Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a new organization?
Will this be a long-term initiative?
How was this fund created?
How are members of the evaluation committee determined?
If I donated to the fund, how will I know where my money ends up going?
I still have questions. Who should I talk to?
How will grant applications be evaluated?
Grants will be evaluated by committee members based on five criteria:
- Potential for impact on advancing racial justice
- Connection to the Black Community, which includes considerations such as the composition of leadership and staff and the organization’s experience working within the community they are aiming to serve
- Strategy for focusing on under-resourced communities in Oklahoma City, with consideration of the team/organization’s existing role within those communities
- Alignment to the stated goal of the Fund and at least one of the four outlined purposes
- Presence of a clear and actionable plan for using requested funds
What information should be included in the application?
Click here for a preview of the application questions.
What if I apply for a grant, but do not receive funds?
Who is eligible to apply for funds?
Can my organization submit more than one proposal for consideration?
I think the costs associated with my research proposal seem too significant based on the size of this fund. Should I still apply?
Yes, we encourage you to submit a realistic proposal for data analysis and research based on your due diligence and expertise. While there are no guarantees for funding, funders have shown interest in contributing supplemental funds for a strong proposal in this area.
When will award notifications be communicated?
Award notifications will be made in the fall of 2020.