What is Sarkeys Foundation?

Sarkeys is a nonprofit charitable foundation that supports the activities of public charities through
direct grants and educational opportunities. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


What does Sarkeys Foundation fund?

We fund many types of programs in social or humanitarian services, arts and cultural endeavors, education, scientific research and animal welfare. Sarkeys provides funding only to 501(c)(3) type organizations. See the annual report section of the web site here for a listing of organizations and
projects recently funded.


What does Sarkeys Foundation generally not fund?

A list of programs and agencies outside the range of interest for Sarkeys Foundation can be found on
the website, www.sarkeys.org, under the “grants” link. Some of those not eligible for funding include start-up funding for new organizations, hospitals, vans or other vehicles, government agencies, for-profit organizations, annual fund drives and individuals.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Most organizations classified by the IRS as being a 501(c)(3) that is not a private foundation headquartered and offering services in Oklahoma may apply. Preference is given to organizations
that have been in operation at least three years.


How do I apply for a grant?

An initial call to either our Executive Director, Kim Henry, or a program officer, Susan Frantz or Linda English Weeks, at 405.364.3703 is the first step.  Speaking to a program officer will help you learn whether your agency or project is a good fit for Sarkeys.

Other than grants, how does Sarkeys Foundation support nonprofits?

We offer educational and training opportunities for professional staff development, board members
and other volunteers. In the Spring of even number years Sarkeys presents the Oklahoma Institute for Nonprofit Leaders and in the Fall of odd number years, the Southwest Regional Leadership Forum.

Other support is provided by:
→ The Sarkeys Meeting Room, available for use free of charge during regular work hours
→ A Resource Library located in the building adjacent to the Conference Center
→ A Resource Center for creating and printing signs, posters or other materials


When are proposals due?

Proposal deadlines are February 1 and August 1 of each year. Should that date fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be the following Monday. The online application must be submitted by 5 p.m. of the deadline date.

How often may I apply?

An organization may submit one request in a twelve month period.

What facilities are available?

The Sarkeys Meeting Room is available for larger groups to meet.  This room is furnished with
audio visual equipment and can be set up for as many as 150 with theatre-style seating.  The room is equipped with a large catering kitchen.  Catering is not a service Sarkeys offers, however, space is available for a caterer if needed. 

All catering is done at the cost of the individual organization.  The Sarkeys Meeting Room is available
from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Who is able to use the Sarkeys meeting facilities?


The Sarkeys facilities are available for the use of nonprofit agencies.

Is there a fee for use of the Sarkeys meeting facilities?

There is not a fee for use of the Sarkeys facilities during regular business hours for nonprofit organizations.

530 East Main St. • Norman, OK  73071
405 • 364 • 3703

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