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The Sam Viersen Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Northeast Oklahoma Nonprofits for
Basic Needs and Cultural Enrichment Programs

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The Sam Viersen Family Foundation

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Grants to Northeast Oklahoma nonprofit cultural, educational, scientific, and charitable organizations in eligible counties that benefit residents. A letter of inquiry is required from new applicants prior to submission of a full application. Priority is given to organizations that serve the residents of Okmulgee and Tulsa Counties.

The Foundation is especially interested in supporting programs and projects that meet the basic needs, such as education, shelter, and food, of local residents and that help dependent people, obtain independence.

Cultural programs whose aim is to provide cultural enrichment and experiences to those who otherwise would be unable to participate also receive high priority.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177761

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation welcomes grant requests of any size but aims to provide assistance in amounts of not less than $1,000 or more than $500,000 to any particular recipient on an annual basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation endeavors to provide meaningful financial assistance to qualified non-religious educational, charitable, cultural, and scientific organizations located primarily in northeast Oklahoma, with a primary focus on Okmulgee county. Organizations must be exempt from Federal Income Taxes under Sec 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Pre-Application Information:


The Sam Viersen Family Foundation will accept applications for consideration in 2020 beginning May 1, 2020, until August 15, 2020. Deadline for new applicants to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is July 15. Applicants will be notified of the status of the application by the end of October.

Deadline for existing grantee applications is August 15. You must enter an access code to be directed to the proper application form.

Organizations satisfying standards described in the Mission Statement are encouraged to contact the Foundation at its offices in Oklahoma.

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

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Lisa H Rhynes, Executive Director
P. O. Box 702708
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74170

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: Okmulgee and Tulsa Counties

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