Inasmuch Foundation announces $6.46 million in grants

OKLAHOMA CITY – Inasmuch Foundation announced today the distribution of $6.46 million in grants. Grants were awarded to 63 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.

“Inasmuch Foundation’s partnership with City Care together with other like-minded nonprofits and funders will provide emergency solutions for Oklahoma City’s homeless population this winter and lay the groundwork for long-term solutions” said Bob Ross, President and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation.   “As our city continues to grow, it will take continued city-wide collaboration to provide the necessary shelter and services for our most vulnerable population.”

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

Health and Human Services

  • $850,000 to City Care for their homeless supportive housing program and to acquire and renovate a building to provide 200 emergency shelter beds.
  • $750,000 to ReMerge of Oklahoma County for the capital campaign to build a new facility.
  • $500,000 to Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center for general support of multidisciplinary response for crime victims; and to expand Camp HOPE programming.
  • $250,000 to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to expand research initiatives in cardiovascular biology.
  • $250,000 to St. Anthony Foundation for a specialized six-bed inpatient unit in Oklahoma City to treat patients suffering from both cardiac and renal disease.
  • $100,000 to City of Oklahoma City for a community liaison staff position focused on homelessness.
  • $100,000 to Community Health Centers to deliver comprehensive medical care to Oklahoma County’s homeless.
  • $100,000 to Hunger Free Oklahoma to increase access to food, the communities’ capacity to address hunger, and federal resources available.
  • $100,000 to Mental Health Association Oklahoma for programs and services in the Oklahoma City area.
  • $100,000 to Peppers Ranch for expansion of the learning center, serving children in the foster care system who have been exposed to domestic violence and substance abuse.
  • $100,000 to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for consultants to guide its strategic positioning for a 40th anniversary campaign.
  • $100,000 to TEEM The Education and Employment Ministry for services to non-violent ex-offenders that support their successful reintegration into society.
  • $50,000 to A Chance to Change Foundation for prevention, education and treatment programs.
  • $50,000 to Infant Crisis Services for BabyMobile program, distributing diapers, food, and formula to babies in crisis.
  • $50,000 to Oklahoma City University for Pro Bono Eviction Assistance Program, providing legal assistance to those who have no knowledge of their rights or access to an attorney.
  • $50,000 to United Way of Central Oklahoma for the Annual Campaign.
  • $50,000 to White Fields for their therapy program and work with youth in the custody of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.
  • $40,000 to Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma to focus on the resolution and prevention of legal problems for participants in ReMerge, a diversion program for women with minor children.
  • $30,000 to RAIN Oklahoma for HIV/AIDS testing, outreach and education services.
  • $25,000 to Angels Foster Family Network for Trust Based Relational Intervention programs.
  • $25,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County.
  • $25,000 to CASA of Oklahoma County to implement the first year of a three-year strategic plan.
  • $25,000 to Family Safety Center for governmental and service provider agencies serving victims and their families.
  • $25,000 to Neighborhood Services Organization to provide transitional, temporary, and permanent housing, education and case management services.
  • $25,000 to Oklahoma Conference of Churches for workshops and panels that model healthy dialogue for a more inclusive Oklahoma.
  • $25,000 to Parent Promise to provide resources to strengthen families through voluntary home visits and educational programs.
  • $20,000 to Health Alliance for the Uninsured for facilitators to assist with organizational planning and capacity building.
  • $15,000 to La Luz Organization for Spanish-English victim services, helping Latino victims of domestic violence.
  • $10,000 to Fostering Hope for new shoes for foster children in Muskogee County.
  • $7,500 to Citizens for Children and Families to improve outcomes for children in foster care in Oklahoma County.
  • $5,000 to Focus on Home for the lease on a warehouse where furniture and home furnishings are delivered, repaired and organized before being given to a family.
  • $5,000 to Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research to focus on health improvements in Northeast Oklahoma City.
  • $5,000 to Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled for a Health and Wellness Park for adults with disabilities.

