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.
Currently, twelve 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.
Last year, 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.
2021 Grant Guidelines
2021 Grant Rubric and Scoring
2021 Grant Application
2021 Grant Application Instructions
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