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Sarkeys Foundation is pleased to report on our response to the ever-changing pandemic. Sarkeys has issued an initial $306,150 in emergency grant dollars to nonprofits across the state.



COVID-19 Emergency Grants to Date:


• Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter - $25,000 to continue providing shelter and food to Okmulgee’s homeless population.


• Community Crisis Center - $13,000 to help with employee wages, hotline phone costs, internet access for the victim chat service, and the cost of their transitional living apartments in Miami, OK.

• Food and Shelter Norman - $18,350 to provide assistance to individuals who are homeless, and supplies and food for meal services.


• Western Plains Youth and Family Services - $50,000 to provide assistance with operations, including tele-med services and the emergency youth shelter in Woodward.


• Home of Hope - $30,000 for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Vinita.


• His House Outreach Ministries - $7,000 for safe housing and counseling for previously addicted women and their children, and men transitioning from jail, prison, and drug rehab in Claremore.


• Ponca City Welfare Society - $2,500 for utilities to allow them to remain operational in their food assistance program, serving three counties in northern Oklahoma.


• Naomi House - $1,500 to supply food to the women staying in their home in Ardmore while recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.


• The Center for Creative Living - $5,000 to provide food to senior citizens at their living center in Lawton.


• Heart to Heart Pregnancy Clinic - $1,500 for online mentoring services for parents, a 24/7 crisis line, and baby supplies in Elk City.


• Meals on Wheels of Norman - $5,600 to deliver nutritious meals to the ill, disabled, and senior members of Norman.


• Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City - $10,000 for a wide range of emergency assistance to families in central Oklahoma, including a domestic violence shelter, homelessness prevention, and learning solutions for children with disabilities.


• City Rescue Mission - $6,500 for an alternative care shelter for people in central Oklahoma who are homeless and/or reside in an emergency shelter who test positive or have symptoms that resemble COVID-19.


• HALO Project - $10,000 to provide resources to effectively address the mental health needs of foster and adoptive families statewide.


​​• Heartline 2-1-1 - $10,000 to assist with the tremendous surge in call volume and allow Heartline 2-1-1 to continue linking Oklahomans to more than 8,000 health and human services within its 40-county service area.


• NewView - $10,000 to aid in the purchase of a new server to expand capacity for virtual services.


• Reaching Our City - $3,000 for food distribution in central Oklahoma.


• Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma - $25,000 for the purchase of food for distribution across central Oklahoma.


• Variety Care - $7,700 for tele-health services for uninsured and underinsured residents of Oklahoma and Cleveland counties.


Lilyfield - $5,000 for expanded services for EmpowerOKC foster care prevention program in Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma City Community College Foundation - $5,000 for the campus food pantry to support the increased demand for students and their families.


Hope is Alive - $5,000 for resident rent payments for those who are now unemployed due to COVID-19 and related economic issues in the Oklahoma City metro area.


The Virtue Center - $4,750 for PPE to ensure the safety of clients and staff as they move to face-to-face services in Norman.


Special Care -  $10,000 for operations to continue to provide care to vulnerable children in central Oklahoma.


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Stillwater Domestic Violence Services dba Wings of Hope - $10,000 for technology, PPE, extra cleaning supplies, and thermometers for clients and staff.​​


Our Community Market - $6,000 to purchase food for citizens in Pottawatomie County and surrounding counties, primarily for the surge seen among those impacted by COVID-19 related job loss.


Council for Developmental Disabilities Inc dba ABLE - $10,000 for food and housing for adults with developmental disabilities in Norman.