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Kay Electric Community (KEC) Foundation Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Youth,
Education, Community Service, and Health Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kay Electric Community (KEC) Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/08/18 Receipt by Close of Business


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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 health care, senior citizen, community service, education, youth and volunteer fire department programs.

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.

KUP contributions will be used primarily in the local area served by Kay Electric Cooperative for charitable and educational purposes.

Categories of Assistance
1. Communities:
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.

2. 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.

3. Seniors
a) Programs and projects to support organizations and the facilities serving senior citizens.

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 area residents and the entire community;
b. Level of community support for the program or project;
c. Administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or program;
d. Results that are predictable and can be evaluated.

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:

Eligible applications are nonprofit groups and organizations that serve communities located within the Kay Electric Cooperative service area. See the link in Grant Coverage Areas below.

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.)

Contributions will not be made for:
a. Lobbying or political organizations
b. Raffles
c. Individuals
d. Capital fund campaigns
e. National fund drives
f. Advertising

Additional Limitations:
-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.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for organizations or groups will be accepted through April 8, 2018.

To apply, applications can be picked up at KEC Headquarters in Blackwell, or you can download an application.

The Foundation Board will review and distribute funds quarterly. 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.

Contact Information:

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:
Cyndi Mitchell

Kay Electric Cooperative
300 W. Doolin Ave
Blackwell, OK 74631

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: Kay, Grant, Noble, Osage, and Garfield Counties.