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2016 Grants

1893 Land Run Historical Center Inc. - to help build a new Educational/Historical Center and for move-in funds for displays, exhibits, furnishings, and AV equipment necessary for the opening of the museum to the public

Allied Arts Foundation – for the Allied Arts 2016 fundraising campaign for central Oklahoma’s arts

American Indian Cultural Center Foundation - to help finance the construction of The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

ASTEC Fund, Inc. – to provide capital funding for the new ASTEC Public Charter School campus, which would include a naming opportunity for one of the new spaces at the school

Camp Loughridge – for the Outdoor Program, thus providing an outdoor, hands-on nature experience

The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges LTD – to support the Adoptive Recreation and Sports Program

Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council, Inc. – for OKCIC’s capital campaign for the construction of a much needed pharmacy for the facility

Children’s Hospital Foundation – for the expansion of The Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Early Access Autism Program

Citizens Caring for Children – to support the programs of Citizens Caring for Children which is working to supply shoes for the 3,500 Oklahoma City children in foster care

Community LINC – to provide shelter and programming to approximately 150 homeless families in the greater Kansas City area

Council on Foundations – to support the programs of Council on Foundations

The Denver Center for Crime Victims – to support the Children’s Program, which provides trauma informed care for over 200 children and youth affected by crime each year

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma – to provide financial support for DSACO’s Learning Lab and Tutoring Center

The Dreamcenter, Inc. – for the Creations Afterschool Program, a free arts-based afterschool program for underprivileged youth in OKC

E.B. Williams Youth Center, Inc. – to support the Center’s Youth programs with the purchase of new computer equipment which will allow the youth to stay connected

Edmond Historical Society – to help purchase equipment, furniture, and for the interior renovation of the Rodkey House Education and Event Center

The Elizabeth Richardson Center, Inc. – to purchase two (2) Cloud Chairs for the multi-sensory therapy rooms

Fields & Futures Foundation – to help complete the field project at Roosevelt Middle School in the Oklahoma City Public Schools system

First Serve OKC Foundation – to support The First Serve OKC Capital Campaign which will provide additions to the tennis facilities in Will Rogers Park in OKC

Focus on Home, Inc. – to purchase essential furniture, such as beds and household items needed by families not available through donated actual items

Georgetown Palace Theatre, Inc. – to allow the Palace to drop ticket prices to $2 per student so that students from local Title 1 Schools can attend the Spring production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Girls In The Know – to underwrite a 5 week after-school Speaker Workshop in partnership with the Ferguson/Florissant School District, thus benefitting thirty 4th-6th grade girls and their guardians

Good Samaritan Clinic – to provide laboratory testing, prescribed pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies to patients of the clinic

Hearts for Hearing Foundation – to provide funds for the Give Hope capital campaign to build a new, larger facility

Heritage Hall – to provide financial support for the construction of a new building for the Lower School, which serves students from preschool through grade 4

Howard Memorial Hospital – to provide elderly residents in a 50 mile service area free access to a new geriatric behavioral health service by purchasing a van with handicap lift needed to transport about 80% of the projected patients

Idabel Museum Society, Inc. – to support the Museum of the Red River Camps Programs

I’ll Fly Away Foundation – to bring the You Can Fly Songwriting Program to the ASTEC School in Oklahoma City

Infant Crisis Services, Inc. – to help fund the construction of a 20,000 square foot expansion of headquarters, which will include significant storage space for donated items, a volunteer resource center an workspace, and a detached garage to store the BabyMobile

ITNCentral Oklahoma, Inc. – to support the launch of the Independent Network of Central Oklahoma

LeFlore County Historical Society, Inc. – for the installation of HVAC in a portion of the third floor of the LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowery, thus helping to preserve the collection artifacts

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. – to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night fundraising events, which are used for blood cancer research and patient support

Libraries of Montrose County Foundation – for the expansion of the Naturita Community Library’s early literacy programs to engage parents and caregivers in preparing children to enter kindergarten with a foundation for learning to read

