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Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) is committed to creating Funds that help communities meet the challenges of changing times; to connecting donors with community needs in supporting the long term impact of vital community organizations; and to meeting the charitable needs of all Oklahomans in communities large and small…now and forever.
To promote community philanthropy and involvement and to strengthen charitable organizations in Oklahoma communities, the 2016 Matching Funds Programs are designed to help build and grow permanent endowment funds held at CFO. These matching programs are funded through the generosity of CFO donors.
Matching funds are available January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our allocation of matching funds is depleted, the program will end for the calendar year.
To support local education across our state, we are pleased to offer a $10,000 match for the establishment of a new $50,000 endowment benefiting a specific public school in Oklahoma. To be eligible for this special incentive, the benefiting public school must be recognized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and appear on the most current State Public School Directory. Only one match will be awarded per benefiting public school.
Establishing Agency and Designated Endowment Funds for New ClientsTo promote permanent endowments for charitable organizations, we are pleased to continue our matching program for nonprofit/charitable organizations, scholarship endowments, and individual/family/corporate endowments benefiting 501(c)(3) public charities. Only one match will be awarded per organization, per year. Matching funds are based on the following tier:
To encourage growth of existing endowments held at Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, we are pleased to offer a $2,000 match when new gifts into an existing endowment exceed $10,000. Only one match will be awarded per organization, per year.
To learn more please contact Randy K. Macon, Executive Director at (405)488-1450, toll-free (877)689-7726, or send an email.
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) offers Fiscal Sponsorship services that adhere to Model C – the Pre-approved Grant Relationship as defined by Colvin & Link (2005).
If you are interested in applying for Fiscal Sponsorship, please give due consideration to the following:
*Remember fiscal sponsorship is not a way around nonprofit requirements.
Those interested in applying for Fiscal Sponsorship under the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma will work through the following steps:
Colvin, G. L., & Link, G. (2005). Fiscal sponsorship: 6 ways to do it right. San Francisco, CA: Study Center Press.
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