George Kaiser Family Foundation grants funds to Tulsa organizations
January 10, 2013
The George Kaiser Family Foundation, a charitable organization based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently announced $7.2 million in grants to area organizations that represent its primary programs - early childhood and education, community health initiatives and human services.
More than 100 organizations
will benefit from these funds, according to Tulsa World, and a dozen of the grants are matching challenges.
"Organizations in Tulsa are working hard to help meet the needs of many Tulsans who struggle to obtain basic needs and other critical services," said foundation executive director Ken Levit, as quoted by the news provider. "The foundation is pleased to present these Social Services Safety Net 2012 year-end grants to assist organizations as they serve more individuals and families throughout the community."
Human services programs received the lion's share of grants, accounting for $4.3 million of the total amount disbursed, the source adds. The Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Helping Women Recover and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma are some of the programs that were selected during this round of grantmaking.
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