The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is distributing an additional $100,000 in 2020 disaster relief grants this month to four Central Oklahoma agencies serving vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The June allocation is the third round of distributions associated with the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund that was established in response to the COVID crisis.
Donors have helped fund the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund with contributions that the Community Foundation has used to fund a total of $485,750 in grants to 14 organizations across Central Oklahoma. Nonprofits have included HopeHouse OKC, Sisu Youth Services, Community Health Centers of Oklahoma, Skyline Urban Ministry, Health Alliance for the Uninsured and others.
“We are grateful to the Community Foundation’s Trustees and donors who have supported our disaster relief efforts,” said Nancy Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “Those contributions have helped organizations that are on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, helping children, the elderly, the homeless and others suffering hardships amid this pandemic.”
Grant recipients included:
- Latino Community Development Agency | $20,000 to help fund rent and utility assistance for families facing economic hardships such as unemployment and eviction.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County | $40,000 to help pay for increased staffing, cleaning and PPE costs at Memorial Park and three other program locations.
- Sunbeam Family Service | $10,000 to support its emergency senior shelter.
- Health Alliance for the Uninsured | $30,000 to fund PPE needs for all partner clinics through the end of the year.