Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Flint Family Foundation.

Agency Criteria:

The Flint Family Foundation funds only 501(c)3 organizations, and primarily those that qualify as a public charity under Section 509(a)1 or Section 509(a)2 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The Flint Family Foundation focuses the majority of its funds in the Tulsa, Oklahoma geographical area.

Exclusions:

The Flint Family Foundation does not financially support events.

The Flint Family Foundation does not financially support organizations which require individuals to profess any religion or religious beliefs in order to receive services.  Additionally, the use of religious signage, literature, or verbal ministering in agency programming is reviewed and considered during the evaluation process and may negatively impact the funding of a program or agency.

The Flint Family Foundation is not currently funding capital campaigns.

Funding:

Our funding preference is for programs; however, we will consider providing funding for specific operating support.  

We will issue grants up to $50,000.  Your grant application should provide enough information to support the amount of your request.

If your agency is in its first year of operation, your request is limited to no more than $10,000.

Funding over $50,000 is by invitation only.

2018 Grant Process:

Our on-line grant process requires the submission of an Application along with supporting documents as requested on the Application form.

Our grant process can only be accessed online.

If you have already established an account, you can access the Application directly from your account Dashboard or by accessing the link on the Application Access tab and entering your username and password.  

If you have never applied with us using our online service, please go to the Application Access tab on this website to create an account to begin the process.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Walsh at (918) 710-3331.

Grant Application:

Submission of Application

The online Application will be available beginning on August 15, 2018, and must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on September 30, 2018.  Any Application that is not received by the deadline or does not include all supporting documents will not be considered. Please note that submitting an Application does not guarantee funding.

**Deadlines are the last possible moment that you may submit your work to us.  All materials may be submitted prior to the deadline.**

Program Goals:

We will be carefully evaluating the client centered goal you submit in the 2018 Grant Application.  This goal should be both observable and measurable.  While of course we hope you meet your goal, we understand that sometimes you may not.  We will be interested in how you use the data (positive and negative), that your goal generates.  Consider this an opportunity to use your data to course correct if need be.

As stated on the Application, we suggest you use the SMART goal model, to include objectives that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Specific.  The template below provides guidance on how to develop your goal.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Template

The Essential Guide to Writing SMART Goals by Emily Esposito

Crafting S.M.A.R.T. Goals are designed to help you identify if what you want to achieve is realistic and determine a deadline. When writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals use concise language, but include relevant information. These are designed to help you succeed, so be positive when answering the questions.

Initial Goal (Write the goal you have in mind):

1.       Specific (What do you want to accomplish? Who needs to be included? When do you want to do this?             Why is this a goal?)

2.       Measurable (How can you measure progress and know if you’ve successfully met your goal?)

3.       Achievable (Do you have the skills required to achieve the goal? If not, can you obtain them? What is              the motivation for this goal? Is the amount of effort required on par with what the goal will achieve?)

4.       Relevant (Why am I setting this goal now? Is it aligned with overall objectives?)

5.       Time-Specific (What’s the deadline and is it realistic?)

S.M.A.R.T. Goal (Review what you have written, and craft a new goal statement based on what the answers to the questions above have revealed).

The goal you provide should have client impact on the program for which you are requesting funds.

Following are two examples of goals that were taken from the 2017 Grant Applications that we thought were particularly good:

1)       TSO’s first goal for this season is to expand the reach and impact of the Any Given Child/Link Up program from almost 12,000 in 2016-2017 to at least 17,000 students and teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.  This will represent a 45% enrollment increase over last year’s program and will include a minimum of 11 school concerts and one Family Concert over the course of 8 days in 5 concert venues in February and March of 2018.

2)       An important component of any career development plan is job acquisition.  Therefore, our first goal will be job placement. The goal for 2018 is that Goodwill Tulsa WORKS Career Academy participants will fill 550 jobs in the community.  This is 10% greater than the goal for 2017 and will lead to approximately 70 additional indirect and induced jobs.

Awards:

Notification of awards and/or regrets will take place between December 18-21, 2018.

Mid-Year Reports:

Agencies that receive a grant are required to submit a Mid-Year Report which is due by 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on August 1st of the year following the grant award.  These reports are part of the application process and are submitted through the online service.  If we do not receive this required follow-up report, the agency will not be considered for funding during the next grant cycle.

Our Mid-Year Report focuses on the goals that were identified in the grant application.  Additionally there are specific questions that should help us understand the issues, insights, mistakes and challenges you have faced during the implementation of the grant.  

Acknowledgements:

We require a Grant Contract which will be provided to recipient agencies through our online process.

While we do not accept thank you gifts, a personalized thank you note for an awarded grant is not only appropriate and appreciated, but also a necessity.  Remember, it is always easier to make the next ask when you've paved the way with a sincere thank you.

Important Information

Current Grantees

See a list of the 2017 Flint Family Foundation grantees.

Grantee Photo Gallery

Click here to see photos provided by our Grantees.   

Grantee Updates

Read what a few of our grantees have to say about the good work they are able to get done with the partnership and help of the Flint Family Foundation.

With Gratitude

Thank you area non-profits for the good work you do!

Get in Touch

Flint Family Foundation
1625 W. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK  74107

Telephone918-587-7131
Fax918-584-6957

Email
Sharon Walsh, Executive Director
swalsh@flintfamilyfoundation.org