Zoo Fund for Kids Grant

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The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS), the Zoo's non-profit support group, provides grants to offset the cost of zoo education programs. These are available to pre-school through high school students, as well as youth and adult organizations.

Important Dates to Remember for ZFK Grants:

  • September 1, 2017 Grant Application Submission Deadline 
  • September 30, 2017 Grant Award Notification 
  • January 31, 2018 Grant Scheduling Deadline 
  • February 1, 2018 Wait List Notification Begins 
  • July 31, 2018 Grant Use Deadline for 2017-2018 Cycle 
  • September 1, 2018 Applications Due for 2018-2019 Grant Cycle 
  • September 30, 2018 Grant Ward Notification
  • Important Changes to the OKC Zoo Fund Grant

Application Guidelines:

Eligibility Preference:

  • Applications requesting education programs.
  • Nonprofit social service and civic organizations and clubs.
  • Schools and organizations in the Oklahoma City sales tax area.
  • Schools with more than 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunches.

Selection Process:

  • Only completed applications are accepted.
  • Grant applications are reviewed on a competitive basis.
  • Funding is determined by availability of funds, socioeconomic status of participants, and how the group will benefit from the project.

Grant Restrictions:

  • Grants cannot be used with other Zoo specials or promotions.
  • Food costs, overnight programs, rides and shows are not covered under this grant.
  • Transportation within a 25-mile radius of the Oklahoma City Zoo will be considered for partial funding.
  • Funds not used in the appropriate time frame cannot be carried over, held or transferred.
  • Grants cover program and admission costs only. Bus allowance does not cover complete cost of transportation.

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