Grants Program


new odf grant program implemented in 2017


ODF Grant Guidelines                  2018 ODF Grant application (downloadable form)
2018 Grant Scoring Guide           Contact Us

In 2017, ODF implemented a grant-making process and awarded $50,648.90 in funds to non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations affiliated with or supported by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma. Several permanent endowments have been established by donors or through closed church memorial funds with specific, varied purposes to provide ongoing funding to the grant program. Each endowment fund is listed below along with the 2017 allocations and awards. The endowments support Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) related programs, ministries and missions for children, youth and young adults as well as provide for the education of clergy, laity and congregations on the guidance and art of spiritual giving. Endowments also provide funding to benefit healthcare ministries for seniors, church innovation and ecumenical spiritual education for students. View the endowment summaries at the link above.

The grant program awards funding based on events or programs with potential to make the greatest impact. A grant-making committee of current and former ODF board members reviews applications and makes recommendations to the ODF board of directors. The 2018 Grant Fund Allocations will be available online by mid-January. Links to current Grant Guidelines, 2018 Grant Application and Grant Scoring are available at the links listed above. The deadline for submitting a Grant Application is 5:00 p.m. February 15, 2018.

2017 Grant Fund Allocation
Fund Total
Children, Youth & Young Adults Grants  $11,548.69
CCIO – South Side CC for YOUTH  $5,044.60
Fund for the Education of Clergy & Laity  $1,330.75
Senior Ministries  $12,712.35
OCRC – UPCC, OKC, Endowment  $10,633.03
Fellowship of John  $5,957.23
Kyle Maxwell Matching Endowment  $422.99
United Ministries of Higher Education, Stillwater  $1,297.49
ODF Board “Cloud of Witnesses Endowment  $1,701.77
Total Funds Available  $50,648.90
      Total Funds Granted  $50,648.90 
Children, Youth & Young Adults & CCIO Southside CC for Youth
Organization Project Name Requested Granted
Northwest Christian Church Single Parent/Family Support Group  $3,000.00  $3,000.00
Central Christian Church, Fairview School Supplies  $2,000.00  $1,000.00
Christian Church in Oklahoma (CCIO) Koinonia  $1,000.00  $500.00
Central Christian Church, Enid Peru Pronoei Schools Any amount  $2,000.00
First Christian Church, Yukon Kid’s Café  $3,500.00  $3,500.00
Christian Church in Oklahoma (CCIO) Oklahoma Disciples Men Leave No Child Behind  $6,000.00  $5,000.00
Total Granted  $15,000.00 
Fund for the Education of Clergy & Laity
Organization Project Name Requested Granted
Christian Church in Oklahoma (CCIO) Adult Swim  $2,000.00  $500.00
Oklahoma Conference of Churches (CCO) Disaster & Spiritual Care Training Any amount  $500.00
Northwest Area of CCIO Pastor Retreat  $1,200.00  $300.00
Total Granted  $1,300.00 
Sr. Ministries & OCRC -UPCC & Fellowship of John
Organization Project Name Requested Granted
Disciples Retirement Community of Oklahoma, Inc. (DRCO) Bradford Village Residents Support  $25,000.00  $25,000.00
First Christian Church, Claremore Friendship Feast  $5,500.00  $3,802.61
Oklahoma Conference of Churches (CCO) Health, Wellness, & Aging Social Justice Committee  $1,000.00  $500.00
Total Granted  $29,302.61 
Kyle Maxwell Matching Endowment
Organization Project Name Requested
Midwest Boulevard Christian Church Christmas for Others Any amount
Total Granted  $1,900.00 
United Ministries of Higher Education
Organization Project Name Requested
Oklahoma Conference of Churches (CCO) Interfaith Youth Tour Expansion Any amount
Total Granted  $3,146.29 

Grant money was awarded to charitable entities, not individuals. Requests to discharge preexisting debts were not considered.

Email Julie Bowers at *protected email* to be included on a list of interested parties for email updates. Or call 405.525.6530 for more information.