Donna Nigh Foundation


The Donna Nigh Foundation, administered through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, was established as a bridge between the public and private sector to help with programs that government agencies are unable to provide. The Foundation works closely with state agencies to provide a network of supports. The Foundation provides adaptive equipment, which allows Oklahomans with developmental disabilities to push their boundaries and gain independence.


Jennifer Stewart - Organization Grants contact
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1146
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
(405) 606-2912

Financial Criteria

See “Eligibility”


Grants for organizations:

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an accredited public or private school or other publicly-supported agency.
  • Applicants must provide direct services to individuals with severe to profound Intellectual and/or Developmental Disorders (IDD).
  • Organization must be located in the state of Oklahoma.

Grants for individuals:

    • Applicants must have a diagnosis of a profound intellectual and/or developmental disability and a need that is unmet by government or private sources.
    • Applicants can be of any age and must reside in the state of Oklahoma.
    • Priority will be given to applicants with financial need.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • No AT services are provided or covered.

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Computers and Related
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Learning Cognition & Developmental
  • Mobility/Seating & Positioning
  • Speech Communication

Application Process

  • Contact the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to obtain an organizational grant application form.
  • Contact Rosena Rucker to obtain an individual grant application form.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • The Donna Nigh Foundation offers one-time grants up to $2,500 to individuals with needs that are unmet by government and private sources.
  • Organizational grants are up to $8,000.
  • Resources of the Donna Nigh Foundation are limited and not all requests can be met.
  • Annual deadline for applications is July 10th.
  • Grants to individuals are reviewed on a quarterly basis and recipients will be notified once a decision is made.
  • The Donna Nigh Foundation makes payments to vendors only.
  • The Donna Nigh Foundation does not approve requests for autism related services.