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$1.64 million in grants awarded to Oklahoma nonprofits

The Sarkeys Foundation recently awarded the money to 55 Oklahoma nonprofits.
by Ken Raymond Modified: July 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm •  Published: July 19, 2012

$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.

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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