Grant Process

We welcome any questions you may have about the Oakley Foundation, or the process of obtaining a grant from the Oakley Foundation.

Grant applications can be submitted at anytime. Our Board of Directors reviews suitable applications at our quarterly meetings. Grant applications are due:

  • January 10 for review by January 31
  • April 10 for review by April 30
  • July 10 for review by July 31
  • October 10 for review by October 31
PLEASE NOTE: The Oakley Foundation can only consider grants to organizations that have a valid 501(C)3 status. If you have questions regarding the criteria for obtaining 501(C)3 status, please contact your legal and financial consultants, or the Internal Revenue Service.

I am interested in attending a College or University, and I am in need of financial aid. Can the Oakley Foundation help?

The Oakley Foundation does grant money for scholarships, however these funds are only granted to qualifying institutions and organizations that possess a 501(C)3 number. The Oakley foundation can not grant money to any individual.

How does my organization obtain 501(C)3 status?

Contact your Legal or Financial advisor, or the Internal Revenue Service.

How does my organization apply for a grant from the organization?

Contact the Oakley Foundation in writing via traditional mail or e-mail. Please include information about your organization, it’s directors, purpose, annual budget, mission statement, and those who benefit from the services you offer. In addition, please include your 501(C)3 number.

Does the Oakley Foundtion have a prescribed application?

No, the grant committee prefers to have your grant request prepared your way.

What are the grant amounts that the Oakley Foundation has granted in the past?

Visit our 990-PF filing which lists all of the grants for the previous year.