What does The Kirkpatrick Family Fund support?
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund offers three main types of support:
- Project Support: These grants are restricted to a specific program or project that provides direct benefit to the organization's constituents over a period of time to achieve measurable results. Project support grants may be used to pay for all costs directly related to the operation of the project. Project support grants cannot be used for general administration of the organization.
- General Operating Support: This type of support is generally awarded for activities that strengthen an organization, helping the group to better achieve its mission. General Operating Support may include expansion of services, infrastructure improvement, organizational assessment, strategic planning, board/staff development, and so on. This funding is unrestricted and an organization may use the funds in any way that supports its mission.
- Endowment Matching Support: This grant category supports the organization’s efforts to build a Charitable Organization Endowment Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The purpose of this program is to build a sustainable source of revenue for the organization by engaging a broad base of donors interested in supporting the organization’s mission and program goals.
How do I submit my Application?
The first step is to contact the Kirkpatrick Family Fund at (405) 767-3702 to discuss your request prior to accessing the online forms. All requests for Project Support, Endowment Matching, and General Operating Support must be submitted through our online grant process.
How much can my organization apply for?
Our median grant amount is approximately $10,000. Organizations new to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund frequently receive smaller awards. We occasionally make larger grants to organizations that are closely aligned with our strategic goals.
What happens after I submit my Application?
Receipt of your submitted application will be confirmed via email. You will receive written notification regarding the status of your application approximately eight-twelve weeks after the deadline. Organizations applying in the Small Project Support or Matching Grant categories will receive notification after the quarterly trustee meeting at which their request is considered. For a complete 2012-2013 grant cycle calendar, please emailthe Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
What if I miss the deadline?
The Small Project Support and Matching Grant categories have rolling deadlinesand applications are continuously accepted. Consideration of these requests happens on a quarterly basis.
Large Project Support and General Operating Support Categories have deadlinesof March 1 and September 1. Due to the large volume of applications received by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, we regret that we cannot accept late applications. Our online grants program will only allow submissions through midnight the date of the deadline; applications saved In Progress will not be processed.
My group doesn't have tax-exempt status. Can I still apply?
Groups that do not have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are not eligible to receive funding. Some exceptions are made for units of Government carrying out a project that is aligned with our strategic goals.
May I receive assistance with my application?
All organizations interested in submitting a grant request are strongly encouraged to contact the Kirkpatrick Family Fund two to three months prior to the application deadline. This allows time to discuss the organizations goals, provide guidance, and any needed technical assistance in developing the grant.
APPLICATION RELATED QUESTIONS
What is a Statement of Activities?
The Statement of Activities is a financial statement that reports the organization’s income and expense for a certain period of time. This statement is also known as a Profit and Loss Statement (P & L) or Income Statement. Ideally this attachment is the version that is distributed to the board of directors or used internally by staff and is material generated as a standard report by your accounting system. A Statement of Activities should be submitted for the most recently completed Fiscal Year as well as the Current Fiscal Year.
What is a Balance Sheet?
The Balance Sheet is a required financial statement that reflects the organization Assets and Liabilities. This is also referred to as a Statement of Financial Position. Balance Sheets should be submitted for the most recently completed and current Fiscal Year.
What is the 3 Year Financial Summary?
The financial summary is a required attachment and must be completed using the consolidated format provided by Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Applicants can complete the PDF document provided or recreate the form as a spreadsheet. Previous financial statements for 3 years will not be accepted as a substitute. The form is provided as a fillable .pdf form through a link in your online application. You will also find the form on the Downloads page of this website.
What is GiveSmartOKC?
GiveSmartOKC is a database hosted by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation that provides comprehensive and objective information about non-profits in central Oklahoma.
I have a complete GiveSmartOKC profile. Do I still have to submit my attachments?
Project Support applicants with a current and complete GiveSmartOKC profile will only need to submit a project budget and project narrative with their completed application. Additional information may be requested by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. A grantee without a current and complete profile must submit all attachments requested within the application.
What do I do if I cannot access my IGAM account?
Your IGAM account login is the email address and password set at the creation of your IGAM account. If you cannot remember your password, you may request that it be sent to you by email through the account login page. If you no longer have access to the account, contact the Kirkpatrick Family Fund by emailor telephone at (405)767-3702. You may be required to create a new login account and could lose previous grant submissions created through the lost account.
Organizations are encouraged to create a generic email account specifically designated for processing grant applications. The reason for this is because the IGAM maintains records of your organizations grant submissions to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. These records may only be accessed through the account log-in of the individual that submitted the grant. By creating a generic email, you ensure that the login name and password are transferable through changes to staff or other unforeseen issues.