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Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Grants

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Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation
Feb 1, 2022

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

  • Literacy
    • 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
  • Libraries
    • 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
  • Arts, culture, and history
    • 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
    • Artist residencies that provide artists with the opportunity to bring their creative skill sets to rural communities
    • Festivals and performances that enhance the culture of a community
    • Projects designed to enhance and preserve a community's culture and heritage through public exhibitions, educational programming, and historic preservation planning

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, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, and Pushmataha.

Geographic coverage
Specific rural counties in Oklahoma
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 for projects serving one eligible community and/or county and up to $15,000 for projects serving multiple eligible communities and/or counties.

Application process

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

Request access by January 28, 2022 for the next application deadline of February 1, 1022.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Health literacy · Limited English proficient · People with disabilities · Oklahoma

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