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The 2018 Lawton Community Foundation Annual Report

Since 1999, the Lawton Community Foundation has simplified charitable giving for generous donors throughout southwest Oklahoma who understand it is up to them to make a difference. By connecting these donors with hard-working charitable organizations dedicated to making life better for those in need, we’ve been able to make a greater impact for our community.

In total, the Lawton Community Foundation has reinvested more than $5.1 million in the community through scholarships, grants and endowment distributions to charitable organizations. This year, we awarded more than $80,000 in community and matching grants to 20 charitable organizations and more than $24,000 in scholarships to 13 Lawton-area high school graduates.

As you read our 2018 Annual Report, we hope you’ll witness the impact our donors and charitable organizations have made and celebrate how hard our community works to take care of each other.

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.