Viersen Family Foundation Grant

Sam Viersen Family Foundation

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Next deadline: Jul 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Aug 15, 2020 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $500,000

Fields of work: Life Skills Training & Rehabilitation Arts / Culture Access & Participation Educational Access & Equity Basic Human Needs

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Oklahoma: Okmulgee County, Tulsa County

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Oklahoma: Okmulgee County, Tulsa County Other eligible locations: Oklahoma

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Note: Deadline for New Applicants to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is the "letter of inquiry" deadline above. Deadlines for invited proposals &  for Existing Grantee applications is the "full proposal" deadline above. 

Mission Statement
The Sam Viersen Family Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Oklahoma oil man and philanthropist, Sam K. Viersen, Jr. The Foundation board is made up of family members and close family associates whose collective goal is to carry on the legacy of significant charitable giving commenced by Mr. Viersen and his parents—Sam and Aleene—years ago.

In particular, the Foundation is especially interested in supporting projects which meet basic human needs defined as food, shelter, and basic education, and which help dependent people obtain independence. Cultural programs whose aim is to provide cultural enrichment and experiences to those who otherwise would be unable to participate also receive high priority. The Foundation welcomes grant requests of any size but aims to provide assistance in amounts of not less than $1,000 or more than $500,000 to any particular recipient on an annual basis.

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


  • Organizations that are exempt from Federal Income Taxes under Sec 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve Okmulgee and Tulsa Counties are eligible to apply.
  • The Foundation endeavors to provide meaningful financial assistance to qualified non-religious educational, charitable, cultural, and scientific organizations located primarily in northeast Oklahoma, with a primary focus on Okmulgee county.