Requests

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Our fall grant cycle will open on July 6, 2021, and the submission deadline will be August 15, 2021. 

GUIDELINES


Inasmuch Foundation administers an open request cycle each spring and fall for all focus areas: Journalism, Education, Human Services and Community. The foundation’s summer cycle is invitation only. We ask that you first review our website for funding priorities and geographic restrictions (please note the journalism geographic restrictions differ from the other focus areas). Organizations will be limited to a single request in a 12-month period. Given the foundation’s intent to make one contribution to an organization per year, the request should reflect the total annual support desired, including any sponsorships of upcoming events.

Requests must be initiated through an online Grant Request System. To be considered, a request must be submitted by 5pm CST February 15th or August 15th. Should the 15th fall on a weekend or national holiday, the request will be due the following business day. Funding decisions are made and communicated in May and November of each year.

Grant Requests $25,000 or Less

Organizations applying for this size grant are likely to have:

  • Mission aligns with one or more of the foundation’s focus areas
  • No prior funding relationship with the foundation
  • Emerging relationships with other community partners

REQUIREMENTS: Organizations must have a 501c3 or fiscal sponsor and serve Central Oklahoma or Colorado Springs. In most cases, the foundation prefers potential new grantees and start-up organizations to apply for grants $25,000 or less.

Contact Recommendations: For organizations planning to request a grant below $75,000 contact Alta Price, Program Officer.  Charter School, Journalism, and Colorado Organizations requesting grants of any dollar amount contact Tyler Tokarczyk, Program Officer.

Grant Requests $25,001- $74,999

Organizations will meet the following criteria:

  • Mission aligns with one or more of the foundation’s focus areas
  • Stable funding sources
  • Annual budget above $250,000
  • Collaborative working relationships with community partners
  • Established grant relationship with the foundation
  • Organizational growth potential 

* All Non-profit Investigative Journalism Organizations (Institute for Nonprofit News members) should apply within this range.  There is no geographic restriction for journalism grants.

REQUIREMENTS: Organizations must have a 501c3 or fiscal sponsor and serve Central Oklahoma or Colorado Springs. In most cases, the foundation prefers potential new grantees to apply for grants $25,000 or less.

Contact Recommendations: For organizations planning to request a grant below $75,000 contact Alta Price, Program Officer.  Charter School, Journalism, and Colorado Organizations requesting grants of any dollar amount contact Tyler Tokarczyk, Program Officer.  

Grant Requests $75,000 and Above

ORGANIZATIONS WILL NEED PROGRAM OFFICER APPROVAL IN ORDER TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A GRANT $75,000 AND ABOVE

Organizations will meet the following criteria:

  • Proven impact on our community and focus areas
  • Annual budget above $750,000
  • Exceptional and/or promising leadership
  • Established and diversified funding base
  • Existing grant relationship with the foundation
  • Strong collaboration and partnerships throughout the community

REQUIREMENTS: If you believe your organization meets the above criteria, please reach out to a Program Officer to discuss a request. Organizations must have a 501c3 or fiscal sponsor and serve Central Oklahoma or Colorado Springs. In most cases, the foundation prefers potential new grantees to apply for grants $25,000 or less.

Contact Recommendations: For organizations planning to request a grant of $75,000 and above, contact Sarah Roberts, Vice President of Programs.  Charter School, Journalism, and Colorado Organizations requesting grants of any dollar amount contact Tyler Tokarczyk, Program Officer. 

Sponsorship Requests

We also consider sponsorship requests for fundraising events. Please use the link below to submit a sponsorship request.

Guidelines
  • Organizations will be limited to a single sponsorship application in a 12-month period
  • We recommend sponsorship requests in the amount of no more than $10,000
  • Only sponsorship requests submitted through the link will be considered
  • Organizations planning to submit a LOI and a sponsorship request should complete both applications during the same grant cycle.
 

Once you have created your online account, you can use the email link to log back into your account to edit, save or submit your letter of inquiry, full grant or sponsorship application.

Contact Recommendations: For organizations needing technical assistance applying for grant or sponsorship requests, contact Vicki Thompson, Grants Manager. 

important dates

Spring Cycle
Fall Cycle
Grant Requests Due
February 15
August 15
Organizations notified if their grant request is funded
May
November