The Lilja competitive grants program at OCF accepts applications each summer to support projects that address the priorities of the fund. Approximately $40,000 is available for grantmaking each year, with average grant awards of about $5,000. Priorities of the Lilja grant program are projects that fall within the following fields:
- K-12 education
- Early childhood education
- Youth development
Please note: Proposals in the K-12 education area should not be requests for teacher salaries, basic equipment and supplies, or replacing government funding, but rather for direct student services (for example, enrichment activities).