May 10, 2021




Contact:          Peyton Stacy, Director of Policy & Grant Administration – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Office:             (405) 236-5437, extension 116

Mobile:           (405) 412-8600




Child Advocacy Group Selected to Award Grants Fighting Adverse Childhood Experiences

 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is seeking proposals from 501(c)3 organizations addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

OICA will administer a pair of $2,500 grants for nonprofit organizations that share OICA’s commitment to reducing ACEs; the funding for the grants comes from Anthem, Inc. The grant proposal may be to fund a specific program, project, or general organizational support. Preference in grant selection will be given to OICA-member organizations to become a member of OICA, please go to

“OICA is grateful to Anthem for joining with us to help youth organizations provide a better future for Oklahoma’s children by addressing adverse experiences today,” said Peyton Stacy, OICA’s director of policy and grant administration. “These two grants will help a pair of youth organizations to make a difference in their communities.”

Stacy said the deadline for proposals is June 7 at 5 p.m., CDT; winning proposals will be announced June 21 and funds will be distributed shortly thereafter. The proposals must include:

  • The organization’s name, a contact within the organization, its mission, primary programs, demographics of the population served, sources of the organization’s funding, and how long the organization has been in existence.
  • Specifically, what the grant will fund and how it will reduce ACEs among its target population.
  • The time frame of the program, project, or general support funding.
  • The projected budget and total cost of the program, project, or general support funding.
  • The organization’s federal tax ID number.

In addition, attached to the application must be proof of 501(c)3 status, a list of staff and board/trustee members, and the most recent audit of the organization. Applications should be emailed to Stacy at

“This grant opportunity is another way OICA works with our partner organizations across Oklahoma to make life better for our state’s children,” Stacy concluded. “We all must continue working together to meet our shared goal of reducing adverse childhood experiences and doing everything we can to make Oklahoma a true ‘Top 10’ state for its children.”

For more information or if there are any questions, contact Stacy at or by calling the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy at (405) 236-5437, extension 116. The full RFP is available on the OICA website at