Education

  • $500,000 to ASTEC to build a high quality charter elementary school facility to serve inner-city preschool through 5th grade children.
  • $500,000 to KIPP:OKC for KIPP Reach Academy and KIPP OKC South Community Prep.
  • $150,000 to Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School for tuition assistance.  Students earn 60% of tuition through Corporate Work Study Program.
  • $150,000 to Fields and Futures Foundation to rebuild and maintain neglected, unsafe, and unusable OKCPS athletic fields.
  • $125,000 to Smart Start Central Oklahoma for a parent resource room at Mark Twain Elementary and for a Community Room in the Bob and Jean Harbison Early Childhood Center.
  • $100,000 to Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation to provide merit-based faculty stipends for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • $100,000 to University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Foundation to assist students on the Autism Spectrum in the transition to college.
  • $70,000 to Special Care to provide high-quality early childhood education, specialized care, and on-site therapeutic services to children of all abilities.
  • $40,000 to Teen Recovery Solutions for drug and alcohol recovery program and for accredited recovery high school.
  • $25,000 to El Sistema Oklahoma for an ensemble-based after school music program for at-risk youth in Oklahoma City Public Schools.
  • $25,000 to Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation to expand professional development opportunities for entry-level educators working with children with autism.
  • $25,000 to Payne Education Center to digitize resource and referral information for parents whose children have reading disabilities.
  • $10,000 to Healthy Schools Oklahoma to expand the early childhood programs.
  • $10,000 to Oklahoma Achieves to spotlight and replicate successful school models serving underprivileged Oklahoma students.
  • $6,000 to Putnam City Schools Foundation to place a community relations coordinator at Putnam City West High School to help build community partnerships.
  • $5,000 to SeeWorth Academy for the Aspire Career program, offering students programming and workplace experiences in the community.
  • $1,000 to Life Change Academy for mentoring program using the medium of ballroom dance for students in Oklahoma City’s at-risk schools.

Community Enhancement

  • $200,000 to Oklahoma City Beautiful for improvements to medians on N. Shartel Avenue between 30th and 36th, utilizing native Oklahoma plants and low water irrigation technology.
  • $100,000 to Oklahoma City Redevelopment Corporation to ensure investors are aware of local assets, partners, and opportunities for private investment under Opportunity Zones program.
  • $100,000 to YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City for remaining improvements to grounds and facilities at Camp Classen in Davis, Oklahoma.
  • $90,000 to ARTSOK for general support of the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow, a unified arts organization with a broader reach and greater impact for the community
  • $87,000 to Arts Council of Oklahoma City to improve infrastructure, aesthetic, and seating availability at Festival of the Arts.
  • $80,000 to Lyric Theatre for their professional season and student academy productions.
  • $76,000 to Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to replace the auditorium’s rigging system, motorized curtain and stage drapery.
  • $70,000 to Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to enhance and maintain educational programs, teaching lessons learned from the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
  • $50,000 to Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits to enhance nonprofit executive and board ability to successfully lead and govern effective nonprofit organizations.
  • $35,000 to Friends of the Oklahoma History Center to provide free admission for students to visit the Center on field trips and to attend special programming.
  • $30,000 to Tulsa Community Foundation for 501tech program expansion, providing subsidized information technology products and services to nonprofits in Oklahoma City.
  • $25,000 to StitchCrew to build a thriving startup community, share best practices and encourage open collaboration.
  • $25,000 to Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore for renovation of the movie theatre where films written by and starring Will Rogers are shown.
  • $10,000 to Leadership Oklahoma for YLOK, developing hope, pride and responsibility for Oklahoma’s future in the state’s young leaders.
  • $10,000 to Oklahoma Hall of Fame to provide free admission and special activities for family programming at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.
  • $10,000 to University of Oklahoma Foundation to support the Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth launch of The Mine social innovation fellowship in Oklahoma City.
  • $7,500 to Pollard Theatre Company for season support.

Letters of Inquiry for the next cycle are due February 15, 2019. To learn more about Inasmuch Foundation, visit www.inasmuchfoundation.org or call 405-604-5292.

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