George Kaiser Foundation Awards $4.7 Million to Tulsa Nonprofits

George Kaiser Foundation Awards $4.7 Million to Tulsa Nonprofits

The George Kaiser Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Tulsa Community Foundation, has awarded fifty-four grants totaling more than $4.7 million to local nonprofit agencies and organizations, Tulsa World reports.

Nearly $3.7 million of the total was directed to human services agencies, with the rest going to community health organizations. Recipients include Family & Children's Services, which was awarded $460,000 in support of its behavioral health care and other services; Domestic Violence Intervention Services, which will receive $300,000 to provide comprehensive services to women, men, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence; and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, which was awarded $225,000.

"These grants address the serious, everyday needs of individuals in our community," GKFF executive director Ken Levit told  Tulsa World. "The organizations GKFF supports through this project play a vital role in meeting the needs of thousands of Tulsa families. This type of safety-net support is critical now more than ever."

Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded a total of more than $67 million in safety-net grants.

For a complete list of grant recipients, see Tulsa World.

Mike Averill. "GKFF Announces $4.7 Million in Grants to Area Agencies." Tulsa World 12/27/2016.