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Inasmuch Foundation announces $7.35 million in grants to Oklahoma groups

Grants awarded to 40 organizations that serve Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 10, 2014
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Inasmuch Foundation has announced the distribution of $7.35 million in grants to 40 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.

“It was another highly competitive and compelling grant cycle filled with requests from outstanding organizations across the state” said Bob Ross, president and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation, in a news release.

“We are excited to see the positive impact these grants will have not only in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, but also in smaller communities such as Muskogee and Wewoka.”

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

Education

•$833,700 to Sunbeam Family Services in support of OKC Educare

•$443,286 to Oklahoma City Public Schools

•$250,000 to Mount St. Mary High School

•$250,000 to Smart Start Central Oklahoma’s Early Birds program

•$75,000 matching grant to Oklahoma City Public Schools for a pilot project at U.S. Grant High School

•$25,000 to Tulsa Community Foundation for the Teacher Leadership Effectiveness Fund

•$25,000 to Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School

Health and Human Services

•$1,500,000 to Catholic Charities

•$1,000,000 to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

•$377,500 to ReMerge of Oklahoma County

•$150,000 to Center for Employment Opportunities for CEO Oklahoma City

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Letters of inquiry for the next Inasmuch Foundation distribution cycle are due Aug. 15. To learn more about the foundation, go to www.inasmuchfoundation.org or call 604-5292.

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