Kerr Underwrites Social Service Programs

Grants_ImagePrivate Funder: The Kerr Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, health, arts and culture and human services; Geographic Focus: Oklahoma, Arkansas Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, D.C (projects from Oklahoma receive priority); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $50,000 (a 1:1 match is required); Deadline: Jan 13.

Summary: The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which address the following areas of interest: education, health, cultural development, and community services. Specifically, the foundation offers grants for programs focused on underserved rural youth.

The foundation awarded a grant to the Holdenville, OK, 4-H to assist with the purchase of livestock equipment for 4-H exhibitors. The foundation does offer a range of support from capital grants to support bricks and mortar projects to program grants and operating funds, for basic ongoing administrative and personnel expenses.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cdp303Qk; 405/749-7991; Mrs. Robert S. Kerr, Jr.; ccastle@thekerrfoundation.org

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