OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Grant

OGE Energy Corp. Foundation

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Next deadline: Jan 31, 2022

Later deadlines: May 31, 2022, Sep 30, 2022

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Human & Social Services Education - Preschool / Early Learning STEM Education Art & Culture

Applicant type: Nonprofit, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Arkansas: Crawford County, Franklin County, Johnson County, Logan County, Sebastian County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Arkansas: Crawford County, Franklin County, Johnson County, Logan County, Sebastian County Show all

Overview:

NOTE: Applications are accepted year-round; however, funding decisions are made three times a year. Applications are evaluated during quarterly committee meetings based on the following dates::

  • Q1: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 (Committee Meeting in March) 
  • Q2: Feb. 1 - May 31 (Committee Meeting in July) 
  • Q3: June 1 - Sept. 30 (Committee Meeting in November)

Mission

The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. provides grants to 501(c)(3) charities to support programs, organizations and institutions that enhance quality of life and economic wellbeing in the communities where OGE operates.

Investment Priorities

The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. will consider each request that contributes to achieving the foundation’s mission. While the foundation will consider supporting organizations in a variety of areas, such as human services, the arts and community development, a greater emphasis will be placed on early education – primarily math and science.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a U.S.-based IRS 501(c)(3) qualified charitable or educational organization or an accredited K-12 educational institution;
    • Be geographically located where OGE operates;
    • Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin;
    • Have a method by which to measure, track, and report program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact.

Preferences:

  • A greater emphasis will be placed on early education – primarily math and science.

Ineligibility:

  • The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. generally does not fund grants for programs and projects associated with, but not limited to, the following:
    • An individual person or families
    • Building or Capital investments and improvements
    • Dinners, luncheons or other forms of indirect support
    • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) organizations
    • Organizations that are not geographically located in an area where OGE operates
    • Political parties or candidates
    • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine.
      • The Foundation will consider funding faith-based organizations which provide services to all clients regardless of denomination
    • Sports teams/events such as tournaments (other than Special Olympics)
  • OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. grant support is not available for:
    • Organizations offering goods or services to employees as a benefit of grant approval (e.g., participation in golf tournaments, reservations at fundraising dinners, tickets to special events, etc.)

This page was last reviewed December 01, 2020 and last updated December 01, 2020