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Kay Electric Community (KEC) Foundation Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits and Entities to Improve
the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kay Electric Community (KEC) Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/06/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations and entities to enhance the quality of life for residents within the funding source’s service area. Funding is intended for projects in the following focus areas: basic human needs, self-sufficiency, health care, and senior citizens. Funding is also intended for educational, youth programs, and volunteer fire departments. The Kay Electric Cooperative service area includes Kay, Noble, Osage, Garfield, and Grant counties.

Categories of Assistance

  1. Communities:
    1. Programs, projects, and organizations that are important components of a community’s overall quality of life, with emphasis on public safety, health care, self-sufficiency, and basic human needs.
  2. Education and Youth:
    1. Programs and projects designed to combat critical social problems affecting youth, particularly children and teens at risk.
    2. Programs and projects that promote youth wellness.
    3. Programs and projects that work to provide supplemental materials and equipment for schools.
    4. Programs and projects to enhance school facilities.
  3. Seniors:
    1. Programs and projects to support organizations and the facilities serving senior citizens.
  4. Volunteer Fire Departments:
    1. Programs and projects to enhance volunteer fire department facilities and vehicles.
    2. Equipment and gear purchases and upgrades.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180161

Estimated Size of Grant:

Not more than $2,500 will be disbursed annually to any group, organization, charity or like organization.

Term of Contract:

Whenever possible, requests for funding should be for projects that will be completed within 12 months following the Foundation's approval of the grant application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
1. Contributions will generally be made only to not-for-profit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service; and to civic-based entities.

2. The organization must contribute to the community’s health and/or welfare.

3. The organization’s services must be non-discriminatory in nature.

4. Activities affiliated with a religious organization with a secular community designation are eligible for the Foundation's consideration of support. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith. (Example: A food bank that is a separate 501 (c) (3) organization from a church and provides food and meals to anyone who qualifies for services, regardless of religious belief.)

Funding restrictions can be found at http://www.kayelectric.coop/sites/kayec/files/kayelectric/PDF/KUP%20Guidelines.pdf#page=1.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for organizations or groups will be accepted through April 6, 2020, which is the next deadline for the 2020-Second quarter.

Contact Information:

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

Submit completed application form, budget and IRS tax-exempt letter, if appropriate, to:
Kay Electric Cooperative
300 W. Doolin Ave
P.O. Box 607
Blackwell, OK 74631

Questions about the application process:
Cyndi Mitchell
580-363-1260
contact@kayelectric.coop

Toll Free: 800-535-1079
Fax: 580-363-2308

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: Kay, Noble, Osage, Garfield, and Grant counties

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