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2006 Grants

Culture and the Arts

Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc. – an outright grant to provide funding for the 2005 Young Audience Outreach Tour, which consists of four actors and one manager that tour the Southwest to teach through performance for both elementary and secondary schools.

Duncan Little Theatre Incorporated – an outright grant to support the season of productions at the Theatre and to help with acquisition of a new space for design and construction of new sets.

East High Angel Foundation – an outright grant to bring the library back to its historic beauty by returning it to its 1925 historic look, with technological advances in the current year.

Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin – an outright grant to help support Art Express, a comprehensive art education program offering creative art instruction, art history and art appreciation to community members of all ages and abilities.

Freedom Museum – an outright grant to help build an interactive and exploratory museum exhibit featuring the prehistoric Burnham Site near Freedom.

The Greater Oklahoma City Tree Bank Foundation - an outright grant to help fund educational programs.

The Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation – a challenge grant to support critically needed upgrades and renovations to the IAIA Museum.

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Incorporated – an outright grant to support the Education Outreach Program.

Keshet Dance Company – an outright grant to help sustain and further develop its youth education program (literacy, conflict resolution and social skills) with incarcerated teenagers from across the state of New Mexico.

Mid-America Arts Alliance – a challenge grant to help deliver important cultural experiences to a wide array of communities through arts and humanities programs that enhance the cultural and economic atmosphere of our region.

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre – an outright grant to support implementation of and costs associated with creative arts classes and activities for one full calendar year.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art - an outright grant to support educational programs that are corollary with the Museum’s 2006-2007 exhibition season, including drop-in art, Super Saturdays for families, catalogues, audio tours, a DVD documentary and a myriad of activities for adults and children.

Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation – an outright grant to provide funds for the Memorial’s Annual Education Summit for five years.

Oklahoma City Theatre Company – an outright grant to help provide operating expenses for the 2006-2007 season.

Oklahoma Museums Association – an outright grant to assist OMA by hosting four regional seminars on the topic of planning projects, documenting local history and/or exhibiting the museum collection and writing technical bulletins to aide in celebrating the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007.

Oklahoma Museums Association – an outright grant to assist with four regional seminars on Developing A Successful Volunteer Program for museums around the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma – a challenge grant to sponsor “Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma”, a state wide program to encourage reading and discussion groups in public libraries and schools.

Oklahoma Repertory Theatre Group Incorporated – an outright grant to provide funds for the creation of original costumes and settings for the holiday production of “A Year With Frog and Toad”.

The Prairie House Foundation – a challenge grant to support the completion of Phase IV, namely: the interior repair and restoration of “The Prairie House”.

Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art – an outright grant to support the special exhibition, “Botanical Treasures of Lewis and Clark”.

Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Inc. – an outright grant to help fund a New Audience Initiative targeting young adults, ages 18-40, newer to the symphony experience.

World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame – an outright grant to help finance “The Film Archives Preservation Project” which would preserve films from the 1928-1948 Olympic figure skating competition.

Education

Bart Conner Educational Programs, Inc. – an outright grant to help finance the Junior Olympic National April 28-30 in Oklahoma City, to include rental of the Cox Convention Center, travel, housing and fees to be paid to judging officials.

Eastern Choral Society – an outright grant to support the Washington Youth Choir, a youth choral ensemble of the D.C. area, a program that includes choral instruction, college preparation, values training and scholarships.

Friends of the Bosque Del Apache NWR, Inc. – a challenge grant to support construction of an educational wing and/or educational equipment.

Gabriel’s House, Inc. – an outright grant to provide funding for the continuance of the tutoring and mentoring program for 36 high-risk children.

Global Education Fund – an outright grant to provide funding for the evaluation of Global’s teacher training in Nicaragua, which will help define future trainings, document successes and increase funding potential for the program.

Harvard University – an outright grant for The Women’s Leadership Board Professorship of Women and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Icon Chess Foundation – an outright grant to expand the Chess and Academic Program to inner-city schools during after-school hours to deter at-risk youth from city streets and gang life; to also provide mentors for students to help face life’s challenges and improve academically.

IWF Leadership Foundation - an outright grant to underwrite the Leadership Foundation Fellows training at Harvard University’s Business School.

Junior Achievement, Inc. – an outright grant to help facilitate the participation of 100 fourth, fifth or sixth grade students from the Greater Oklahoma City area in Junior Achievement’s Exchange City program.

New Mexico Wildlife Association – an outright grant to support the “Youth Empowerment” program at Wildlife West Nature Park.

Oklahoma Arts Institute – an outright grant to provide scholarships for 30 public school educators attending the 2005 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute.

Oklahoma Christian University, Inc. – a challenge grant to provide scholarships to qualified minority students from underserved communities in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics - an outright grant to provide funding over a three year period for a scholar, to be known as the Kerr Investigative Research Scholar, to participate in a year long Investigative Research program.

Oklahoma State University Foundation - an outright grant to deliver an annual leadership program oriented toward students and women in the State of Oklahoma.

