The City of Muskogee Foundation has four primary focus areas for grants. Click on each area below, to see the committee's 2011-2015 Mission Statement and Funding Priorities.
Grant committees from each focus area have established unique missions as well as general and specific types of funding. However, funding priority for all focus areas will be given to organizations primarily serving the citizens of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The grant application procedure is a two-step online process starting with a letter of inquiry. While there is no limit on the amount requested, the request should remain within the spending policy set each December by the Board of Directors.
Deadlines for the 2014 Grant Cycle
- Letter of Inquiry due February 15, 2014
- Application (requires Foundation invitation) due May 1, 2014
- Grant decisions - June 16, 2014 City of Muskogee Foundation Board meeting
- Grant funds distributed - July 2014 (pending Grant Agreement)
Step 1 - Letter of Inquiry
The entire grant process will be coordinated electronically beginning with the Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The LOI gathers basic information about the applicant, a short description of the purpose of the program or project, and amount requested. This letter should be compelling enough to capture the attention of the grant committee while being brief and clear. If accepted by the grants committees, the applicant will be notified via e-mail with a link to access the application.
The Letter of Inquiry deadline for the 2014 grant cycle has passed.
Step 2 - Grant application
Following the approval of the letter of inquiry, the applicant will be sent a link via e-mail to access the grant application for their designated focus area (economic development, education and empowerment, health and wellness, quality of life). The formal application process is also coordinated electronically allowing the applicant to complete the actual application and attach all required documents.
Deadlines for 2015 Summer Program Grants
- Letter of Inquiry due August 1, 2014
- Application (requires Foundation invitation) due November 1, 2014
- Grant decisions - December 15, 2014 City of Muskogee Foundation Board Meeting
- Grant funds distributed - January 2015 (pending Grant Agreement)
The 2015 Letter of Inquiry will be available soon. Please check back.
Please contact D.J. Thompson, Chief Operations Officer / Foundation Manager, with any questions regarding the letter of inquiry and application or if you have questions about the electronic process.
D.J. Thompson, City of Muskogee Foundation
Main phone: (918) 577-6562