Applications Now Open For Inaugural Year Of Commemoration Fund


Tuesday, January 12th 2021, 7:11 am
By: Brooke Griffin


TULSA, Okla. -

The Zarrow Family Foundation is now seeking applicants for the inaugural Commemoration Fund Grant. The applications for this brand new grant, based right here in Tulsa, are open for people to apply until February 12.

The Commemoration Fund was established in 2020 and is run solely by black, indigenous, Latino, and people of color from in and around the Tulsa area. Zarrow Foundation members say they believe this may be the most diverse board in their field for Oklahoma.

They are looking to help people of color in the Tulsa community who are trying to make a difference and might have an idea on how to help right a social wrong in some way. Commemoration Fund Manager Clarence Boyd with the fund says they are searching for nonprofits doing innovative work in correcting social issues in Tulsa.

“The main goal is to support bold and innovative efforts to correct social, political, and economic injustices that impact people in the community and people of color in the Tulsa community,” Boyd said.

Applicants can request $3,000 to $100,000 for single year support and up to $250,000 for three to five-year programs. Grants will be considered for general operations, specific programs, equipment, consulting, research or other efforts aiming to address disparities rooted in systemic racism.

“We’ve got an opportunity to fund programs, organizations and initiatives that can create real, long-term change for people of color,” said Glenda Love, who was named president of the Commemoration Fund advisory board in September. “To be the stewards of this fund is an opportunity I hadn’t even dreamed of and I look forward to seeing the impact we can create.”

Applicants have until February 12 to get their submissions in and the grants are set to be awarded by May in honor of those impacted by the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

For more information or to apply Click Here.