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65 Tulsa Nonprofits in Line for Nearly $7M Total in Grants

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George Kaiser Family Foundation announces nearly $7 million in health and human services grants to Tulsa nonprofits.

"George Kaiser Family Foundation's mission is to ensure that every child in our community has equal opportunity to succeed," said Senior Program Officer Amy Santee. "Part of our investments include annual grants to health and human services around our community who are providing critical services to families and children in need."

The foundation is giving $4.2 million to human service organizations such as Domestic Violence Intervention Services and $1.2 million to community health organizations.

Awards include $460,000 to Family and Children’s Services and $250,000 to Youth Services Tulsa.

Emergency Infant Services will receive $134,600. EIS Director Tom Taylor said 92 cents of every dollar donated to the nonprofit goes toward providing basics to families in need.

"Diapers, the formula, the food that we get, the cribs and the car seats to be able to help these families with babies that are newborn through 5 years of age," Taylor said.

The George Kaiser Family Foundation estimates more than 650,000 Tulsans will be reached by programs the nonprofits offer. The foundation has been giving these grants since 2007.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.