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2017 Grants

Accion New Mexico – to support the launch of the New Mexico Dream Circle for Entrepreneurship

Adelante Development Center, Inc. – to support Adelante’s Arts and Animals Day Program, encouraging people with disabilities to explore new experiences and opportunities

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Oklahoma Chapter – to support the Oklahoma City Care Connections program, to expand services available to OKC families dealing with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Angel’s Flight-Central – to support Angel Flight Central services, namely; growing the volunteer pilot network; building the service base so more hospitals, clinics, and agencies know about services; and mission operations (arranging the flights)

Attention, Inc. – to support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program at the only overnight emergency shelter for youth in Boulder County

Bacone College – to support Bacone College’s Native American Young Adult Tribal Language Fair

Best Buddies New Mexico – to support the BBNM Friendship Program

Blue Skies Therapeutic Riding – to purchase outdoor shelters and equipment, thus preserving the health of the horses that provide therapy activities for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities

Boys Hope Girls Hope – to support Project HOPE, a Residential Scholarship Program

Bright Futures Fund – to support the Scholarship Program for impoverished students

Canterbury Voices, Inc. – to support Canterbury Youth Voices 2017-2018 Choral Music Education program

Catalyst Teen Center – to support bringing a new After School Program into 2 new schools

Center for Children and Families, Inc. – to support expanded services for the Summer Program, providing a safe positive place to strengthen and heal

Center of Southwest Culture Inc. – to support the Sembrando Salud! Healthy food initiative program

Central Oklahoma Ballet Company – to provide funding for The Oklahoma Community Orchestra’s presentation of The Nutcracker

Chisholm Trail Arts Council, Inc. – for the purchase of a gallery hanging system and lights in order to professionally hang and display painting in a secure manner in CTAC’s new art gallery space

City Rescue Mission – for general operations and sustainability

Claremore Productions, Inc. – to underwrite the expenses for children with families that cannot afford the fees to participate in the summer and fall children’s theatre program

Class Matters, Inc. – to purchase engineering robotic equipment and supporting supplies to teach students 3D design, engineering programs, and electronics

Close Up Foundation – to provide tuition assistance to low-income students from McClain High School (Tulsa, OK) participating in Close Up’s civic education program in Washington, DC in January 2017

Clothes To Kids of Denver – to help underwrite the “Our Underwear!” program

Colorado Hebrew Chorale – to support collaborations with youth choirs in Colorado

Colorado Horse Rescue – to support the Horse Care Fund program

Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget – to support the continuation of the Committee’s thorough, objective, fact-based analysis and to disseminate it broadly to members of the media, policy makers on both sides of the aisle, leaders in the business community, and the general public

Community Partnership for Child Development – to provide support for CPCD Colorado Preschool Program

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

Coyle School Foundation, Inc. – to purchase 20 Graphing Calculators (TI-84 Plus CE) for Algebra II and pre-college Algebra classes

Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc. – for Creede Repertory Theatre’s 2017 Young Audience Outreach Tour

Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of Oklahoma, Inc. – to provide support for CJAMM’s New Day Camp for children of an incarcerated parent

Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, Inc. – to support the salaries of the Direct Care staff who provide 24/7 care for the children served during times of family crisis

Dallas Holocaust Museum – to support the educational programs of Dallas Holocaust Museum by providing free admission, transportation and curriculum support for 95 economically challenged students

Diaper Bank of the Ozarks – to support the Diaper Program expansion into the tri-state areas of NW AR, Eastern OK, and SE KS

Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado – to support Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado Pursuits Program for youth with intellectual disabilities and learning challenges who are transitioning into life as independent adults

Drury University – to support the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Instrumentation Campaign with the purchase of up-to-date scientific instrumentation and technology for labs, classes, and research

Duke City Repertory Theater – for general operating support DCRT’s 2016/2017 season, which includes: four professional main stage productions, an immersive two week youth summer program, and a curriculum supporting professional theatrical tour to schools throughout NM

East Central Ministries, Inc. – to purchase basic optometry equipment to begin offering eye/vision care services

ECO Kidz Project – to support the Physical Activity and Nutrition Education programs designed for elementary and middle school aged children (grades K-8) in after-school or summer setting with physical education specialists

Escuela Del Sol Montessori, Inc. – to support “Creative Roots,” a free outreach program that strengthens community and develops a sense of belonging in young people

Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma – to provide nutritious foods to neighbors in need, including fresh fruits and vegetables as well as frozen and shelf staples

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – to support the Early Childhood Zone and Tiny Tots programming geared towards children ages 0-5

Fort Sumner Community Development Corporation – to provide support for FSCDC’s Helping Hands for Senior Citizens program

The Foundation For Oklahoma City Public Schools – to support Partnership program

Foundation for Springfield Public Schools – to support the Linking Science Students with the Community program at Phelps Center for the Gifted

Generation Citizen – to help launch pilot programming of Generation’s Citizen’s action civics program in Oklahoma City

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma – for the construction of a new building for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Harmony Foundation, Inc. – to remodel and update the laundry facilities in the Swickard Building’s Women’s Center

Harmony Project Tulsa, Inc. – to support expansion of Harmony Project Tulsa to reach all grades at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

