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. The Grants Committee generally awards grants twice per year, in spring and fall.
2018 Grant Recipients
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma feeds the hungry of eastern Oklahoma through a network of Partner Programs and to engage our communities in ending hunger. A grant was given for the purchase and distribution of fresh produce.
Community Service Council
The Community Service Council confronts challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advances effective community-based solutions. A grant was given for Title 1 schools After School Programs for Grove, Jarman and Jefferson Elementary Schools in the Union District.
Health Outreach Prevention Education (H.O.P.E.)
H.O.P.E. provides public health services focused on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Hepatitis C. A grant was given for the purchase of phlebotomy chairs.
Hospice of Green Country
Hospice of Green Country serves the needs of the at-risk, low income and minority populations in northeastern Oklahoma, taking patients with difficult or complicated treatment plans and controversial lifestyles without judgment. A grant was given for their Courtesy Care Program.
New View Oklahoma
New View Oklahoma empowers Oklahomans who are blind and vision-impaired to achieve their maximum level of independence. A grant was given to support the Older Blind Adult Rehabilitation Program.
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
The Parent Child Center works to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment, and advocacy. A grant was given for the purchase of a Baby Reality for use in the Bright Beginnings Program.
Project TCMS (Tulsa Charitable Medical Services)
Project TCMS is a community partnership to improve access to specialty health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Tulsa County. They combine care provided in primary care safety net clinics in Tulsa County with donated specialty care in a coordinated referral program led by the Tulsa County Medical Society Foundation. It is designed to enhance the work of existing safety net clinics and other community agencies.
Resonance supports the well-being and self-sufficiency of women and their families challenged by the criminal justice system. A grant was given for Addiction Recovery Services and Prison to Community Re-entry Services.