11 May Inasmuch Foundation announces $5.76 million in grants
Inasmuch Foundation announced the distribution of $5.76 million in grants to 54 organizations serving Oklahoma communities.
Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans.
“I am pleased to co-chair Mayor David Holt’s task force to create a comprehensive plan to curb chronic homelessness” said Bob Ross, chairman and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation. “Alongside co-chair Sue Ann Arnall, City Council Members Nikki Nice, James Cooper and JoBeth Hamon, municipal staff, service providers, and philanthropic partners, I am confident we will rally the community around our most vulnerable population. Inasmuch Foundation’s grants to Homeless Alliance and Pivot this grant cycle represent a small start of what will be an enormous communitywide investment to tackle homelessness.”
Grants were awarded to organizations addressing the foundation’s areas of interest as follows:
Health and Human Services
• $390,000 to ReMerge of Oklahoma County to transform mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens by removing barriers to success and long-term recovery.
• $260,000 to Homeless Alliance to build capacity in the community to address homelessness.
• $205,000 to Center for Employment Opportunities to provide comprehensive and effective employment services in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to individuals with criminal convictions.