The City of Bartlesville pursues grants from Federal, State, and private sources to supplement the City’s budget and provide programs and projects to benefit the citizens of Bartlesville.

Bartlesville receives $10,000 Healthy Communities Grant.

Most grants require a financial commitment or an “in-kind” match from the City. The City most often utilizes “in-kind” match options, donating the time and services of City departments and employees.

Available grants

While the City of Bartlesville does not provide grant funding to organizations or individuals, there are other potential sources of local funding:

Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority – The Facade Improvement Grant pays for up to $10,000 in facade renovations – that is any improvement to any vertical facade of a building. The grant requires a 1 to 1 match. The grant funds must be used on the exterior, but the match can be either exterior or interior improvements. For more information, contact Chris Wilson, Director of the Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority at or 918-214-8501.

Bartlesville Community Foundation – Current grants include the Allied Arts and Humanities Fund Grant, the Flash! Philanthropy Grant, the Fund for Bartlesville Grant, the Legacy Hall of Fame Fund Grant, the Service League Fund Grant, and the Dr. Stan DeFehr Memorial Medical Education Grant. Other special grants are announced on occasion. For more information, visit the Bartlesville Community Foundation website or call Executive Director Mike Wilt at 918-337-2287.

Bartlesville Regional United Way – Venture Grants are one-time grants for local nonprofit agencies to help fund programs that meet critical, unmet needs in the community and fit within the Bartlesville Regional United Way’s funding priorities. For more information, call Executive Director Lisa Cary at 918-336-1044 or visit the BRUW website.

If your organization has grant funds available that might be of interest to the City of Bartlesville or its citizens, please contact Grants Administrator Nancy Warring at or 918-338-4243.

Recent grants

Safe Routes to School $172,800

Training & Equipment for Fire Investigators $25,245

Digital cameras for patrol officers $7,500

Frank Griggs Negatives Accession $19,138

Newpaper digitization $14,036

Multi-use pavilion $106,152

Equipment for police and fire departments $50,000

Bulletproof vests for police officers $4,285

Overtime funding for patrol officers $19,797



For more information:
Nancy E. Warring, Grants Administrator