which trigger expenditure responsibility by Sarkeys Foundation;
13. Direct support to government agencies;
14. Individual public or private elementary or secondary schools, unless they are serving the needs of a special population which are not being met elsewhere; and
15. Religious institutions and their subsidiaries.

Pre-Application Information:

An initial call to Executive Director, Kim Henry, or program officers Susan Frantz or Linda English Weeks is the first step. Speaking to a program officer will help you learn whether your agency or project is a good fit for Sarkeys.

Organizations are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry to determine whether they meet the criteria and priorities for
funding. Representatives are encouraged to speak with a program officer for more information, to ask any questions
about the process, and for a pre-grant interview.

Successful applicants will be notified two weeks after the Letter of Intent deadline and will be given information to complete an online application. There are no exceptions made for applications or parts of applications submitted after the deadline.

Letters of Inquiry are due in the office by 5:00 PM, December 1, 2017 for the February 1, 2018 grant deadline.

Letters of Inquiry are due in the office by 5:00 PM, June 1, 2018 for the August 1, 2018 grant deadline.

Full Proposal deadlines are February 1 and August 1 of each year. Should that date fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be the following Monday. The online application must be submitted by 5:00 PM of the deadline date.

The Trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October. Grant proposals are considered at the April and October meetings.

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Application Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

A Letter of Inquiry should be submitted via email with the subject line: Letter of Inquiry to

Apply online:

If you have log in questions, please contact Angela Holladay at

Sarkeys Foundation
530 East Main St.
Norman, OK 73071

Kim Henry, Executive Director
Susan Frantz or Linda English Weeks, Program Officers
P: 405-364-3703
F: 405-364-8191

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma