Zoo Fund For Kids

Oklahoma City Zoo

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Oklahoma

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Oklahoma: Canadian County, Cleveland County, Grady County, Lincoln County, Logan County, McClain County, Oklahoma County Other eligible locations: Oklahoma

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Overview:

Zoo Fund for Kids

The ZOOfund for Kids program is a grant program assisting schools and non-profit organizations by providing an opportunity for children to attend a Zoo education class and experience wildlife and nature on a personal level. Since its creation in 1997, more than 430,000 children have been served.

The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS), a nonprofit organization supporting the OKC Zoo’s mission, provides these grants to offset the cost of zoo education programs. Grants are available for Pre-K to 12th grade students, libraries and non-profit youth and adult organizations on a competitive basis.

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

Eligibility:

  • Schools: Schools must select one of two program options, either:
    • classes at the OKC Zoo (Pre K – 12) OR
    • an outreach program(s) at awarded site.
    • Schools may apply for a bus allotment up to $150 per bus.
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Nonprofit organizations must select one of two program options, either:
    • classes at the OKC Zoo (Pre K – 12) OR
    • an outreach program(s) at awarded site.
    • Non-profits may apply for a bus allotment up to $150 per bus.
  • Libraries: Libraries are awarded outreach programs at their site only. 
  • Eligibility requirements: 
    • Applications must be complete with all requested information provided.
    • Applications must be received by the application deadline.
    • Request must be from an Oklahoma based school, library or non-profit organization.
    • Applicants must request an education program at the OKC Zoo or an education outreach program provided by the OKC Zoo. 
    • School applications must include a letter on school letterhead, signed by the principal, acknowledging their school has applied for the ZFK grant.
    • Final Report must be submitted.

Preferences:

  • For School and library applicants only, preference will be given to those with 80% or more of their students receiving free or reduced lunches.
  • Preference will be given to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations with-in the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas.
    • (Metro and surrounding areas include but is not limited to Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Moore, Midwest City, Del City, Norman, Bethany, Piedmont, Deer Creek, Choctaw, Warr Acres)

Ineligibility:

  • Funds cannot be used with any other Zoo or ZOOfriends specials or promotions.
  • Food costs, overnight programs, rides and shows are not covered by these funds.
  • Funds must be used by July 31, 2021 and cannot be carried over, held or transferred.
  • Grants cover program and admission costs only. Bus allowance may not cover complete cost of transportation.
  • The Oklahoma City Zoo does not provide programs to private homes.