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Access to Health Care

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

Grant Application Guidelines

Access to Health Care iFund FAQ

  1. Who is eligible to receive an Access to Health Care iFund grant?
    501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide basic and preventative health care to those who would otherwise not have access to such services. Organizations must be located in central Oklahoma and have governing boards based in central Oklahoma. Applicants must be an employee of the nonprofit organization and the organization must have a GiveSmartOKC profile.
  2. Can funds from this grant opportunity support operating costs?
    The only staff costs that will be considered will be those directly related to the service provided. No administrative costs will be considered.
  3. What is the grant amount awarded per organization?
    Grants will range from $5,000 - $40,000
  4. How can I apply?
    Email the name of your organization, a brief description of your project, the target population served by the project and how funds from the Community Foundation will be utilized to ifund@occf.org before the grant access deadline passes.
  5. What programs and projects are considered?
    • Programs that provide primary, diagnostic or preventative services for those without access to medical, dental or mental health services
    • Programs that provide screening and evaluation services for early detection or prevention of chronic or serious medical conditions
    • Programs that provide therapeutic services for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or severe arthritic conditions
    Preference for applications that:
    • Serve uninsured and medically underserved individuals who are not eligible for state and/or federally funded programs
    • Demonstrate a collaborative partnership between two or more organizations
    Please review guidelines for more details.
  6. What does the Access to Health Care iFund generally not fund?
    No grants will be made for capital campaigns, fundraising events, research projects, vehicle purchases, clinical equipment or facility construction.
  7. If my organization received an Access to Health Care iFund grant last year, am I eligible to apply this year?
    You may apply this year if the grant is fully closed, meaning all funds have been expended and all follow-up grant reports have been submitted.
  8. My organization has a current grant through one of the other iFund opportunities (Opportunities for Children or Services for the Elderly). Am I eligible to apply for the Access to Health Care 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.
  9. Are applications submitted online?
    Yes, after submitting an email requesting access to the application (see question 4). 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.
  10. 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.
  11. What is the logic model which is referenced in the grant application and follow-up reporting?
    A logic model is the visual tool which depicts the shared relationship between the resources, activities, outputs, outcomes and the intended impact of the program. Click here to view the logic model. Click here to view the logic model.

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

Grant Application Guidelines

Recent Grants

Community Health Centers – $30,000 to provide free clinical breast exams and breast cancer screenings to women who are not eligible for state and federally-funded programs.

D-Dent – $10,000 to support free restorative dental care provided by a network of volunteer dentists for individuals who do not have access to care.

Fundación Manos Juntas – $20,000 for a program educating pre-diabetic and diabetic patients about disease and prescription management.

Good Shepherd Ministries of Oklahoma – $22,000 for a wellness program targeting high-risk diabetic patients.

Mercy Health Foundation Oklahoma City – $26,000 for a free healthcare clinic serving uninsured patients in the OKC metro area.

Neighborhood Services Organization – $20,000 for an oral health outreach, screening and referral program in central Oklahoma.

NewView Oklahoma – $20,000 for a program that teaches diabetic, visually-impaired patients the skills needed to successfully navigate their disease.

Oklahoma Dental Foundation – $30,000 to bring the MobileSmiles clinic to Capitol Hill High School.

ReMerge of Oklahoma County – $12,000 to supplement existing health and wellness programs for at-risk women participating in the ReMerge diversion program.

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