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Sarkeys Foundation awards nearly $1 million in grants to Oklahoma nonprofits

A majority of the nearly $1 million in grants that Sarkeys Foundation awarded is going to agencies that serve in the areas of social and human services and education.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 31, 2013
/articleid/3750477/1/pictures/1940640">Photo - Kim Henry, executive director of the Sarkeys Foundation in Norman. PHOTO PROVIDED. <strong>Erick Gfeller</strong>
Kim Henry, executive director of the Sarkeys Foundation in Norman. PHOTO PROVIDED. Erick Gfeller

• Freedom School Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City: books, classroom supplies and breakfast for children for the summer literacy program, $9,840.

• Health Outreach Prevention Education, Tulsa: “Empowered 4 Life-Making Thoughtful Choices” project for young adults ages 13 to 29, $12,000.

• Heartline, Oklahoma City: chat program for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, $30,345.

• Legal Aid Services Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City: legal checkup clinic for the homeless, $50,000.

• Madill Community Day Care Center Association, Madill: classroom renovation to be named the Prudence Little classroom, $35,000.

• Ministries of Jesus, Edmond: discounted medical tests and surgeries for Oklahoma City area patients who are uninsured with little or no means to pay, $50,000.

• Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center, Muskogee: expansion of family/victim advocate program, $10,000.

• Norman Alcohol Information Center, Norman: addiction treatment for adults, adolescents and families, $20,000.

• Neighborhood Services Organization, Oklahoma City, Housing + Healthcare = Hope: capital campaign to build a new Dental Clinic and Administrative Services facility, $50,000.

• OKC Metro Alliance, Oklahoma City: study room furniture, beds and appliances for a men's residential recovery program, $18,500.

• Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation, Oklahoma City: Patient Navigation and Counseling Services for Uninsured Brain Tumor Families, $10,000.

• Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City: educational equipment for nursing school, $50,000.

• Oklahoma Community Health Services, Oklahoma City: increasing access to care for the uninsured and underinsured, $50,000.

• Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Oklahoma City: Fighting for Our Future: Stories Matter!, $32,500.

• Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Oklahoma City: expanded outreach for children, $40,000.

• A Pocket Full of Hope, Tulsa: UpBeat 360 Program, $10,000.

• Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City: school pantry program, $25,000.

• San Miguel School of Tulsa, Tulsa: HVAC, fire suppression and monitoring, security fence, $50,000.

• Special Care, Oklahoma City: scholarship support, $50,000.

• Stand in the Gap, Tulsa: program expansion for Life Launch, Women in Transition and Widows, $50,000. and

• The Urban Mission, Oklahoma City: food for the pantry, $30,000.

At a glance

Sarkeys Foundation

For more information about Sarkeys Foundation and the process to apply for grants, go to or call 364-3703.

We know the need continues to grow and we are pleased to be able to help with social and human services needs in communities across our state. Our focus in 2013 will continue to be supporting organizations' programs and services benefiting the most vulnerable Oklahomans.”

Kim Henry,
Sarkeys Foundation executive director,

in a news release


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