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Inasmuch Foundation announces $4.8 million in grants to Oklahoma organizations

Oklahoman Published: October 27, 2008

  • $50,000 to Family and Children's Services to initiate new school based mental health services and after school tutoring for at risk children attending Jackson Elementary and Alcott Elementary in North Tulsa.

  • $50,000 to CASA of Oklahoma County to hire a program director.

  • $50,000 to Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma to build capacity, including board and staff training, staff policy reviews and updates, technology updates; and to expand successful programs to southwest and south central areas.

  • $50,000 to Junior League of Oklahoma City for The Zone at Children's Hospital, a place for children to get away from their hospital rooms or treatment facilities to read books, watch movies and visit with family or friends.

  • $40,000 to Santa Fe South High School for initiation of a capital campaign, including clerical staffing, assistance in grant-writing, early design work, web-site development, software, mail-outs, printing and postage, staff expenses and advertising.

  • $35,000 to Oklahoma League for the Blind for a pilot program to provide vision rehabilitation services to residents with vision loss living in assisted living centers or retirement homes.

  • $35,000 to Pioneer Library System for Growing like a Read, a 4-year pilot program that empowers secondary and primary caregivers to create winning pre-literacy environments.

  • $35,000 to Youth Services for Oklahoma County for Supporting Kids in Independent Living (SKIL) program.

  • $34,500 to Neighborhood Services Organization for furniture at Martha's House and Gatewood Home.

  • $30,000 to United Way of Central Oklahoma for the 2008 United Way Campaign.

  • $30,000 to Tulsa Ballet for two performances and an abridged student matinee at Rose State Theater of the Oklahoma City premier of Cinderella, including busing and direct production expenses.

  • $30,000 to Community Literacy Centers for expansion of literacy programs, including increased outreach to the community and the addition of three LEAP sites.

  • $30,000 to Oklahoma Lawyers for Children for a part-time volunteer coordinator; position will recruit, schedule and provide training for all volunteers, both lawyer and non-lawyer.

  • $25,000 to Northwest Oklahoma Rural Development Foundation for Buffalo Theatre & Community Centre.

  • $25,000 to Center for Nonprofits for Oklahoma Standards for Excellence program, a guideline as to how a responsibly governed and well managed nonprofit should act in conducting program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising.

  • $25,000 to Regional AIDS InterCommunity Network for general operating expenses and support for Outreach and Prevention Education.

  • $25,000 to Vietnamese American Association for Healthy Lifestyles and Young Adult Education programs.

  • $25,000 to Western Plains Youth and Family Services for operating costs associated with new counseling center and the addition of four new counseling staff.

  • $20,000 to Blackwell Public School Foundation for a recreational area, including fencing, walking track, benches, tables, and equipment for city league soccer and basketball.

  • $20,000 to Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges for equipment and supplies for Adaptive Community Recreation program.

  • $20,000 to Oklahoma Humanities Council for Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma, a book discussion program in cooperation with the Oklahoma Library Association.

  • $15,000 to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park for programs in 2008-2009; includes a touring production of A Christmas Carol, a winter production of Julius Caesar, the summer classics season at the Myriad Gardens, and 2 sessions of Young Company Summer Camp.

  • $15,000 to Great Plains Family YMCA to resurface gymnasium floor, seal concrete blocks of the main building, and purchase a 15-seat passenger bus for the child development center.

  • $15,000 to Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma for full time attorney coordinator position for the HIV/AIDS Legal Resource Project.

  • $10,000 to Guild of St. George for operating expenses.

  • $10,000 to Tulsa Area United Way for the 2008 United Way Campaign.

    To learn more about Inasmuch Foundation, visit or call 405-604-5292.


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