When the Grants Program was implemented in 2017, nine permanent endowment funds provided funding of more than $50,000 to the program. In 2021, endowment distributions for the grants program totaled over $96,000; together with additional contributions from anonymous donors, ODF’s grants committee was pleased to award $100,000 to support 54 programs and missions. Click here to see a list of final grant awards.
For 2021 Grant Reporting, download a copy of the 2021 Grants Financial Reporting Template here.
This year, we are establishing a new Legacy Initiative within the Grants Program. The impetus for the Legacy Initiative is Savanah’s Legacy Fund, a permanent scholarship fund to provide tuition assistance for Oklahoma youth to attend a Disciples of Christ sponsored church camp in honor of Savanah Michelle Stanley, established by her family. Read Savanah’s story here. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Currently, thirteen permanent endowment funds benefit the Grants Program for various ministries, programs and missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma. Within this group, the Children, Youth and Young Adults Endowment provides a portion of grant funds for Oklahoma and Kansas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) church youth programs. The remaining Grant Endowments support Oklahoma Disciples’ Church ministries locally and missions worldwide.
In 2020, just prior to the COVID pandemic, the Grant Committee was delighted to award more than $90,000 to assist 42 Disciples ministries and missions. The pandemic created a challenge for churches in 2020 due to mandatory church, business and school closures as well as social distancing. However, Disciples churches adapted, modified programs and effectively utilized the Grant Funds to meet the many needs within their communities, especially with feeding and clothing those most vulnerable.
The Foundation is grateful for the many donors and churches that have supported the Foundation and the Grants Program.
If you would like to be added to our email list for updates on the 2022 Grant Program, please send your contact information (name, address, city, state, zip, email, phone and church) to . Or, call 405.525.6530 for more information. See the following documents for applying for 2022 grants.
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