ONEOK Foundation Grants

ONEOK Foundation

Grant amount: More than US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Oct 22, 2018

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 21, 2019, Mar 25, 2019, Jun 24, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Grundy County, Will County, Polk County, Iowa, Counties in Kansas: Barton County, Butler County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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  • Grant requests of $5,000 or less may be submitted online at any time, but should allow four to six weeks for consideration.
  • Qualifying grant requests over $5,000 are considered by the ONEOK Foundation Board of Directors at quarterly board meetings in March, May, August and December.
    • Grant requests must be submitted four to six weeks in advance of each board meeting to be considered. 
    • These approximate deadlines are estimated above. 

The ONEOK Foundation was established in 1997 as a private foundation with its sole contributor being ONEOK. The foundation enables ONEOK to maintain a consistent level of contributions to nonprofit organizations where we operate and our employees work and live. Our company leadership realizes the importance of being a good corporate citizen and perpetuates the company value of service by supporting employee involvement in the community and providing financial contributions toward those efforts.


To invest in programs that align with ONEOK values and enhance quality of life and economic well being in the communities where ONEOK operates and where our employees work and live.

Focus Areas

Primary focus areas for our community investments are:

  • arts and culture,
  • community improvement,
  • education,
  • environmental, and
  • health and human services.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Qualifying Criteria:
    • Foundation grants may be awarded only to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
    • Requests for capital campaigns generally should not exceed one percent of the total capital campaign goal.
    • Program or project addresses charitable community-related issues in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and other states where ONEOK and its affiliates operate and where our employees work and live.


  • Priority consideration is given to educational programs, and to health and human services organizations, particularly organizations with programs that help people gain skills for self-sufficiency.


  • Qualifying Criteria:
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given to private foundations.
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given to tax-supported organizations.
    • Foundation grants generally will not be made to organizations involved with the prevention of specific health diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. 
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given for fund-raising walks or runs that solely benefit a specific organization or cause. 
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given to religious groups and churches, except for programs or projects that benefit the broad community. 
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given to individual college preparatory schools or their foundations.
    • Foundation grants generally will not be given to individual persons.
    • Goods or services may not be received for Foundation grants,
      • e.g., participation in golf tournaments,
      • reservations at fundraising dinners or
      • tickets to special events.

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