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CMCA GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:

  • 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations providing health care, welfare or education/enrichment services that directly benefit children 18 years of age or younger and operating within the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties).
  • Only one grant request per agency per 12-month application cycle.

  

ELIGIBLE APPLICATIONS:

  • Priority is given to projects or programs that help children directly.
  • Types of eligible projects, include but are not limited to, consumable supplies, equipment, basic health and welfare needs, artistic stimulation and learning/educational activities.
  • Applications for salary or operations will be considered if they clearly demonstrate how children benefit.
  • Requests that are $8,000 or less.

  

INELIGIBLE APPLICATIONS:

  • Capital campaigns or building funds.
  • Support for a sole individual.
  • Adult services with no link or benefit to children.
  • Endowment funds.
  • Special events.
  • Youth athletics.
  • Political campaigns.
  • Incomplete applications.

 

APPLICATION FORMAT AND CONTENT:

  • 2-page letter/application printed on one side only using a font no less than 11 point and having a right margin of 1/2 inch or greater and left, top and bottom margins of at least one-inch.
  • One of the two pages must be on the organization’s letterhead.
  • Letter must be signed by a person who can bind the organization.
  • 2-page letter must include the following:
    1. Brief description of the organization and/or its mission statement.
    2. Brief explanation of the need being addressed or rationale for the request. 
    3. Project description or use of the items for which funding is sought.
    4. Target population and number of children benefitting directly. If children benefit indirectly, explain how and estimate the number of children.
    5. Anticipated outcomes or benefits of the project.
    6. Amount requested, and if applicable, other sources of support for the requested project.
    7. Does the applicant organization receive funds from United Way?
    8. Name, phone number and e-mail address of contact person who can answer questions about the project and grant application.
  • Required attachments (one copy each attached to the original only):
      1. List of Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Executive Director.
      2.  501(c) (3) IRS designation letter.
      3. Income and Expense Statement for Prior Fiscal Year.

  

SUBMISSION FORMAT, APPLICATION DEADLINE AND AWARDS

  • Mail on/before October 27th, 2017 , one original application and 8 copies, only one set of attachments is required.  Mail to:

Children’s Medical Charities Association

Attention: Grant Review Committee

 1020 S. Rockford Ave.

 Tulsa, OK 74120

  • Applications must be postmarked on or before October 27th, 2017.  Early submissions are appreciated and encouraged, allowing the opportunity for a possible site visit.
  • Applicants will be notified of the Grant Committee's decisions on/near December 1, 2017.
  • Successful applicants will receive their grant awards on or before March 31, 2018.
  • Applications submitted in person or by FedEx, express delivery, electronic methods or facsimile will not be considered.
  • Do not send/submit DVD's, CD's, leaflets or brochures.

Questions may be directed to Marian Brooks, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 918-625-8109.