Grants are to be used to assist programs with literacy events or projects, provide continuing education, or purchase new equipment or literacy materials.

Ideas include:

  1. Professional Development/Conferences
  2. Paying staff
  3. Materials
  4. Technology
  5. Volunteer Appreciation Events
  6. Subscriptions to Internet-based programs
  7. Memberships
    1. Oklahoma Literacy Coalition
    2. ProLiteracy
    3. Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
  8. STEM-based activities
  9. Programs

Applicant Eligibility

The applicant organization must have been a 2020 Organizational Member of the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition.

The applicant organization must be a current 2021 Organizational Member of the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition (dues must be received by the application deadline, April 30, 2021).

Preference will be given to organizations with adult literacy program(s).

Previously funded organizations must be in compliance and have satisfied all requirements from the previous grant year.


Grant funds may not be used for alcoholic beverages.

Grant funds must be used to benefit the program, learners, or tutors.

The applicant is responsible for indirect or overhead costs. Grant funds may not be used for items such as building rental, janitorial service, depreciation of equipment, insurance, rent, utilities. OLC reserves the right to reject applications both in their entirety or to offer only partial fulfillment of the grant request.

Grant Overview

Applications for the TFCU Partnership Grant will be accepted from April 1 thru April 30, 2021.

Programs may apply for up to $2,000.

Awardees will be notified by May 17, 2021. Checks will be mailed 5-7 business days after notification.

Grants will be awarded by contractual agreement.

Any unused funds for the specified project must be returned to OLC 30 days following the completion of the funded project or by December 15, 2021.


Contact Laura Taylor (laura@okliteracy.org) for a copy of the application.

Video of Grant Walk-Through