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Quality of Life Grants

Grants to Muskogee, Oklahoma Nonprofits, Schools,
Churches, and Agencies to Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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City of Muskogee Foundation

LOI Date:

02/14/19

Deadline Date:

04/24/19

Description:

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Grants to Muskogee, Oklahoma nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and local government agencies for programs and initiatives that develop or enhance the quality of life for local residents. Applicants must submit an LOI before submitting a full application. The purpose of this program is to improve opportunities for both residents and guests of Muskogee to live, work, and play.

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. Entertainment, arts and culture;
2. Safety and security;
3. Beautification and preservation;
4. Collaborative efforts and priorities as identified by the Action In Muskogee (AIM) initiative and the City of Muskogee (i.e., downtown development).

Future Funding:
Acquiring funding in future years will be based on measured outcomes and other information as evidenced in the evaluation reports.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177308

Term of Contract:

For Future Funding, all multi-year grants will be contingent upon measured outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

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.

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.

Deadlines for 2019

Summer Program Grants: Program or project must occur primarily during the summer months to qualify for the Summer Grant Process.
– Letter of Inquiry available July 1, 2018
– Letter of Inquiry due September 14, 2018
– Application (requires Foundation invitation) due November 30, 2018
– Grant decisions – March 25, 2019 City of Muskogee Foundation Board Meeting
– Grant funds distributed – April 2019 (pending Grant Agreement)

Deadlines for the 2019 Grant Cycle:
– Letter of Inquiry available January 1, 2019
– Letter of Inquiry due February 14, 2019
– Application (requires Foundation invitation) due April 24, 2019
– Grant decisions – June 24, 2019 City of Muskogee Foundation Board meeting.
– Grant funds distributed – July 2019 – June 2020 (pending Grant Agreement).
– Interim Reports due January 31, 2020
– Final Reports due August 31, 2020

More information about grantmaking may be found here:
http://cityofmuskogeefoundation.org/grants/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=muskogee

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

Laura Wickizer
Grants and Office Administrator
lwickizer@cityofmuskogeefoundation.org
918-577-6562

City of Muskogee Foundation
120 N. 3rd Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
918-577-6562

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: City of Muskogee