ONEOK Foundation Community Investments Grants

ONEOK Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, 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 Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




  • Grant requests of $5,000 or less may be submitted online at any time, but should allow four to six weeks for consideration.
  • Requests greater than $5,000 are reviewed at the ONEOK Foundation quarterly board meetings in March, June, September and December. 
    • Requests must be submitted four to six weeks in advance of each meeting to be considered.

ONEOK is a committed and active member in our communities with a dedicated Community Investments department to foster partnerships between our company, our employees and the community. Investing in communities where we have operations and where our employees live and work not only is the right thing to do – it’s also smart business. By contributing financially and through volunteerism, we help build stronger communities and create a better environment for our employees, customers and the general public.


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.
    • Requests should specify a specific program, project or campaign the funds will be used to support.
    • 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 health and human services organizations, particularly those with programs helping people to become self-sufficient.


  • 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.
    • Requests for general operating will not be considered.