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Dec. 10, 2015

The Gund Foundation provides support for the local “safety net” of food, clothing, shelter and access to health care in the Cleveland area. The Foundation also works to help vulnerable populations achieve access to health insurance, the legal system, community support following release from prison and safe and affordable reproductive health services. Proposals are considered three times a year by the Foundation’s Trustees. Deadlines for submitting proposals for consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Trustees are March 15 (for summer meeting), July 15 (for fall meeting) and Nov. 15 (for winter-spring meeting). Proposals are due the next business day if a deadline falls on a weekend. For more information, click here.

The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation aims to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals, and other organizations of a general charitable nature. The geographical area of interest of the Foundation includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information, click here.

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. supports 501(c)3 organizations, programs and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunity in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, it is recognized that organizations located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. The Foundation accepts grant requests ONLY from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. Proposals should be received by Jan. 15, 2016 for consideration at the March 2016 Board Meeting. To download the application form, click here.

The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust aims to “nurture and enrich the educational, spiritual, cultural, and social lives of individuals, families, and communities" through grants and enrichment programs. The Trust is interested in a diverse range of projects to enhance the quality of life in the region. Preventive efforts that address physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs, especially those focused on youth, are preferred. Jack Murdock sought to direct the resources from his estate to elevate and celebrate people, labors, learning, energy, creativity, and beauty with particular attention to the Pacific Northwest. The application deadline is ongoing.  For more information, click here.

The Otto Bremer Trust is rooted in and committed to the communities that are home to Bremer banks, a network of financial institutions founded by Otto Bremer. The Trust strives to help build healthy, vibrant communities—places where basic needs are met, mutual regard is prized and opportunities for economic, civic and social participation are within everyone’s reach. Grants are made only to organizations whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota or Wisconsin, with priority given to local and regional organizations that support Bremer Bank communities. The next deadline for proposals is Jan. 19, 2016. For more information, click here.

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