The Foundation currently holds 11 permanent endowment funds which 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) churches youth programs. Click here to see the 2020 Grant funds per endowment fund category.
In mid-March, the Oklahoma Disciples Foundation Grant Committee allocated 2020 grant funds totaling more than $90,000 to support Disciples programs and ministries within Oklahoma and Kansas. Checks and funding letters were mailed or hand-delivered on Thursday, March 12th.
The Committee had the arduous task of reviewing 52 applications this year requesting more than $297,000 in funds. Twelve programs were awarded full funding, 30 programs were awarded partial funding and 10 programs did not receive funding this year. Each application was reviewed for merits of the program or mission, individuals impacted, whether the program was a duplicate of similar ongoing Regional programs and funding request necessary to support the program. Please note there were no undeserving applications and all interested parties are encouraged to submit a grant application next year.
Please view this page later this year to download 2021 Grant Guidelines and an application. The deadline for submitting 2021 Grant Applications is 5:00 p.m., February 15, 2021.
If you would like to be added to our email list for updates on the 2021 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.
Archived 2020 Grant Guidelines, a downloadable Grant Application and a sample scoring rubric for the Foundation’s 2020 Grants Program are available at the links below:
2020 ODF Grant Application
2020 ODF Grant Guidelines
2020 ODF Grant Rubric & Scoring
Note: For best results, download the application to your hard drive before opening and completing the document.
Grant funding awards are based on events or programs with potential to make the greatest impact within communities. You can also see details of the awards for 2019 funding, 2018 funding and 2017 funding.