Apply for a Grant

Eligible Oklahoma organizations whose activities align with the mission of the Foundation are encouraged to apply for support.

Please review our Areas of Interest before applying.


Oklahoma nonprofit organizations that are engaged in charitable activities within a 50-mile radius of Ardmore are eligible to apply. Grants for specific projects and general operating expenses are considered. The organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization or be organized as a government entity or subdivision thereof.

Requests from individuals are not eligible for consideration.

How to Apply

Oklahoma non-profit organizations seeking to submit a request may initiate the process by sending an overview of the organization, explanation of the project, and the amount of the request to SOMF President, Mary Kate Wilson:

By E-mail:

By Mail:

Mary Kate Wilson
Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 1409
Ardmore, OK 73402

Following a review of the initial inquiry, a grant application will be sent via e-mail for completion.


The deadlines for returning the completed grant application — not requesting it — are:

  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
  • December 1

Funding decisions are made by the Board of Trustees approximately eight weeks following the grant application deadline.

Representatives of requesting nonprofit entities should feel free to contact a Foundation staff member by calling (580) 226-0700.