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United Way of Central Oklahoma Announces Grant to Fund Innovative Ideas

05.08.19

OKLAHOMA CITY – The United Way of Central Oklahoma is launching a bold new program to fund innovative ideas, which are designed to address community challenges in Central Oklahoma. The United Way of Central Oklahoma WayFinder Grant could provide up to $250,000 in funding to local nonprofits that submit an idea to address a health and human service challenge in central Oklahoma.

Local nonprofits will be asked to submit innovative ideas that address problems within United Way of Central Oklahoma’s five focus areas: strong families, successful kids, healthy citizens, independent living and community preparedness. Finalists will be invited to pitch the idea to a panel of community leaders. The finalist with the best idea will receive one-time funding from United Way of Central Oklahoma.

“We’re taking a Shark Tank approach to tackling some of the most pressing challenges in the community,” said Debby Hampton, President and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma. “If you’re a nonprofit with a new idea that could make a significant difference in our community, we want to hear it and we may even be willing to fund it!”

The deadline to submit the information form for the WayFinder Grant is Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the WayFinder Grant, please visit www.unitedwayokc.org/wayfindergrant or call (405) 236-8441.


About United Way of Central Oklahoma
United Way of Central Oklahoma researches human needs within the communities of central Oklahoma and directs resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens.
For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit https://www.unitedwayokc.org or call (405) 236-8441.

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Jachin Merrill
May 8, 2019 Phone: (405) 523-3534

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