Educational Grant Program

The Catholic Foundation annually awards Grants in support of Education related projects to parishes, schools and religious education programs throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Educational Grants for 2016 have been awarded.  Please plan on applying for a 2017 Educational Grant. Sample Guidelines and Application are posted below.

In addition to program materials, many of the grant requests have focused on computers and technology as a means of engaging more students in the educational process. Alan Aneshansley, President of the Catholic Foundation said, “The Catholic Foundation continues to support educational projects for parishes and schools within the Archdiocese. These grants provide extra resources that many parishes and schools would not otherwise be able to afford. This year we will award grants totaling over $100,000.” Many of the grants go to technology improvements in the classrooms. As a special emphasis, this year grants for STEM projects were promoted within the schools. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Youth programs at parishes are also supported by helping their students attend the Youth Retreat Conference in the summer. The Catholic Foundation is proud to provide educational resources to students through our annual Grant awards. Whether textbooks or laptops, “Investing in the Future of Our Faith” remains our goal as we educate the next generation of Catholic men and women.

Again, a Grant Application Form and Grant Guidelines are linked here.   2017 Grants application deadline is September 29, 2017.

Photo:  Grant awards include speakers fees such as the one used for Sister Susan Clark by St. Francis of Assisi Church OKC as part of their RCIA program. Sister is seen here with student Pearson Brown.

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pdf 2017 Grants Request Guideline (380 KB)

pdf 2017 Grant Application (627 KB)