Leola Osborn Trust

OVERVIEW: The Leola Osborn Trust supports mental health, children and youth, crisis intervention, and human services in and around Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

FUNDING AREAS: Mental health, children and youth, crisis intervention, human services

IP TAKE: Grants are few and small, but mental health groups can still get in touch with this Oklahoma funder for program needs.

PROFILE: Established in 1968, the Leola Osborn Trust is a private grantmaking foundation that is focused on the state of Oklahoma. The founder wished for this trust to “provide support for mentally disabled and underprivileged children and young adults living in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.” Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds mental health, children and youth, crisis intervention, and human services efforts in Oklahoma.

The Leola Osborn Trust prioritizes giving for the medical care and treatment for mentally disabled children and youth. It’s grants benefit youth under 22. Its grants go towards treating, caring for, and educating local underprivileged youth. This foundation makes just one or two grant awards each year, and these grants often go towards special education in public schools.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $5,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on Tonkawa, Oklahoma and the area within a 10-mile radius of the city limits. A past local grantee is Tonkawa Public Schools, for example.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is June 15, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision within about three to four months after this date. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com or 800-357-7094.

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