The Osteopathic Founders Foundation represents the osteopathic profession through its charitable work in the community. The Foundation is committed to improving the health of Tulsa and surrounding areas of northeastern Oklahoma through support of projects consistent with the osteopathic philosophy and with the mission of the Foundation.
The Foundation accepts applications from organizations determined to be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant applications from individuals are not accepted. We will consider requests for sponsorships of special events in limited circumstances, however neither direct mail nor telemarketing solicitations will be considered.
Applicants should provide a brief explanation of the program in need of funds, including an explanation of its importance to the improved health of the community and a clear statement of expected outcomes. A copy of the organization’s IRS determination letter should be included with the initial request. If we determine initially that the proposed project would fall within our granting parameters, and that it is a project in which our trustees have an interest, we will request additional information as needed from the applicant. Grants in this category generally range from $550 to $10,000. The Grants Committee generally awards grants twice per year, in spring and fall.
Annually, several organizations will be invited to apply for grants in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. We are most interested in funding projects which build or sustain a collaboration that addresses a particular health need in our community. These grants may be used to support program expenses for a new or special program or activity, an expansion of a current program, or a unique opportunity or need. These are one-time grants but may be used over a period of more than one year. These grants awards are committed in October and funds distributed in March of the following year.
PAST grant recipients
- A New Leaf
- American Red Cross
- Assistance in Healthcare
- Child Abuse Network
- Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- Emergency Infant Services
- Global Gardens
- Hospice of Green Country
- Hospitality House of Tulsa
- Iron Gate
- John 3:16
- Loughridge Classic Camps
- Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa
- Mental Health Association in Tulsa
- Oklahoma Project Woman
- Oklahoma State University Foundation
- Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
- Project Elf
- Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children
- Tulsa Community College Foundation
- Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
- Visiting Nurse Association