Prague Athletic Civic and Educational Foundation – an outright grant to help improve Math Education and an Accelerated Math Program.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Inc. – an outright grant to help purchase 15 portable recording stations to be used by volunteers who are disabled or unable to come to recording studios in person for any reason.

Southwestern College (New Mexico) – an outright grant to support the expansion of low cost mental health counseling and art therapy service for low-income northern New Mexico residents.

Special Care, Inc. – a challenge grant to help offset the ongoing costs of Special Care’s specialized therapy and education programs.

Trinity Episcopal School - a challenge grant to directly impact worthy children’s lives and improve their ability to meet academic challenges through scholarships.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation – a challenge grant to create the Kerr United Methodist Scholarship Endowment within the Double Your Dollars for Scholars program specifically for United Methodist Students from the state of Oklahoma.

The University of Oklahoma Foundation:

  • An outright grant to underwrite two 8-month book symposiums led by Dr. J. Rufus Fears at The Full Circle Book Store.
  • An outright grant to sponsor two events of the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History’s entitled “What On Earth! Object ID Day” and “Holiday Happening”.

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. – an outright grant to help fund the one-time production costs of the World Premiere of “TeAta: A Musical Tribute”, a play honoring the celebrated Chickasaw Indian storyteller and performer.

Health

Acts of Kindness Foundation – a challenge grant to help fund general operating expenses.

Area Community Health Emissaries, Inc. – an outright grant to provide funds for completion of the exterior portion of the building currently being remodeled to house the dental clinic.

Bethesda Alternative, Inc. – an outright grant to fund the Outreach Prevention Program which will benefit sexually abused children ages 3-18 and also the non-offending parent.

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc. – an outright grant for the purchase of equipment to use in the care of neglected horses, along with necessary medicines.

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, Inc. – a challenge grant to help provide free support groups to 50 children and their families whose lives have been affected by death or divorce.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation: - a challenge grant to help establish the Lou C. Kerr Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research.

Children’s Medical Research Institute, Inc. – an outright grant to support the endowment of the Patricia Price Browne Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the OU Health Sciences Center.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc. – an outright grant to help support the wishes of 2 terminally ill children to take a trip to Disney World with their families.

Human Services

Accion New Mexico – a challenge grant to help support the Innovative Education Program for Financial Literacy Training.

Alma Area Boys and Girls Club, Inc. – a challenge grant to help build a desperately needed Boys and Girls Club for area youth.

Cato Institute – an outright grant to support the project on Electoral Competition, a joint venture of the Cato Institute and the Brookings Institution.

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency – an outright grant to help with operational and personnel expenses involved in running an effective homeless shelter and to increase the capacity to case manage families with children.

The Denver Center for Crime Victims – an outright grant to help support the Children, Youth and Families Program.

Denver Urban Ministries – an outright grant to purchase equipment to be used for direct client services and public education about homelessness, including three Education Workstations with two CPU Holders, one laptop and one LCD projector.

Edmond Chapter of American Business Clubs Edmond Noon Ambucks Charity Foundation, Inc. – an outright grant to help purchase a van modified for a driver using a wheelchair to replace a 1986 Ford van with over 180,000 miles.

Heartline, Inc. – an outright grant to help develop and sustain the 2-1-1 program which serves over 1.1 million people in Central Oklahoma.

Hope House, Inc. – an outright grant to help fund the programs for abused children so they may receive support to help overcome what they have endured and have a better chance to end the intergenerational cycle of violence.

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. – an outright grant to provide operating expenses for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program.

Mercy Housing, Inc. – an outright grant to help support the Youth Art Program, “Paint, Bread & Butter” which develops artistic talent, teaches art techniques and allows children to thrive in a safe after school environment.

Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation – an outright grant to produce an energy study for a transmitter upgrade to extend the broadcast service area in northern New Mexico for KSFR 90.7 FM.

Oklahoma City Metro Alliance for Safer Cities – an outright grant to help reach a goal of $200,000 to build a new dorm at the Firstep for Women facility.

Oklahoma Community Institute, Inc. – an outright grant to provide technology upgrades, marketing material and website maintenance/updates which will help OCI reach more Oklahoma communities and their citizens.

Ozark Area Girl Scout Council, Inc. – a challenge grant to help purchase one new 15 passenger van to improve and increase service and programs in rural Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors, Inc. – a challenge grant to help provide operating support for PHAMLy.

Possibilities, Inc. – a challenge grant to help provide training and technical assistance to the 16th Street Plaza District area by increasing the number of volunteers, strengthening the leadership and completing various projects.

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. – a challenge grant to provide operational expenses.

Project Transformation – an outright grant to support 10 children for an 8-week program, being keenly aware of the Foundation’s interest and love for children and the community of Oklahoma City.

Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma – an outright grant to help meet and exceed a million dollar goal in developing a significant, permanent endowment to sustain funding efforts for Oklahoma women and girls in perpetuity.

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