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Inasmuch Foundation announces $10.2 million in grants

OKLAHOMA CITY – Inasmuch Foundation announced today the distribution of $10.2 million in grants to 56 organizations serving Oklahoma communities.

Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans.

“There is no institution more important to our city than The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum” said Bob Ross, Chairman and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation.   “I am honored to Chair the Memorial Foundation as we approach the 25th anniversary of the bombing that forever shaped our city.  Inasmuch Foundation’s grant will help ensure the next generation of Oklahomans understand the significance of April 19, 1995 through the Looking Back, Thinking Forward campaign.”

Grants were awarded to organizations addressing the foundation’s areas of interest as follows:

Community Enhancement

  • $2,500,000 to Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation to preserve and maintain facilities and create possibilities for the mission to expand beyond its current reach.
  • $90,000 to Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield to produce a film and interactive exhibit about the largest battle fought during the Civil War in what is now Oklahoma.
  • $80,000 to Lyric Theatre for the 2020 professional season and student academy productions.
  • $70,000 to Carpenter Square Theatre to entertain, educate, and enrich the community with unedited, live theater.
  • $70,000 to Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits to build better communities through effective nonprofits.
  • $25,000 to StitchCrew to connect traditionally overlooked entrepreneurs with capital, resources and social networks.
  • $15,000 to Leadership Oklahoma for Youth Leadership Oklahoma, a program to develop hope, pride and responsibility in our state’s young leaders.
  • $10,000 to Oklahoma Hall of Fame to provide free special Oklahoma-themed events for cultural and family programming at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.
  • $5,000 to Lawton Farmers Market Institute to build a permanent farmers market building in downtown Lawton.
  • $5,000 to RestoreOKC to develop an urban farm to provide job-training, education, and economic development to high school students in Northeast OKC. 

Health and Human Services

  • $1,000,000 to Children’s Hospital Foundation for the Adolescent Medicine Campaign, increasing the capacity to serve more adolescents.
  • $625,000 to Palomar to provide wraparound services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, elder abuse and human trafficking.
  • $350,000 to Pivot for a drop-in center and emergency overnight shelter with wrap-around services for homeless youth.
  • $300,000 to Variety Care Foundation to support health care solutions for the uninsured, underinsured, women who are pregnant, children and adolescents, vulnerable elderly, and those with chronic illnesses.
  • $250,000 to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to make nutritious food accessible to everyone regardless of circumstance.
  • $225,000 to City Care for development of a community at White Fields to   accommodate the housing needs of City Care, North Care, Positive Tomorrows and ReMerge.
  • $108,000 to Mental Health Association Oklahoma to reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing and mental health care.
  • $100,000 to Hunger Free Oklahoma to leverage the power of collaboration to solve hunger in Oklahoma by improving systems, policies, and practices.
  • $100,000 to Salvation Army Central Oklahoma to offer shelter, food, mentorship, socialization, and intensive case management to Oklahomans in need.
  • $100,000 to TEEM The Education and Employment Ministry to break the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.
  • $100,000 to United Way of Central Oklahoma for EmbraceOKC, a broad Oklahoma City Public Schools mental health initiative, and a project of the OKC Schools Compact.
  • $50,000 to Infant Crisis Services to provide life-sustaining formula, food, and diapers to infants and toddlers in times of crisis.
  • $50,000 to Partners In Public Health for capital improvements at newly acquired OKCPS sites to create Youth and Families Learning and Wellness Academies.
  • $50,000 to United Way of Central Oklahoma for the Annual Campaign.
  • $39,700 to Oklahoma City Housing Authority to enhance OCHA’s Resident Services Division.
  • $35,000 to Halo Project to heal foster and adoptive families by successfully addressing the needs of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable children.
  • $30,000 to OKC Metro Alliance to assist Oklahomans who want to recover from substance abuse by providing long term residential work recovery.
  • $30,000 to RAIN Oklahoma to serve individuals and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, HCV and other chronic diseases.
  • $25,000 to Angels Foster Family Network to recruit, train and support foster families utilizing trauma informed care.
  • $25,000 to Family Safety Center to provide multiple services needed by survivors of family violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
  • $20,000 to Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy to improve the well-being of Oklahoma’s children, particularly those in situations that put their futures at risk.
  • $20,000 to Rebuilding Together OKC to make home repairs and safety modifications for low-income, senior homeowners in Oklahoma County.
  • $15,000 to Dragonfly Home for a shelter for survivors of sex trafficking.
  • $15,000 to Emergency Responders Assistance Program for Post Critical Incident Seminars, helping first responders heal after experiencing a critical event.
  • $15,000 to Oklahoma Dental Foundation to build partnerships to improve and advance oral health through care, education and training.
  • $12,000 to Fostering Hope to meet immediate needs of children placed in foster care in Muskogee and surrounding counties.
  • $10,000 to Citizens for Children and Families to provide services to families involved in Child Welfare.
  • $10,000 to Focus on Home to improve warehouse operations in order to better provide furniture and furnishings to families in need.
  • $10,000 to Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research to keep the interactive Count Me In 4 Kids website accurate and current.
  • $7,500 to La Luz to serve Latino survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
  • $7,500 to Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for a project to introduce sexual education to students with disabilities.

Education

  • $650,000 to Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma for Camp Trivera, a one-of-a-kind Urban STEM Camp.
  • $500,000 to John Rex Charter School to renovate McAlpine Center in order to offer additional seats for the high growth in the downtown attendance zone.
  • $500,000 to KIPP OKC College Prep to unite KIPP Reach and KIPP South students and staff in the same building and create a new KIPP OKC College Prep Middle School.
  • $500,000 to Sunbeam Family Services for capital needs associated with Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership expansion projects at Pierce and Edwards Elementary Schools.
  • $250,000 to Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation to purchase their current school building.
  • $250,000 to Rainbow Fleet to repurpose former OKCPS elementary school, Horace Mann, into an early learning center.
  • $250,000 to Trinity School to relocate to Edgemere, a former OKCPS Property.
  • $150,000 to Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School to educate youth of limited economic means through a combined program of rigorous academics and work experience.
  • $150,000 to Fields and Futures Foundation to provide improved facilities, resources and support for the OKCPS First Day Ready initiative.
  • $100,000 to Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation to provide merit-based faculty stipends for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • $75,000 to Oklahoma Public School Resource Center for a partnership with Santa Fe South Schools to coach teachers to drive student achievement.
  • $70,000 to Special Care to nurture all children with and without special needs in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.
  • $60,000 to Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School to underwrite student work study at ReMerge of Oklahoma County and Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center.
  • $50,000 to Oklahoma State University Foundation to assist those transitioning out of homelessness to complete OSU-OKC’s Retail Floral Design Certificate program.
  • $30,000 to Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools for a STEM Center at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.
  • $9,000 to Putnam City Schools Foundation for a Community Relations Coordinator.
  • $5,000 to Positive Tomorrows to partner with homeless families to educate their children and create pathways to success. 

Letters of Inquiry for the next cycle are due February 15, 2020.  To learn more about Inasmuch Foundation, visit www.inasmuchfoundation.org or call 405-604-5292.

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