NORMAN — The Sarkeys Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in grants last year to 34 nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma.
The amount of the grants awarded in 2012 totaled $994,867, according to a news release. Since its founding in 1962, Sarkeys has awarded more than $75 million in grants for education, social services, arts and culture, health care and medical research and environmental projects.
“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,” Executive Director Kim Henry said in the news release. “Our focus in 2013 will continue to be supporting organizations' programs and services benefiting the most vulnerable Oklahomans.”
Nonprofit agencies have the option of completing one of two grant applications for amounts of $10,000 and less or more than $10,000.
The 2012 grants awarded, listed with how the agencies spent the money, are:
• The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma, Ardmore: shower, washer and dryer for the Day Center, $10,000.
• American Red Cross, Tulsa: disaster response in southeast Oklahoma, $10,000.
• Bethesda Inc. of Norman: computers, hard drives, monitors, printers, server and backup drive with software to run and transfer data, $25,000.
• Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, Oklahoma City: grief support groups, $25,000.
• CASA of Oklahoma County: support to recruit community volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children, $35,000.
• Center of Family Love, Okarche: dining room renovation, $50,000.
• Child Abuse Network, Tulsa: specialized program equipment, $18,043.
• Christmas Connection, Oklahoma City: School Connections' school uniform program, $6,500.
• Community Literacy Centers, Oklahoma City: three new classes and partial salary for a coordinator for the LEAP (Learning, Enriching, Achieving, Preparing) program, $24,183.
• Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Tulsa: Updating 2-1-1 information in Eastern Oklahoma communities, $30,000.
• Council for Developmental Disabilities, Norman: insulation and ceiling tiles, $10,000.
• East Central University Foundation, Ada: Rudolph Moot Courtroom, $50,000.
• Family Promise of Shawnee, Shawnee: furnishings for family day center and rollaway beds, $17,956.
• 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
For more information about Sarkeys Foundation and the process to apply for grants, go to www.
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.”
Sarkeys Foundation executive director,