Services for Older Adults

iFund Grantees

The Services for Older Adults iFund program was designed to support organizations that provide direct services to older individuals (65+ years), enabling seniors to live independently in their homes. Other services for seniors include activities that promote wellness and recreational opportunities, thus encouraging health and reducing social isolation.

Important Dates

 

All deadlines are by 5:00 p.m. of the date listed unless specified otherwise. No Exceptions.

  • Interested Applicants may begin emailing Letters of Intent Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • Grant Information Meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Time TBD
  • Deadline to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) is Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Grant Application Deadline Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Notification of Funding Decision End of November 2023

FAQs

 

Grants are awarded to charitable organizations providing direct services for our community’s older citizens who are still living in their homes.

If my organization received a Services for Older Adults iFund grant last year, am I eligible to apply this year?

You may apply 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 goal
My organization has a current grant through one of the iFund opportunities (Opportunities for Children, Culture & Community or Access to Health Care). Am I eligible to apply for the Services for Older Adults iFund grant?

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

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

No. OCCF will consider no more than one project from an organization during a single iFund grant cycle.

Are applications submitted online?

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.

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.
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 program’s intended impact. Click here to view the logic model.

Recent Grants

ITNCentralOklahoma – $8,000 to support their Mental Health Outings program that pairs seniors with people to drive them to activities around Oklahoma City to help reduce social isolation.

Oklahoma’s Parkinson Alliance – $6,500 to support the Parkinson’s Care Partners that provides free family consultations, monthly support groups and solution packs to families.

Prairie Dance Theatre – $5,300 for Aloha in Motion classes that will engage older adults’ bodies and minds through Hawaiian dance and music, creative expression, cultural activities, storytelling and more.

Rebuilding Together OKC – $30,000 to add heat and air conditioning units to help maintain the interior temperature of clients’ homes through Rebuilding Together’s Safe at Home program.

RestoreOKC – $20,000 to support critical home repairs, handicap accessibility and emergent home repairs for seniors in Northeast Oklahoma City.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Central Oklahoma – $17,300 to support their Provide-A-Ride program that provides one-on-one medical rides to low-income older adults in Oklahoma County who live alone and are no longer able to drive.

Riversport Foundation – $2,500 to support their Wise Dragons, a dragon boat league for seniors that provides physical exercise, socialization and rewarding experiences. boat league for seniors.

Salvation Army – $20,000 to supply basic household items and hard and soft furnishings seniors to help them maintain their independent living status.

How Can We Help You?

Kelley Barnes

Kelley Barnes

Vice President,
Community Engagement

606-2942

Tracey Strader

Community Programs Manager