Our Grant Process

Welcome to the Potts Family Foundation Grants page

The foundation has two forms of grant gifting: Through our grants committee process and through discretionary grant dollars issued to each member of our board of directors. This page is focused on the former.

Notice: 2024 grant application invitations were emailed early March and are currently closed.

Our Decade of Giving report reveals that over the past 10 years, the foundation has disbursed over $2.5 million. You can find a copy of that report by clicking HERE.

The foundation’s grants committee is comprised of board members and community leaders that are charged with reviewing proposals from nonprofits and determining how much to allocate based upon how well the applicant’s proposal supports the foundation’s mission, focus areas, and programs in novel or innovative and collaborative ways. Evidence of incorporating existing community resources through collaboration will be viewed as a strength of any proposal.

All grants aim to support low-income children (aged pre-birth to five) in Oklahoma and cannot be used for non-charitable purposes and/or administrative costs.

Annual Grant Cycle

The Potts Family Foundation’s annual grant cycle typically begins shortly after the first of the calendar year. The process is driven by the Grants Committee of the Board of Directors and supported by staff.

Step 1
Invitation to Submit Application
Previous grantees and select new organizations are invited to submit an application. This will provide a summary of the project, the outcomes, and how the requested funds will support the effort.
Step 2
Grant Scoring and Awards
Our Grants Committee members review and score each full proposal individually and then compare and discuss as a group. Decisions will be made then sent to the full Board for approval.
Step 3
All organizations that submit full proposals will be notified as soon as possible after the Board meeting as to whether or not they will receive a grant. Awards may be made for less than the requested amount.

List of 2023 Grant Recipients

Beyond the Spectrum OK

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $5,000

CARE Center

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $10,000

Center for Children and Families

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $13,750

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $4,500

Child Advocacy Network

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $10,000

CAP Tulsa

Year Awarded: 2023

Awarded: $6,250