The Oklahoma Bar Foundation grants and awards program has two annual grant cycles. The first is is for law-related non-profit organizations (grantees) who fit within the mission of the Foundation. The second is for district and appellate courts (court awards) who need to improve courthouse technology that will ultimately enhance access to justice. Grants for both programs are awarded once per calendar year. Apply Now
The grants and awards committee is comprised of attorneys who serve on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This committee is responsible for reviewing written grant applications and requests as well as conducting applicant interviews to help finalize grant determinations. Their recommendations are taken to the Board of Trustees for an official vote. Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization and agree to comply with requirements set forth in the grant contract and application specifications. Regular site visits to grantees are made by members of the Board.
The Foundation may make “emergency” out-of-cycle grant awards on a periodic basis throughout the year, not to exceed $2,000 per grant recipient per calendar year. The total aggregate out-of-cycle grants in any year will normally not exceed $20,000. Out-of-cycle grants are made for highly meritorious emergency needs requiring funding before the next regular grant cycle.