George Kaiser Family Foundation Awards $6.6 Million to Tulsa Nonprofits

George Kaiser Family Foundation Awards $6.6 Million to Tulsa Nonprofits

The has awarded grants totaling $6.6 million to more than a hundred Tulsa-area nonprofits, the reports.

A total of $2.6 million was awarded to health organizations, including the , which received $270,000, and , which received $90,000, while grants totaling $2.3 million were awarded to organizations that provide human services, including the , which received $100,000, and , which received $65,000. Additional grants will support education and youth development programs, enable low-income homeowners to make repairs, and provide Medicare prescription assistance to the needy.

Matching grants were awarded to thirty-four organizations, including , the , , and .

"These are extremely difficult times for thousands of families in our community, as people struggle with basic needs like food, shelter, health care, and other critical services," said George Kaiser Family Foundation executive director Ken Levit. "At the same time, these individuals and families, in addition to the charitable agencies that serve them, are suffering from cutbacks in public assistance caused by shortfalls at the local and state level."

Ginnie Graham. "." Tulsa World 12/23/2009.