Corporate Donation/Sponsorship Procedures
Since 1976 1st Bank Oklahoma has strongly believed in supporting the
communities it serves. We have a profound and long-standing belief in fulfilling
our responsibility as a concerned corporate citizen. We are dedicated to giving
back to the people and communities who have made us a success.
Criteria and Guidelines
1st Bank Oklahoma’s support generally focuses on public education and social
responsibility in the communities. In addition we focus on specific projects and
programs that we feel add value. Below are generally some areas we support:
Education both secondary and collegiate
Organized sports existing within public and private schools
Civic and Community Services
Some charitable not for profit organizations 501(c)(3) with value and
positive impact on the citizens of Rogers County.
Types of Support
1st Bank Oklahoma will donate monetary, products and volunteer time. Amounts
vary according to need of organization and level of support determined to be
appropriate by the company.
Organizations Outside of Funding Guidelines
1st Bank Oklahoma receives many more requests for funding than the company
can support. A decision to decline a request does not imply that the applicant’s
program is not needed or valued, but simply that it does not fall within our giving
guidelines or priorities, or that funds are simply not available.
The company typically does not support the following:
Organizations without 501(c)(3) status
Travel expenses of groups or individuals
Recreational sports organizations or athletic associations
Political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts
Organizations located in communities outside of 1 st Bank Oklahoma’s
Proposal Review Process
Requests for funding are reviewed by 1st Bank Oklahoma’s Corporate Donation
Committee, which generally meets on a bi-monthly basis. Decisions regarding a
request may take 6-8 weeks so please submit your request early. Organizations
will be notified in writing of any decisions made regarding funding.
Fill out an application and send to 1st Bank Oklahoma at the address below or
drop it by any of our locations and it will be forwarded to the proper committee.
The following information must be included in your application:
Your organizations mission statement
Objectives for funding/use
Type of donation requested
Amount of donation requested
Please note that because of the volume of requests, we do not accept
telephone inquiries. Applications and/or written proposals will only be accepted.
You may either mail your request to the address below or drop it off at any of our
1st Bank Oklahoma
P O Box 888
Claremore, OK 74018
Attn: Paula Roland
Application for Donation/Sponsorship
Legal name of organization
City, State, Zip Phone Number Fax
Tax Status Tax ID
Purpose of Donation
Amount Requested $______________
Amount Granted in Prior year $________
# of volunteer hours requested ______
# of volunteer hours prior year _______
Name of Contact Person Title
Phone Number Email Address
Please include a “Request for Proposal” of your sponsorship opportunity with this
application. Thank you.
1st Bank Employee Requests
Employees involvement in the organization
Approved ________ __ Date _______________
Denied __________ Date ________________
Basis for Decision