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We are thrilled to award $6.6 million total in grant funding to 78 nonprofits, including $5.4 million to 52 nonprofits serving Central Oklahoma, $1,175,000 to 18 nonprofit journalism organizations, and $75,000 to 8 nonprofits serving Colorado Springs, Colorado. Inasmuch Foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on meaningful change and lasting solutions. As Oklahoma City emerges post-pandem

Join our team of impact-oriented professionals furthering the philanthropic mission of Inasmuch Foundation to champion journalism, education, human services, and community to improve the quality of life for Oklahomans. Our grantmaking focuses on serving vulnerable populations and we partner with nonprofits committed to lasting change in Central Oklahoma. We strive daily to connect the community for good through public-private partnerships, and to build meaningful relationships with individuals as well as nonprofits and government agencies.

We are pleased to announce the distribution of $7.7 million in grants, including $7.025 million to 74 nonprofits serving Central Oklahoma.  Another $675,000 was awarded to 7 organizations supporting the Colorado Springs community. 

The organizations selected to receive funding have demonstrated the need, significance, and impact of their programming.   

To celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial of 2007, the State of Oklahoma Centennial Commission placed Centennial Clocks in all 77 counties throughout Oklahoma and many can be found on courthouse squares, in front of city hall and in other prominent public spaces.  Over 130 centennial clocks exist throughout Oklahoma with many of the clocks falling to disrepair due to lack of maintenance and reduced non-profit budgets.  

This week, 20 college students embarked on the 2020 Inasmuch Community Fellowship.  For the next two months, the fellows will work as paid interns with nonprofits in Oklahoma City.  We are thankful to each of the 14 organizations listed below as they stepped-up to host a fellow this summer amidst uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This cohort of fellows have a wide range of talents and interests; however, a common thread is that they are all passionate about helping their community.  In total, the fellows repr

Legal and Employment Services Emergency Grants

Our first round of emergency grantmaking concludes with the following five grants to organizations providing vital support to individuals seeking hope through employment, housing and legal services.  As Central Oklahoma moves into the reopening and recovery phases of the pandemic, these organizations have pivoted to assist vulnerable individuals in navigating the increased legal, economic and employment challenges presented by COVID-19. 

David Griffin

Inasmuch Foundation elected David Griffin, President and CEO of Griffin Communications, L.L.C. to the foundation’s Board of Directors.  Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, champions journalism, education, human services, and community initiatives.  

 Emergency Grants for Early Childhood and Mental Health Services

We are thrilled to announce this round of emergency grants supporting child care services for front-line workers and mental health services for vulnerable families in Central Oklahoma.   “Each of these organizations worked collaboratively to serve vital needs within our community,” said Inasmuch Foundation Senior Progr

Grants Focused on Food Security

We are excited to announce emergency grants totaling $130,000 to four organizations focused on food security.  As the COVID-19 pandemic challenges our country, state, cities, and communities, we continue to be amazed by the response from our local nonprofit organizations to step-up to meet their clients' needs.  

 Launch of Oklahoma Media Center

Building off a successful cooperative media convening last fall, Inasmuch Foundation is launching the Oklahoma Media Center in partnership with Local Media Association.  The Center will act as a hub for collaboration and provide resources to advance local journalism and strengthen Oklahoma's news and information ecosystem.  While The Coronavirus Storytelling Project announced two weeks ago provides assistance to individuals during the COVID-19 crisis, the Center will direct support to journalism organizations and be b