The Foundation’s focus of addressing health care needs is broad.
Targeted priorities include:
- Enhancing access to health care services for the underserved
- Improving access to programs which promote the physical, emotional and behavioral health of the underserved and our community at large, including health education and prevention
- Partnering with other organizations to meet health-related needs in our community
The Northwest Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations in Northwest Oklahoma with an IRS tax exempt status. The Foundation will consider funding for health and wellness initiatives, special projects and innovative programs, especially if the program advances the profession/practice of Osteopathic medicine. Most grants are in the $1,000 to $10,000 range. Larger grants could be made on occasion.
For consideration, financial requests must be received by March 1st. Grants will be awarded June 1st. Requests should be made in writing and mailed to :
NWOOF – 4125 W. Garriott, Suite A-1, Enid, OK 73703. They can also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Requests should be made in writing and include the following:
- An introduction to your organization’s mission and current programs.
- A brief outline of the need or problem addressed by the proposed grant.
- The purpose of the grant.
- The amount of the grant requested as well as total cost.
- A simplified project budget, if applicable.
- A statement of your charitable status and a copy of your 501 c 3.
- List of Board of Directors if applicable.
The chances of your agency’s proposal being funded are substantially increased if the project:
- Addresses community health or wellness issues
- Promotes Osteopathic medicine
- Promotes volunteer participation and citizen involvement in the community.
- Could not be accomplished with other sources of support.
- Leverages or generates other funding or resources.
- Exhibits likelihood of future funding.
- Does not duplicate other efforts, programs, or projects in the community
As a rule the Foundation does not make grants for:
- Operating expenses
- Ticket sales for charitable fund-raising events.
- Sectarian religious purposes.
- Capital debt reductions.
- Political projects.
- Local school fundraisers, ( golf tournaments, sports booster programs etc.)