Access to Health Care

Previous Grantees

The Access to Health Care Community Grant program was designed to support organizations that provide direct health care services, including mental health, dental, and hospice or palliative care services, to those who would not otherwise have access to such services due to economic, social, or geographic reasons.

Application Process

1. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)
All potential applicants must fill out an online LOI form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023. To complete an LOI, go to our online grant portal (click here) and refer to the instructions on the homepage to log in.

2. Complete an Official Application
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive an email granting you access to the official application. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Please direct all login and access questions to [email protected].

Grant Range

$5,000 to $40,000

Important Dates

  • Grant Application Opens: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Grant Information Meeting: 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Letter of Interest (LOI) Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Grant Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Decision Notification Timeline: End of February 2024



Grants are awarded to charitable organizations providing basic and preventive health care to individuals who would not otherwise have access to such services.

If my organization received an Access to Health Care grant last year, am I eligible to apply this year?

You may reapply this year if the following conditions have been met:

  • The funds have been fully expended
  • All follow-up grant reports have been submitted
  • The program successfully met its goals
My organization has a current grant through one of the other Community Grant opportunities (Opportunities for Children or Services for Older Adults.) Am I eligible to apply for the Opportunities for Children grant?

Yes, but only if it is for a different program. We will not consider funding the same program with two different community grants.

Can an organization submit a Letter of Interest or grant application for more than one project during a single grant cycle?

Yes, applicants will submit letters of intent online. (Please refer to the guidelines above). If your proposed program and organization appear to meet the guidelines, you will receive an email with a link and access code to the online application.

Are applications submitted online?

We have moved to a new grant management program. Both the Letter of Interest and Application will be submitted through our online grant portal.

Check out the top of this page for more info!

Will the organizations that apply receive notification if they are not approved?

Yes, all organizations that submit an application will be notified of funding decisions by the Notification of Funding Decision by the end of February 2024.

What is the logic model which is referenced in the grant application and follow-up reporting?

A logic model is a visual tool that depicts the shared relationship between the resources, activities, outputs, outcomes and the intended impact of the program. Click here to view the logic model.

Recent Grants

A Chance to Change – $10,000 – To increase access to mental health services for uninsured clients in northwest Oklahoma City.

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families – $12,000 – To provide grief counseling services to individuals, couples and families.

Center for Children and Families – $10,000 – To provide counseling services to children who have experienced trauma.

Fundación Manos Juntas – $20,000 – To support their Diabetes and Hypertension Management Program at their weekly free clinic in southwest Oklahoma City.

Health Alliance for the Uninsured – $40,000 – To provide low-income, uninsured Oklahomans with access to prescription medications for acute and chronic illnesses.

Lilyfield – $20,000 – To expand access to mental health care for uninsured children and families.

Mental Health Association Oklahoma – $40,000 – To expand their street medicine program that serves individuals experiencing homelessness.

Neighborhood Services Organization – $40,000 – To support their low-cost dental clinic that provides oral care to low-income Oklahomans.

NewView Oklahoma – $10,000 – To expand their low-vision optometry and rehab services to patients in non-metro areas of Oklahoma, Cleveland and Canadian Counties.

Oklahoma Dental Foundation – $20,000 – To provide on-site dental services to Oklahoma veterans utilizing their mobile dental units.

Oklahoma Project Woman – $15,000 – To provide breast health care for uninsured Oklahomans.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains – $30,000 – To provide under and uninsured patients with no-cost reproductive and primary care.

Remerge of Oklahoma County – $18,000 – To partner with Mobile Smiles to provide onsite dental services for ReMerge participants.

Sunbeam Family Services – $30,000 – To establish a relief fund to help mental health patients afford and continue care.

The CARE Center – $15,000 – To provide trauma-informed mental health services for children in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation – $10,000 – To support the Caring Van units that provide free immunizations to Oklahoma City children.

Variety Care – $15,000 – To provide oral health care to uninsured human trafficking survivors.

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – $8,000 – To start a Pedaling for Parkinson’s cycling program to help treat and slow the progression of symptoms for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Tracey Strader

Community Programs Manager