Inasmuch Foundation Gives $2.74 Million in Grants to Oklahoma Organizations

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The Inasmuch Foundation has distributed $2.74 million in grants to 52 Oklahoma organizations.

Edith Kinney Gaylord founded the Inasmuch Foundation in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes that enhance the progress and quality of life for Oklahomans.

Organizations awarded grants from the Inasmuch Foundation include:

* $1 million to Tulsa Educare, an organization dedicated to serving 200 low-income children in a community center, providing a range of educational, medical and social-emotional supports for children and families.

* $250,000 to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to fund three world- class special exhibits for 2005-2006. The exhibits are Artist as Narrator: Nineteenth Century Narrative Art in England and France; Mexican Masters: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros; and Tempests and Romantic Visionaries: Images of Storms in European and American Art. An additional $10,000 matching grant was awarded to the museum for admission and transportation expenses for students not otherwise able to attend the exhibits.

* Grants ranging from $100,000 to $125,000 include Northern Oklahoma College; YWCA of Oklahoma City; and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

* Grants ranging from $75,000 to $100,000 include KIPP Reach Academy Charter School and Integris Rural Health Foundation.

* Grants ranging from $50,000 to $75,000 include Library Endowment Trust; Oklahoma Philharmonic Society; YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City; University of Oklahoma Center on Child Abuse and Neglect; Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma; and Oklahoma Zoological Society. …


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