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Boren Mentoring Initiative Grants

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is excited to announce a new grant cycle for Boren Mentoring Initiative Grants totaling $15,000 for K-12 mentoring organizations. Grants will be made available through a selection process. Two categories of grants are available:

Startup Grants – Two startup grants of up to $3,000 will be available to new mentoring organizations in their first three years of operation. These grants are designed to encourage communities to establish quality mentoring programs. 

Opportunity Grants – Six opportunity grants of up to $1,500 will be available to existing mentoring groups to help fund programming, training, materials or other programs that advance excellence in mentoring for K-12 students in Oklahoma. 

To qualify for either grant, mentoring organizations MUST:

  • Serve K-12 age children in Oklahoma, with preference given to mentoring organizations that work in partnership with local public schools.
  • Conduct background checks on all mentors.
  • Agree to report qualitative and quantitative outcomes to the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
  • Provide proof of 501(c)3 status or proof of an agreement with a local public school district or other qualified 501(c)3 umbrella organization. 

Applications are closed for the current grant cycle. Check back later to learn more about future opportunities.