Areas of Interest

The Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation (SOMF) became a private grantmaking foundation in the late 1990s following the sale of the local hospital to the Mercy Health System Oklahoma. In keeping with the original purpose of the organization, SOMF provides funds to support healthcare, education, and other community needs.

Please review our Eligibility Requirements before applying.

Applications for support in the following areas of interest may be considered. (Should your request not fall in these areas, please contact us for guidance.)

  • Health
    Projects or programs related to medical and behavioral healthcare delivery, preventative and rehabilitative programs, health-related capital projects, or health-related education.
  • Education
    Projects benefitting public and private educational institutions (including primary, secondary, vocational, and higher education), support for scholarships, and programs that advance the education of area residents of all ages.
  • Social Services
    Programs providing services to the homeless, disadvantaged, disabled, or under-resourced.
  • Other Areas of Interest
    The Foundation also supports other charitable organizations working in the areas of improving the quality of life of area residents, civic improvements, and cultural activities.