The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Guidelines for Grant Seekers

The 2016 granting agenda has been set.
2017 Granting Process: The Noble Foundation will accept letters of inquiry beginning in January 2017 through June 1, 2017. The requests will be reviewed in a preliminary manner based on the initial letter of inquiry prior to the distribution of formal grant applications.
Granting: Communities in School
Granting: Mercy
Granting: Second Chances

General areas of interest

The primary focus of the Noble Foundation's granting program is on capital funding for higher education and on health research and delivery systems. Generally, the emphasis of our grantmaking is geographically focused on Oklahoma organizations and projects. The Noble Foundation will not consider requests for multi-year commitments.

Applicant qualifications

Proposals are considered only from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the United States.

No loans or grants are available for individuals or for-profit entities.

Required letter of inquiry

Before a formal grant application will be distributed to the requesting organization (for completion and return to the Foundation), the grant seeking organization must submit a letter of inquiry. The letter (usually approximately two pages) should summarize both the organization and the project for which a grant is requested.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted until June 1, 2017. In most cases, a response indicating how the request will be handled will be sent within three weeks of receipt of the inquiry.

Letters of inquiry may be submitted via mail or e-mail to:
Mary Kate Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Engagement and Project Management
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401


Questions concerning any granting related matter may be directed to Mary Kate Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Engagement and Project Management ( or 580.224.6246).