The Inasmuch Foundation in Oklahoma City has announced grants totaling $6.46 million to sixty-three organizations serving communities in the state.
Grants awarded in the area of health and human services include one of $850,000 to City Care in support of the organization's supportive housing program and to acquire and convert a building into an emergency shelter; $500,000 to Palomar: Oklahoma City's Family Justice Center in support of a multidisciplinary program for crime victims and to expand programming at the organization's Camp HOPE; and $250,000 to the St. Anthony Foundation in support of a specialized six-bed inpatient unit for cardiac and renal disease patients.
In the area of education, the foundation awarded a grant of $500,000 to ASTEC to build a PK-5 charter elementary school for inner-city children; a grant of $150,000 to Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School in support of tuition assistance; and a grant of $125,000 to Smart Start Central Oklahoma to create a parent resource room at Mark Twain Elementary and a community room at the Bob and Jean Harbison Early Childhood Center.
And in the area of community enhancement, the foundation awarded $200,000 to Oklahoma City Beautiful for road improvements and landscape enhancements featuring native Oklahoma plants and low-water irrigation technology; $100,000 to the Oklahoma City Redevelopment Corporation in support of its efforts to build awareness of local assets, partners, and private investment opportunities through the Opportunity Zones program; and $90,000 to ARTSOK in support of the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow, a unified arts organization.
"Inasmuch Foundation's partnership with City Care together with other like-minded nonprofits and funders will provide emergency solutions for Oklahoma City's homeless population this winter and lay the groundwork for long-term solutions," said Inasmuch Foundation president and CEO Bob Ross. "As our city continues to grow, it will take continued city-wide collaboration to provide the necessary shelter and services for our most vulnerable population."
(Photo credit: Oklahoma City Beautiful)