Avedis Foundation supports public agencies, educational institutions, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations. Organizations must be within Pottawatomie County or the surrounding communities of Seminole, Meeker, Chandler, Prague, and Little Axe.

Priority will be given to projects that are collaborative in nature, involving two or more eligible organizations. Avedis Foundation provides grants for eligible organizations and proactive collaborative partnerships.


  • Individuals
  • Political purposes, including lobbying
  • Out-of-area projects or organizations
  • Start-up funding for new organizations
  • General operating expenses, including annual campaigns or direct mail solicitations
  • Profit-making ventures; prohibited by law
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial or loan guarantees
  • Direct support of government agencies and their normal responsibilities
  • Sectarian religious activities
  • Grants prohibited by IRS regulations

Application Process:
The Avedis Foundation operates two grant cycles per year, with proposal deadlines of August 15th and January 15th. (Small grants may be considered more often on a discretionary basis.) The Foundation utilizes an electronic Grants Management System for application submissions. When preparing for a grant, please review the Foundation’s website, and specifically the “How To Apply” pages on the website for more instructions.

Grant Meeting:
It is strongly recommended that organizations schedule a meeting to discuss their proposed grant application with Avedis Program Director prior to submitting their grant application. These meetings will help the Avedis staff better understand the organization, its leadership, and the grant proposal. In addition, this meeting will assist the grantee in developing a thorough and complete grant application. After the grant application is submitted, a site visit may be scheduled with the grantee.

Spring Cycle Fall Cycle
Grant Requests Due January 15 August 15
Organizations will be notified of their grant request status 1st week in July 1st week in December

Requests must be initiated through our online Grant Request System. Should the due date fall on a weekend or national holiday, the request will be due the following business day.

Grant Application Procedures

Applicants are requested to review the grant guidelines to determine whether their organization and need are eligible for consideration of a grant. The Foundation only accepts requests for funding through our online application process.

All recipients of grants from the Foundation will be required to execute a Grant Agreement with the Foundation.