Category Archives: Community

Grants Available for Lawton Area Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations from Lawton and the surrounding area are invited to apply for two grant opportunities from the Lawton Community Foundation.

Community Grants of up to $5,000 each are available for projects designed to improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for a broad range of Lawton area citizens. Qualified nonprofit organizations, as well as state and local government entities, are eligible to apply. Please review the grant guidelines for more information.

Matching Grants will also be awarded to charitable organizations with endowment funds at the Lawton Community Foundation, or those interested in establishing an endowment fund. Eligible organizations must provide programs primarily benefiting southwest Oklahoma. Applying organizations are required to raise $5,000 to receive a matching grant of $2,500-$5,000. Please review the grant guidelines for more information.

All grant applications must be submitted online by June 25, 2018.

A Lasting Impact in Lawton

The Lawton Community Foundation takes pride in facilitating philanthropy throughout southwest Oklahoma. Since 1999, the generosity of our donors has allowed us to reinvest $4.5 million back in to the Lawton area through scholarships, community and matching grants and endowment distributions to charitable organizations. This year, we helped enrich the programs of 19 charitable organizations by awarding $69,100 in grants and $20,000 in scholarships.

Through the pages of our 2017 Annual Report, you’ll hear from Lawton’s donors, charitable organizations and future leaders on why they love Lawton, and how important it is for our community to provide perpetual support.

We hope you will be as inspired as we are about the generosity that is shaping our community. As we look forward to 2018, we are excited to see how, by working together, we can continue to make a lasting impact on Lawton and the surrounding area.