Foundation Seeks Applications for Community Development, Faith-Based Grants

Private Funder: Fred Jones Family Foundation (formerly The Fred and Mary Eddy Jones Foundation); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Arts, education, community development and faith-based initiatives; Geographic Focus: Oklahoma; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants range up to $125,000 each (the foundation distributed about $500,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling (the board meets every 90 days).

Summary: The foundation focuses on improving life for residents in Oklahoma, mainly in the central part of the state. Schools and youth-related projects regularly receive funding from the foundation. Start with the application form available on foundation web site.

Info: 405/231-2415 or www.fredjonesfamilyfoundation.com, 1140 NW 63, Suite. 410, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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