Tulsa Grants

Who May Apply

Organizations located in Tulsa, Oklahoma that are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The organization should qualify as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1) or (a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Funding Areas of Interest

Priority will be given to the following areas of interest: (1) arts & humanities; (2) education; and (3) social service organizations that promote self-sufficiency.

What We Fund

The Foundation provides grants for general operating funds, program funds, and capital campaigns.  The Foundation generally does NOT provide sponsorships or funds in support of specific fund-raising events (such as dinners, auctions etc.) or provide grants or scholarships to individuals.

Time Frame

Interested organizations are required to submit a letter of intent through the Foundation’s online grant management system by May 12, 2017 (the link is available on the “Grant Application” page of this website).  The Letter of Intent will briefly outline the organization’s desired grant request.  Organizations will be informed as to whether they are invited to apply by early-June, 2017.  A full grant application will then be available for invited organizations and should be submitted by Friday, August 11, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed in November 2017 and distribution of awards will be made prior to the end of December 2017.  Organizations that do not meet the above deadlines will not be eligible for consideration in this grant cycle.

Grant Reports

Grant reports are mandated on a case-by-case basis, but are generally required for all grants of $20,000 or more. If applicable, grant report requirements will be outlined in the grantee’s Grant Agreement.


If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Carter at scarter@adamsfoundation.org or 918-591-2433.