Foundation / Corporation
Kay Electric Community (KEC) Foundation
01/07/19 Close of Business
Grants of up to $2,500 to Oklahoma nonprofits to enhance the quality of life in communities within the funding source’s service area. Funding is intended to support education and youth, seniors, community services, and volunteer fire department programs.
The Kay Electric Cooperative service area includes: Kay, Noble, Osage, Garfield, and Grant counties.
Request for funding should state whether the funds are intended for ongoing operations or for a specific project that will terminate at some point in the future.
Categories of Assistance
1. Education and Youth
a. Programs and projects designed to combat critical social problems affecting youth, particularly children and teens at risk.
b. Programs and projects that promote youth wellness.
c. Programs and projects that work to provide supplemental materials and equipment for schools.
d. Programs and projects to enhance school facilities.
a. Programs and projects to support organizations and the facilities serving senior citizens.
a. 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.
4. Volunteer Fire Departments
a. Programs and projects to enhance volunteer fire department facilities and vehicles.
b. Equipment and gear purchases and upgrades.
The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:
a. Potential benefit to residents of the KEC service area and the entire community.
b. Prior contribution level of Foundation or community support for the program or project or
the organization requesting the funds.
c. Fiscal and administrative capability of the organization to deliver a quality service or program.
d. Results that are predictable and can be evaluated.
GrantWatch ID#: 180161
Not more than $2,500 will be disbursed annually to any group, organization, charity or like organization.
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.
- Contributions will generally be made only to nonprofit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3); and to civic-based entities.
- The organization must contribute to the community’s health and/or welfare.
- The organization’s services must be non-discriminatory in nature.
- 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.)
- No funds will be disbursed to any one applicant more than once during the physical year.
- No funds will be made/disbursed to any vendor for the payment of utility bills, including liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and telephone bills (home or cellular).
-No funds of the Foundation shall in any fashion be used to support any candidates for political office or for any political purposes.
-No funds will be used to pay federal or State Income Taxes, Property (Real Estate) or Personal taxes.
-No funds will be expended for organizations that operate for profit.
-No funds will be disbursed for capital improvements for any church facility or religious organization.
-No funds will be disbursed to pay any type of security deposits, late fees or assessments.
-No funds will be disbursed to pay burial expenses.
-No funds are to be disbursed to an individual or individuals, who are in pursuit of personal, academic or sports projects.
-No funds will be paid for salaries.
Applications for organizations or groups will be accepted through January 7, 2019.
To apply, applications can be picked up at KEC Headquarters in Blackwell, or you can download an application.
Grant applications are reviewed quarterly. Applications are to be received in the KEC offices by the close of business 5 days before the quarterly meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions about the application process:
Kay Electric Cooperative
300 W. Doolin Ave
Blackwell, OK 74631
Toll Free: 800-535-1079
USA: Oklahoma: Kay, Grant, Noble, Osage, and Garfield Counties