Grants Provide Immediate Help to Those Affected by Covid-19

Through the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund established in March 2020, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation has awarded a total of $485,750 to 14 central Oklahoma charitable organizations who are providing direct services and assistance to individuals impacted by Covid-19.

The following organizations have received 2020 Disaster Relief Fund grants:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County | $60,000 to fund five weeks of an essential emergency childcare facility for first responders and health care workers
    and
    $40,000 to help pay for increased staffing, cleaning and PPE costs at Memorial Park and three other program locations.
  • Center for Employment Opportunities | $10,000 to fund a transitional work crew of individuals formerly involved with the justice system who are facing significant barriers involving workforce reentry.
  • Central Oklahoma Health Impact Team | $150,000 to provide initial funding for a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who have Covid-19 symptoms, or those who need to be isolated from other shelter residents.
  • Community Health Centers of Oklahoma | $10,000 to provide personal protective equipment for staff and patients at the Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Healing Hands Health Care Services (for the homeless), as well as provide medication for individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Health Alliance for the Uninsured | $21,500 to support increased staffing, supplies and prescription medications for their partnering low-cost clinics serving low-income, uninsured patients who have no other health care options
    and
    $30,000 to fund PPE needs for all partner clinics through the end of the year.
  • Hope is Alive Ministries | $15,000 to fund partial rent payments for individuals residing in sober living houses who are at risk of eviction.
  • HopeHouse OKC | $10,000 to provide transitional housing for families experiencing homelessness, helping mitigate the long-term effect increased unemployment rates could have on at-risk families.
  • Latino Community Development Agency | $20,000 to help fund rent and utility assistance for families facing economic hardships such as unemployment and eviction.
  • Metropolitan Better Living Center | $20,000 to help the adult day care facility deliver food and other at-home services to clients’ homes instead of at the facility.
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma City | $12,750 to purchase 30 tablet computers available to be checked out by students preparing to take the GED exam, as well as others who are trying to complete course work and are without access to technology.
  • Sisu Youth Services | $16,500 to support an emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Skyline Urban Ministry | $25,000 to provide food and community support for seniors participating in their daily nutrition program and others at senior housing projects in the area.
  • Sunbeam Family Services | $35,000 to support their work with senior citizens, especially those experiencing homelessness who reside at their emergency shelter.
  • The Urban Mission | $10,000 to support their Food Resource Center.

About the Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. To learn more about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit www.occf.org.