Impact in Action
We value our customers and the communities we call home. We maintain relationships with local and regional nonprofit organizations to support the resilient communities throughout our service area. Supporting their work in education, health & human services, environment, arts & culture, and community development makes safer, healthier, and happier communities.
Making a Difference
Since 1902, community service is at the core of who we are and what we do.
We award more than $180,000 in student scholarships every year.
Together with our employees, we raise more than $1 million every year for the 12 United Way organizations across our service area.
Let’s Cool Off!
Each summer, OG&E provides electric fans to assist neighbors impacted by severe heat in communities across Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Since the start of the program in 2006, OGE Energy has donated and helped distribute more than 19,000 fans.
Meals on Wheels
By pairing our employee volunteers with financial donations to meal-delivery nonprofit Meals on Wheels, we ensure vulnerable seniors and our homebound neighbors receive a fresh, hot meal and a personal conversation with someone who cares.
Thunder Community Courts
We are working with Thunder Cares to refurbish and re-energize 30 community basketball courts in parks and schools across the state. The courts serve as important sites for youth programs and local communities. Through our partnership, we will preserve courts for upcoming generations, supporting Thunder Cares’ mission to advance health and fitness in Oklahoma.
Eligibility & Timeline
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation is subject to Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations governing private and charitable foundations.
To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S.-based IRS 501(c)(3) qualified charitable or educational organization or an accredited K-12 educational institution
- Be geographically located where OG&E operates
- Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin
- Have a method by which to measure, track, and report program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation generally does not fund grants for programs and projects associated with, but not limited to, the following:
- An individual person or families
- Building or Capital investments and improvements
- Dinners, luncheons or other forms of indirect support
- Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) organizations
- Political parties or candidates
- Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine. The Foundation will consider funding faith-based organizations which provide services to all clients regardless of denomination
- Sports teams/events such as tournaments (other than Special Olympics)
- Organizations offering goods or services to employees as a benefit of grant approval (e.g., participation in golf tournaments, reservations at fundraising dinners, tickets to special events, etc.)
Applications are accepted year-round; however, funding decisions are made three times a year. Applications are evaluated three times per year during committee meetings based on the following dates:
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 (Committee Meeting in March)
Feb. 1 - May 31 (Committee Meeting in July)
June 1 - Sept. 31 (Committee Meeting in November)