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Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Grants

Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation
Feb 17, 2023

Leslie Woodward


Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation provides grants for projects in eligible rural Oklahoma counties in the areas of:

  • Health and safety
    • Programs that provide direct services to underserved and/or uninsured citizens in their local communities, with priority given to services that are not covered by general health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid
    • Programs to improve the safety and security of community members
  • Economic development
    • Projects that contribute to a community's economic growth and stability
    • Projects that provide access to resources that can stimulate employment opportunities
  • Libraries and literacy
    • Activities that seek to strengthen the role of rural libraries as a community resource and public knowledge center
    • Programming designed to improve access to libraries and other literacy services for rural citizens including underserved populations such as citizens with disabilities and non-English speaking learners
    • Projects designed to improve literacy skills including basic reading, writing, math, GED preparation, health literacy, and workplace literacy
    • Programs that promote early literacy and reading activities to families, parents, and childcare providers
  • Arts, culture, and history
    • Projects designed to enhance and preserve a community's culture and heritage through public exhibitions, educational programming, and historic preservation planning
    • Programming that fosters interaction among community members, arts organizations, and artists or that activates existing cultural and community assets
    • Public art that improves public spaces and enhances the community

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and state/local government entities providing services in communities with populations under 6,000 in rural Oklahoma counties of Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Kiowa, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, and Pushmataha.

Geographic coverage
Specific rural counties in Oklahoma
Amount of funding

Up to $40,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email the organization name, address, brief project description, main goals, and the target population to to receive access to the grant application.

Request access by February 10, 2023 for the next application deadline of February 17, 2023.

Applicant webinar
(Registration required)
January 10, 2023
3:00 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Health literacy · Limited English proficient · People with disabilities · Uninsured and underinsured · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Oklahoma

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