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Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits for Youth Mentorship Programs

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Oklahoma

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Boren Mentoring Initiative Grants

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #199336

Grant Description

Grants of up to $1,500 and grants of up to $3,000 to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations for youth mentorship programs. Funding is available for both new and existing organizations. Applicants must provide mentoring to students in grades K-12. The purpose of the program is to support student success through the growth and development of quality youth mentoring programs.

Two categories of grants are available:

  • Startup Grants – Startup grants will be available to new mentoring organizations in their first three years of operation. These grants are designed to encourage communities to establish quality mentoring programs. 
  • Opportunity Grants – Opportunity grants will be available to existing mentoring groups to help fund programming, training, materials or other programs that advance excellence in mentoring for K-12 students in Oklahoma. 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for either grant, mentoring organizations MUST:
- Serve K-12 age children in Oklahoma, with preference given to mentoring organizations that work in partnership with local public schools.
- Conduct background checks on all mentors.
- Agree to report qualitative and quantitative outcomes to the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
- Provide proof of 501(c)3 status or proof of an agreement with a local public school district or other qualified 501(c)3 umbrella organization.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. January 31.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Startup Grants: 2; Opportunity Grants: 6

Estimated Size of Grant:

Startup Grants: up to $3,000
Opportunity Grants: up to $1,500

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://ofe-bmi.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/login/43?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fofe-bmi.secure-platform.com%2Fa%2Fsolicitations%2F43%2Fhome

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
101 Park Ave, Ste. 420
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7201

Phone: (405) 236-0006
Fax: (405) 236-8590
Email: info@ofe.org

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