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The TYPROS Foundation provides strategic funding that engages young Tulsans in placemaking, innovation and community development.

Scroll down to learn more about how to submit an idea, important dates and our funding guidelines for grantees.

Our Work

Get Funded

Have a great idea that could improve Tulsa? We can help bring it to life.

Our grant cycle is currently closed and not accepting applications. But write your idea down, tell your friends and be ready to apply next time!

When the grant cycle opens, post your idea publicly on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page. You can upload a video, photo or simply post a message. Be sure to post to the TYPF page and use the hashtag #MakeTulsaAwesome!


* Facebook posts need to be made to our page publicly, don't just tag us in a post on your own page. Everyone needs to see and share your brilliant idea to #MakeTulsaAwesome!

Next, we'll send you a short application (seriously, this is the easiest form you'll ever fill out). Applications are due July 29, and applicants will be notified by August 23 if they are selected to move on to the interview round. 

We'll conduct interviews the week of September 10, and winning applicants will be notified the first week of October

Join us in November at the annual TYPROS Boomtown Awards, our signature fundraising event where we'll publicly announce the grant winners. 


June 17 – Grant Submissions Open
July 19 – Submissions Close
July 29  Applications Due
July 31 -August 9 – Application Review
August 23  Applicants Notified of Moving to Interview Round
September 10 and 12 – Interviews
October – Winning Grantees Notified
November- Grant Winners Announced Publicly


Prospective grants must fall under two overall criteria:

  • Catalytic. TYPF considers projects that are catalytic in the community and for which our funding is crucial to the success.

  • Connected to young talent and important to young professionals in the Tulsa region. 

To be eligible for funds, TYPF Grant Applications must fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Placemaking

  • Innovation

  • Community Engagement  


Does TYPROS Foundation give grants to organizations outside of Tulsa?
Yes. We have a regional focus, we are open to applications from the Tulsa area and immediate nearby communities.

Do I have to be a 501(c)(3) / Can I apply as an individual?
We provide funding to individuals and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

Does TYPROS Foundation provide any assistance to grantees for project execution beyond funding?
We love to help where we can, we want all of our grantees to be as successful as possible. With that being said, you are the project manager for your grant and the responsibility for execution and completion ultimately lies with you.

Does TYPROS Foundation sponsor events or galas?
We do not sponsor tables at galas or ongoing events. It is able to be considered if we view the applicant as highly innovative or catalytic in the community.

Does TYPROS Foundation provide operational funding?
No, we will not provide ongoing operational funding to projects or organizations.

When does the grant cycle open?
The 2019 grant cycle is June 17 through July 19.

How do I know if I’m selected to move to the second round and fill out an application?
Congratulations, we will automatically send every online submission a full application to complete.

How do I apply for a grant?
Tweet, post, email! Tweet, post to our Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MakeTulsaAwesome, or, the least exciting, send us an email.

By posting an idea am I applying?
By tweeting or posting, you are only submitting an idea. To complete the process, you must fill out the full, electronic application sent to you. All applications are due July 29, 2019.

When will I know if I’m chosen for an interview and when will it be?
Applicants will be notified by August 23rd if they are selected to move on to the interview round. Interviews will be held on September 10th and 12th.

When will I know if my application has been approved?
Grantees will be notified if their application was approved by the first week of October.

Can I submit more than one idea?
Yes, submit as many as you like, but be prepared to choose between them if you only have the capacity to complete one.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
We’re glad you asked. Below is our list of TYPROS Foundation trustees. Any of them should be able to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

Reid Spears, Vice President
George Kaiser Family Foundation

Ryan Lynch, Treasurer and Governance

Executive Committee

Meredith Peebles, President
Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Dezeray Edwards, Grants

Jahaziel Hiriart, Communications
The Opportunity Project

Amy Brown
City of Tulsa

Moises Echeverria, TYPROS Immediate Past Chair
Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice

Ashley Knox
Sweet Lisa’s Cafe

Brandon Oldham
George Kaiser Family Foundation


Kate Bates
Silvey Estate Sales

Andy Cagle
Inner Circle Vodka Bar

Chelsea Kester, TYPROS Chair-Elect
Take Heart Events

Camille Nassar
Nabholz Corporation

Andrew Witter
Grand Bank

Blake Ewing, Advisory Member

Maggie Hoey, TYPROS Executive Director