The McCasland Foundation was established on December 26, 1950, by T.H. McCasland, founder of Mack Energy Co. His philosophy, adopted by his children and grandchildren, views granting money as giving back to the community the opportunities and generosity received. The current trustees include all family members from the second and third generations.
The Foundation started with $500 in assets and has a perpetual existence. In almost 60 years, the Foundation has grown to assets of over $35 million. The Foundation grants money almost exclusively in the state of Oklahoma and concentrates its efforts in the Southwest region of the state. It is also open to grant requests in Louisiana. The main areas of interest are education, primarily special projects for public schools and universities, including numerous scholarship funds; cultural organizations; and community-based organizations.
For grant seekers, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry from 501(c)(3) organizations submitted through our online grants management system. Deadlines for our spring and fall grant cycles are listed below. For more information about our activities, interests, or grant processes, please feel free to contact the Foundation directly.
580 - 252 - 6559
Barbara M. Braught, Executive Director
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SPRING GRANT CYCLE *
Spring Grant Cycle Opens: November 15
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 15
Organizations Notified by E-Mail on Decision to Invite Grant Application: by March 1
Grant Application Deadline: April 1
Written Notification on Funding Decision Provided by E-Mail or Mail: by June 1
FALL GRANT CYCLE *
Fall Grant Cycle Opens: June 1
* If deadlines should fall on a weekend or national holiday, items are due the following business day.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 15
Organizations Notified by E-Mail on Decision to Invite Grant Application: by October 1
Grant Application Deadline: October 15
Written Notification on Funding Decision Provided by E-Mail or Mail: by December 1