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George Kaiser Family Foundation Gives to Nonprofits

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) recently announced that it will give more than $6.7 million in social services grants to Tulsa-area nonprofit agencies. GKFF awards social services grants annually to support local organizations that are aligned with GKFF’s mission to provide equal opportunity for every child in Tulsa.

This year, GKFF distributed these grants among four sectors: basic needs, community health, education, and support services for children, youth and families.

“Tulsa’s social services community plays an essential role in ensuring that tens of thousands of children and families have access to critical services, often having life and death consequences,” says Ken Levit, GKFF executive director. “At a time when the state has not been able to meet even basic obligations in health and education, these organizations are playing a heroic role.”

GKFF collaborated with local partners to identify the most urgent social service needs facing the community and the corresponding programs and agencies able to address these problems.

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS), a provider of comprehensive services for women, men and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, is the recipient of a $300,000 grant.

Family & Children’s Services is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare and services for children and families and will receive $460,000.

This year, Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Tulsa Habitat for Humanity have teamed up allowing CEO participants the opportunity to gain work experience while furthering the Habitat for Humanity mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Tulsa Habitat for Humanity was awarded $150,000.

2018 Challenge/Matching Grant Recipients
2018 Challenge/Matching Grant Recipients
• Assistance League of Tulsa
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
• Camp Fire USA Green Country Council, Inc.
• Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
• Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.
• Family Safety Center
• Goodwill Industries of Tulsa
• John 3:16 Mission, Inc.
• Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
• Lindsey House
• Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa
• Neighbors Along The Line
• New Hope
• Oklahomans for Equality
• Oklahoma Messages Project (Redeeming The Family)
• Palmer Continuum of Care (TWCC)
• Pearl’s Hope
• Rebuilding Together Tulsa
• Resonance Center for Women, Inc.
• Restore Hope Ministries
• Tulsa CASA, Inc.
• Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition
• Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
• Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Inc.
• Volunteers of America of Oklahoma
• Youth Services of Tulsa

Updated 01-29-2018

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