The Sarkeys Foundation recently awarded grants totaling nearly $1.65 million to 55 Oklahoma nonprofits.
A record number of 105 charitable organizations submitted proposals during the competitive grant cycle in February.
“Our trustees and staff are proud of the work being done by the nonprofit sector in our state,” foundation Executive Director Kim Henry said in a news release. “We are happy to fund nonprofits across the state, especially in rural areas where resources are more limited.
“Our focus in 2012 continues to be on supporting organization's programs and services benefiting the most vulnerable Oklahomans.”
Since its creation in 1961, Sarkeys has awarded more than $75 million in grants for education, social services, arts, environmental projects and health care and medical research.
Nonprofits can seek grants in one of two categories: less than $10,000 or more than $10,000. In order to spread funds as widely as possible, the Foundation has capped awards at $50,000.
The next grant application deadline is Aug. 1.
• $50,000 to Domestic Violence Intervention Services Inc., Tulsa, for operating expenses for the DVIS/Call Rape Emergency Shelter.
$50,000 to the Great Expectations Foundation, Tahlequah, for Great Expectations for Rural Schools.
$50,000 to the Hearts for Hearing Foundation, Oklahoma City, for Tapping into Tele-Practice.
$50,000 to the Homeless Alliance, Oklahoma City, for increasing the WestTown Resource Center's capacity to end family homelessness.
$50,000 to Infant Crisis Services, Oklahoma City, for formula, food and diapers for the Needy Babies and Toddlers Project.
$50,000 to the Infant Parent Intervention Center, Oklahoma City, for the Canadian County Expansion Project.
$50,000 to Iron Gate At Trinity Inc., Tulsa, for feeding the hungry of Tulsa.
$50,000 to the Oklahoma Dental Foundation for Research and Education, Oklahoma City, for its Mobile Dental Program for women leaving prison.
$50,000 to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, Oklahoma City, for the Oklahoma Public Umbilical Cord Blood Bank.
$50,000 to Peppers Ranch Inc., Edmond, for Peppers Children's Village.
$50,000 to Safenet Services Inc., Claremore, for the Safenet Services Family Visitation Center.
$50,000 to Saville Center Inc, Stillwater, for its counseling cottage.
$50,000 to St. Gregory's University, Shawnee, for the Benedictine Hall Restoration Fund.
$50,000 to the Tulsa Boys Home, Tulsa, for the Education Building Capital Expansion Project.
$50,000 to United Way of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Legacy of Giving Facility Campaign.
$50,000 to White Fields Inc., Piedmont, for White Fields Education Center furnishings.
$50,000 to the Young Women's Christian Association of Oklahoma City, to provide safe transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and their children.
$50,000 to Youth Services for Stephens County Inc., Duncan, for construction costs for a new shelter/home.
$49,791 to Thunderbird Challenge Inc., Pryor, to pay for a project coordinator/grant writer.
$35,000 to Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment, Oklahoma City, for restorative dental care for veterans.
$35,000 to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation, Oklahoma City, for the Sarkeys Summer Mathematics Institute.
$35,000 to Youth Services for Oklahoma County Inc., Oklahoma City, for housing assistance for at-risk teens.
$31,875 to Health Alliance For The Uninsured Inc., Oklahoma City, for Cooperative Central Pharmacy medications.
$30,000 to Operation Homefront Inc., Lawton, to fund a part-time director of client services and additional staffing.
$30,000 to Rebuilding Together Tulsa for its Roof Program partnered with energy efficiency repairs.
$30,000 to Volunteers Of America Inc., Tulsa, for payee services.
$26,830 to Good Shepherd Community Clinic Inc., Ardmore, for its in-house pharmacy, the Kirby Lester KL15e pill counter and a 30K Cavitron Select SPS Scaler.
$25,000 to A Chance To Change Foundation, Oklahoma City, for partial funding of A Chance to SUCCEED and the Addiction Education Series.
$25,000 to Bridges of Norman Inc., Norman, for career coaching and student outreach.
$25,000 for Life Senior Services Inc., Tulsa, to assist with the funding gap for LIFE Senior Services' Adult Day Services.
$25,000 to the Mental Health Association in Tulsa Inc., Tulsa, for the SafeTeam program.
$25,000 to Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency Inc., Jay, for PROJECT HOPE (Helping Others Procure Employment), a job coaching and mentoring program.
$25,000 to Travelers Aid and Homeless Assistance Center, Oklahoma City, for its Client Services Renovation Project.
$22,000 to Family Promise Of Lawton Inc., Lawton, for a part-time case manager.
$20,000 to Crosstown Learning Center Inc., Tulsa, to continue assistance with the cost of groceries and kitchen supplies.
$20,000 to Happy Hands Education Center Inc., Broken Arrow, for scholarships.
$20,000 to the Little Dixie Community Action Agency Inc., Hugo, for its Early Childhood State Pilot Project.
$20,000 to Rogers County Volunteers for Youth, Claremore, to assist with a funding gap for the PAL program.
$20,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City Inc., Oklahoma City, for Ronald McDonald House II: Keeping More Families Near, Helping More Children Heal.
$20,000 to Youth Services of Tulsa Inc., to provide food for homeless youth.
$15,000 to the Life Change Ballroom, Oklahoma City, for the youth empowerment and leadership program.
$15,000 to Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch, Perkins, for the Lions' Family Resource Center.
$15,000 to Tristesse Healing Hearts Grief, Tulsa, for its Children's Grief Education and Intervention Program in Oklahoma public schools.
$12,500 to Mission Shawnee Inc., Shawnee, for replacement of air conditioning and heating units for the dining hall and kitchen.
$11,870 to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Oklahoma City, for a security gate system for the Madill campus.
$10,000 to Boston Avenue Helping Hands Inc., Tulsa, for general operating support to provide “Basic Needs Assistance” (for financial aid and food) to individuals and families who live in the greater Tulsa area who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis.
$10,000 to Edmond Mobile Meals Inc., Edmond, to provide groceries for the mobile meals program.
$10,000 to Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Inc., Tulsa, for the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Outreach Program.
$10,000 to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum Foundation Inc., Seminole, to provide admissions scholarships.
$10,000 to the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Inc., Oklahoma City, for year-round scholarships.
$9,000 to the American National Red Cross, Norman, for immediate and long-term housing for victims of disasters in Garvin and Pontotoc counties.
$8,000 to the William W. Barnes Children's Advocacy Center, Claremore, for Healing After Child Abuse.
$4,042 to the Hope House of McAlester Inc., McAlester, to purchase and teach the Tackling Tough Skills Program and supplement transportation costs for attending appointments for the homeless in the shelter.
$3,500 to Leadership Oklahoma Inc., Oklahoma City, for Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class XII.
$1,397.30 to the Young Women's Christian Association, Enid, for portable educational and awareness presentation equipment.
To learn more
For more information about the Sarkeys Foundation and the process to apply for grants, go to www.sarkeys.org or call 364-3703.