Frequently Asked Questions


* For a list of online submission guidelines, please visit CFF's Request Form

Q: How long is a typical grant cycle for CFF? What is involved in the decision-making process?

A: Applications for grant funding can be submitted online throughout the year. CFF trustees meet monthly to review pending requests. Awards of grants are made on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, and December).

Q: Does CFF accept funding requests for capital projects?

A: Yes. CFF considers funding associated with capital projects, operating support, organizational memberships, event sponsorships, and other types of financial support.

Q: What are some examples of causes that CFF supports?

A: CFF cares most deeply about lifting up marginalized populations and considers how each individual request will fill related needs. Some core focus areas for the foundation include: Education & Youth Empowerment; Reproductive & Sexual Health; Economic Growth & Urban Revitalization; Entrepreneurial / Social Innovation; and Criminal Justice Reform.

Q: Is CFF open to funding causes or organizations outside of Tulsa, OK?

A: More than 90% of funding dollars granted supports local efforts in Tulsa. Occasionally, CFF responds to a specific or urgent need benefiting populations outside its typical geographic range.

Q: If our request is declined, may we apply again in the future?

A: If there is anything that has changed about your organization, or the information you previously presented that you believe may persuade CFF to grant funding, you are welcome to apply again.

Q: Can we contact someone at CFF for additional direction or suggestions before formally submitting our grant request?

A: Yes. We are available to answer any questions you may have in advance of applying. Please contact Executive Director, Heather Palacios at with any questions or concerns.