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.
Working through the grant application portal below, 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 budget for the program in which you are requesting support, and organization logo. We request that all funding requests and supporting documents be submitted electronically. Applications may be submitted at any time as there is no general deadline for submission.
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 may request additional information as needed from the applicant. The Grants Committee generally awards grants twice per year, in spring and fall.
Organizations who receive funding will need to furnish a complete report on the manner in which the funds were spent.
After a great deal of study and reflection, the Foundation has made the decision to continue to focus its funding for 2022 in the area of food insecurity. Those organizations who we have contacted and invited to submit an application will receive priority. Also note that at this time requests for event sponsorship are not being considered. Please know that, in no way, does this minimize our respect for the important work of your organization and we hope that as our recovery continues our funding opportunities will broaden again.
Past Grant Recipients
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