Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:00 am
Oklahoma City, OK - The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Board of Trustees announces $118,000 in grants to fund five projects to benefit the community. Grants include awards from the Margaret Annis Boys Trust and the Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) Initiative, which support beautification and literacy projects in central Oklahoma.
The Margaret Annis Boys Trust is a permanent endowment established by the estate of a lifelong Oklahoma resident who had a deep appreciation for Oklahoma native trees and flowers. Grants from this fund support beautification projects for public parks, medians and other public lands in Oklahoma County. The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) Initiative assists organizations in providing opportunities for children and adults to read, write and speak English at a functional level.
The following grants were approved by the Trustees:
Margaret Annis Boys Trust
Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) Initiative
In addition, the Trustees approved the following grants:
The Central Oklahoma Guidance Counselor Network was established by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation's Trustee Scholarship Initiative to offer training and support for the high school counselors who provide college guidance at 51 public and private high schools in Central Oklahoma. Through workshops and visits to college campuses, the network is an important resource for the counselors.
Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. For more information, visit www.occf.org.