Lydia’s House, Inc. – to support the Transitional Housing and Support Services program for victims of domestic violence, including one-on-one case management, legal services, support groups, and The Children’s Program

McKamy Robotics Booster Club – to help host a VEX Robotics Competition and to purchase three laptop computers for the competition and other purposes

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield – to support essential Child Life programming within Mercy Children’s Hospital and Mercy’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, helping children cope with procedures, pain, anxiety, and death

Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary – for the operating costs of running the facility and to institute changes to achieve Global Federation of Animal Sanctuary (GFAS) accreditation

Music Theatre of Wichita, Inc. – to underwrite the participation of Brian J. Marcum, an Oklahoma-based choreographer, for the 2016 summer season

The National Organization of Concerned Black Men – to support the Savings Lives and Minds Academic Performance Program, which provides a total of 50 children in grades K-5 with an academic and life skills enhancement program that improves math and reading skills through tutoring and other activities

National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Inc. – for the revitalization of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum which will reach new generations of wrestlers and fans throughout Oklahoma

Newview Oklahoma Inc. – to provide support for the Creative Visions art program which will serve 150 visually impaired children, youth, working adults, and senior citizens

Norman Addiction Information & Counseling – to help implement Phase II of renovation to the education room

The Norman Philharmonic – to assist with expenses of concert production, compensation of the Norman Philharmonic musicians featured in a special guest

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter Inc. – to support the Emergency Care/Case Management program, which provides a safe home and quality, trauma informed care and support for future growth

Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute – to help purchase a new van to transport cancer patients to treatment appointments

The Notah Begay III Foundation Inc. – for the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures program, this working in partnership with Native American communities to prevent childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes for Native American Children

OKC Metro Alliance – to replace the motor in OKC Metro’s existing 14 passenger 2013 Gavel Bus, which transports clients to training sites outside AA/NA activities, and medical appointments

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Inc. – for the Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program and Leaders Circle training initiatives

Oklahoma City Museum of Art – to provide support for the Museum’s Education and Community Outreach Programs

Oklahoma City University – to provide support for the Meyers Theatre For Young Audiences which will be presented throughout the Oklahoma City area

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Inc. – to support OK Contemporary Arts Center Capital Campaign for the construction of a new facility
Oklahoma Repertory Theatre Group Incorporated– to provide funding for the production of City Rep’s 2015/2016 Season

Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center – to support the King Adult Day Enrichment Program, a flagship program of the Rocky Mountain MS Center

Scott Connections, Inc. – to renovate an authentic plantation commissary building by converting the structure to serve as an example of a rural church, typical of those that were common in the delta where tenant farm families went to worship

The STEPS, Inc. – for a large bathroom equipped with a handicap walk-in shower and dressing area with lockers for the children entering foster care that are in need of immediate attention to hygiene

Stonebridge Academy – to help purchase updated computers for the students at Stonebridge Academy

Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation – to purchase one Neopuff Infant Resuscitator to assist newborns with early respiratory needs

Town & Country School, Inc. – to partially fund the Town & Country School Conference on Students with Learning Disabilities: Motivating the Learning Disabled Child on April 14-15, 2016

Tulsa Girls Act School Project, Inc. – to fully fund two girls for one year in the Tulsa Girls Art School Program

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation – to support the Kerr United Methodist Scholarship Endowment for Scholars program and provide more scholarships specifically for United Methodist Students from the State of Oklahoma

Urban Peak Colorado Springs – for operational expenses for the 20-bed shelter, which serves runaway, homeless, and displaced youths ages 15-20

Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc. – for the creation of a large-scale public art project called The Big Picture, an 8.5’(h) x 105’(w) glass tile mural

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic – for operating funds for the continuation of free, quality basic health and dental care to underserved members of the community

Wings Ministry – to support the Wings for L.I.F.E. program, which provides mentoring, support networks and education for at-risk youth, prisoners returning home, and their families

YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas – to support the YW Nurse-Family Partnership Program, which provides low-income women with a compassionate and supportive evidence-based program for at-risk first time mothers and their babies


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