Healthy Living and Fitness, Inc. – to support the new MAPS Senior Wellness Center with the purchase of computers to be used by staff, volunteers, and for use in computer labs and classes

HeartLine Inc. – to support the Phone and Web Based Services, including 2-1-1 Info/referral services, 2-1-1 Online Resource Database, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Lifeline Crisis Chat

Hearts & Hooves, Inc. – for the Facility Repair and Improvement Initiative, which will repair leaky roofs in the barn and riding arena, and other facility maintenance, needs to ensure a safe and professional environment for riders with disabilities

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

High Mountain Youth Project of Lincoln County New Mexico – to support the Drop-In Center Program for homeless teens

The Homeless Alliance, Inc. – to support Oklahoma City’s only general-use Day Shelter for the homeless which provides food, showers, case management, and other services to nearly 5,000 guests who are homeless annually

Inclusion Connections, Inc. – to support the Mentoring/Activities Program and for the art program, Create Ability

Iron Gate At Trinity, Inc. – to help feed the hungry in Tulsa through the Soup Kitchen and Grocery Pantry program

Jerusalem Farm, Inc. – to support Jerusalem Farm’s volunteer service retreat program, which offers week long service retreats to high school and college students

La Vida Felicidad, Inc. – so that La Vida can provide additional hours of homecare and personal care services to seniors at risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or premature institutionalization

Lilyfield, Inc. – to support Lilyfield’s Gateway Program, an independent living program for female youth ages 18-25 who have aged out of the Oklahoma Foster Care Program

Live the Victory, Inc. – to support apprenticeship and education costs for youth in the SkillzNext program as they begin the path into trade professions

Lowrey Voluntary Fire Department – to purchase new playground equipment with handicap accessible components which will replace rotting, dangerous, old wooden swings and metal slides at Lowrey School

Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association – for construction funds of The Buddy Holly Hall for Performing Arts and Sciences

Mid-American Arts Alliance – to support the purchase of a new database to allow for the expansion of opportunities for grantees and exhibition hosts across Oklahoma and the region

Minds Matter of Denver – for the Sophomore Program and to send sophomore mentees to summer college prep programs

Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Inc. – for client aid to the residents and outreach clients of Mt. Hope Sanctuary, consisting of health and wellness services, education, transportation, clothing, child care, and necessary expenses that most clients cannot afford

Myriad Gardens Foundation – for horticultural fill-ins around the Gardens/ central lake feature, including several perennials

New Hope Camp, Inc. – to provide support for New Hope’s After School Program for Children of Prisoners

New Mexico Film Foundation – to provide four (4) scholarships to post-secondary students enrolled in screenwriting programs in order for them to attend the “On The Page” Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oklahoma City Theatre Company – for the 8th Annual Native American Play Festival, to facilitate growth in content, quality, and audience reach

Oklahoma WONDERtorium Ltd. – to support producing and executing WONDER Jam: the Play-to –Learn Music Education programs at Oklahoma WONDERtorium

Oklahoma Youth Orchestra Inc. – for organization programming and to help diversify performance opportunities for students, strengthen artistic partnerships, develop outreach programs and remove access barriers

Oklahoma Zoological Society Inc. – for Community Enhancement-Renovation of the Oklahoma City Zoo Picnic Grounds and Great Lawn areas to enhance visitor experience

Otoe Baptist Church – to replace dilapidated church pews with connectable, mobile seating

Reading IS Fundamental – to support the Read For Success program, which combats summer learning loss and increases reading proficiency of early elementary school students at Beers Elementary in Washington, DC

Reading Partners – to support  low-income elementary students in Tulsa Public Schools who will receive one-on-one literacy tutoring

Resources, Inc. – to provide support for the Child Witness to Domestic Violence program

The Salvation  Army, Central Oklahoma Area Command – to provide support for the recent victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas metropolitan area

Santa Fe Community College Foundation – to help bring “Science on a Sphere” (SOS) to New Mexico, which will benefit students K-12 and college students

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Inc. – to support Holocaust Education with Student Art programming

Special Olympics Oklahoma, Inc. – to purchase 3 new Sprint 8 Track and Field Timer systems for use at the State Summer Games and 14 Oklahoma Area programs

St. Luke’s Edmond Campus – to purchase a 6 foot square saltwater fish tank as the lobby centerpiece at the St. Luke’s Edmond Campus

St. Patrick Center – to support “Project Protect”, one of St. Patrick’s permanent supportive housing programs that enhances the safety and well-being of children whose parents are struggling with addiction issues

Storehouse New Mexico – to support the programs of Storehouse New Mexico that work to fight childhood hunger by providing  meals to low-income families with children

Taos Arts Museum – to support a special exhibition of the iconic southwestern “cowboy artist” W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton

Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. – to provide support for  children with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain needed services for a higher quality of life

Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Inc. – to help fund the Center for Dance Education programs

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

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. – to support Urban League’s programs with the purchase of food for the School Age Learning Center

West Texas A&M University Foundation – to be used towards the purchase of health care equipment for the Nursing School; specifically two medication stimulation delivery carts, eleven hospital beds, and audio video simulation equipment

William Jewell College – to help purchase instruments as part of the Instrumental Music Program Revitalization

Woody Guthrie Center – to support educational programs that benefit new generations from Educare through university students

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