For more than 50 years, Service League provided teens with a safe place to gather at the Youth Canteen, awarded scholarships to area students and supported the youth of Washington County. The Service League operated the Bargain Box Annex and held the Kitchens & More Tour to support their charitable work.

The Service League continues its legacy of supporting Washington County youth through their Service League Fund, providing grants to programs and organizations that offer services to teens and children.

The Service League Fund invites proposals for their spring or fall grant cycles. Any 501(c)3 offering programs and services for youth in Washington County may apply for a maximum of $5,000 in the following areas:

Operating Support: Grants can request general operating support of the organization. Proposals should state how the mission of the nonprofit supports youth and how the grant will help to better fulfill that mission.

Programming: Grant support for current programming should describe the impact of the program on youth and the desired outcomes to achieve.

New Initiatives: Grant can help launch a new initiative or program of the organization. Proposals should describe how the initiative will be funded after the grant period ends.

Training: Grants to improve the critical skills of staff in the organization can be requested. Training can include courses, certification, conferences, and on-site instruction.

Please Note: Organizations may only receive one grant from the Service League Fund per fiscal year (July-June).

 

Questions and request for details are welcome. Contact the BCF at 918.337.2287.

PRO TIP: Go through the application and copy all requested information onto a word document. Answer all questions in that word document so you can save your work as you go. When you have answered everything to your satisfaction copy and paste answers into the online form. Save the word document for the next time you submit a grant for that project so you don’t have to start from scratch. 

Please use Google Chrome or Safari internet browsers to complete grant applications.

 

Service League Fund Grant Application

  • Nine-digit number issued by the IRS. If you are applying on behalf of a component fund of the BCF, please type the BCF's tax ID number which is 731575838.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    If you are applying on behalf of a component fund of the BCF, please upload a blank form.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    This should be your most recent filing to show your organization is registered as a solicitor in the state of Oklahoma. If you are applying on behalf of a BCF component fund, or are exempt from this requirement in the state of Oklahoma, please provide your exemption letter or upload a document with "exempt" typed in text.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    The first page of your 990 includes your organization's name, filing year, tax-exempt status, and Part 1 and 2 (items 1-22). If you are applying on behalf of a component fund of the BCF, or are exempt from this requirement, please upload a blank form.
  • Title of your project or request.
  • PROJECT BUDGET

  • Item:Expected Cost: 
    Be as specific as possible, and use the "+" to add more lines. Your "Expected Costs" should add up to the total cost of your project.
  • This should be the total of the costs listed above. If you are applying for operating funds, this should be your organization's annual budget.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 5000.
    Ideally, this should be the cost of one (or more) of the items listed above.
  • Your explanation should include the specific expense item or items for which the grant dollars would be used as listed above.
  • Source:Amount: 
    Be as specific as possible, and use the "+" to add more lines. "Grant Amount Being Requested" + "Anticipated Funding from Other Sources" = "Total Project Cost"
  • NARRATIVE

  • Using no more than two typed pages of Times New Roman 12pt font, answer the following questions, then upload below. Remember to include the questions as section headings:
  • 1. Provide a brief description of your organization including your mission.
  • 2. Describe the need for which you are requesting grant funding.
  • 3. Describe the target audience to be served through this grant. How many individuals will benefit? If the funds are for training, tell us who will be attending the training and describe their relationship to your organization.
  • 4. Describe the expected outcomes achieved through this grant. How will the target audience benefit? How will the grant aid your organization in fulfilling its mission?
  • 5. How will you evaluate if you have achieved the desired outcomes of the grant?
  • 6. If you are applying for funding for operating, programming or new initiatives, why is your organization uniquely qualified to fulfill your mission?
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please upload in PDF form.
  • (PLEASE NOTE: When you choose "Save and Continue Later", you will be taken to this grant's home page. You will then need to scroll to the bottom and enter your email address.)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.