2020 Grantees Named

Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Announces 2020 Campus Grant Recommendations  

June 18, 2020 – The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma announced 16 grants totaling $79,497 to higher education institutions for the 2020-2021 school year. The criteria for these 16 awards was the school’s focus on providing support (advice/counseling, mentoring, referral/guidance, serving as advocates, specific materials and/or assistance) for single mother students and the proposed program’s ability for broad impact on a significant number of students. 

“The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma is deliberate and unique. Providing these vital services to single mothers is not only necessary, but it also empowers women as they work to obtain higher education,” said Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director, Teresa Rose Crook. “Communities Foundation of Oklahoma is proud to partner with WFO as they work to improve the lives of Oklahoma women and children.”

The 2020-2021 Grantees are as followed:

  • Redlands Community College ($5,000) Student Food Pantry
  • Connors State College ($5,000) Single Mother Support Services
  • Oklahoma State University ($5,000) Educated Mamas
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College ($4,977) Investing in Single Mothers
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University ($4,500) Single Parents Network
  • Cameron University ($5,000) Supporting Single Aggie Mothers
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University ($5,000) Essentials Pantry for Single Parents
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma ($5,000) Business Incubator
  • Oklahoma City Community College Foundation ($5,000) Single Parent Academic Resources Collaborative (SPARC)
  • East Central University ($5,000) Tiger Moms
  • Langston University Foundation ($5,000) Single Mother’s Pantry and Support Services
  • Rose State College ($5,000) Single Mother Academic Resource Team
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University ($5,000) Single Parent Support Network Tri-Campus Program
  • Tulsa Community College Foundation ($5,000) Mothers on a Mission (MOMS)
  • Northeastern State University ($5,000) Enabling Self-Efficacy in Single Mothers
  • Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City ($5,000) Students in Need: Support for Single Mothers

About Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma                                                                               
Established in 2003, the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma advocates positive change for Oklahoma women and girls. WFO is committed to providing ongoing support to low-income single mothers working to complete their post-secondary education at Oklahoma colleges and universities. WFO works with higher education institutions across Oklahoma to provide grants that are used not only for tangible items such as food, backpacks and baby supplies, but also for the services that can’t be quantified—such as mentoring, tutoring and even childcare. These are all tools that single mothers desperately need when advancing their education, their life, and their futures. To learn more about WFO and its grants, please visit www.wfok.org                                                                                                      

About Communities Foundation of Oklahoma:
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) is a statewide nonprofit committed to supporting Oklahoma communities by meeting the needs of charitable organizations and donors. Supporting the philanthropic needs of Oklahoma’s communities was the motivation for Tom McCasland, Jr. to create CFO in 1992. In 1999, Oklahoma banker Gene Rainbolt joined McCasland in expanding CFO’s original concept to provide philanthropic and investment services to communities across Oklahoma. The members of CFO’s governing board of trustees and advisory board of governors hold decades of business, government, nonprofit, and volunteer experience. Regardless of asset size or mission, CFO helps any 501(c)(3) public charity in Oklahoma build an endowment to support the nonprofit organization for generations to come. Endowments provide annual distributions paid to the public charity to support programming, assist with general operations costs, pay for building maintenance, etc. For more information, visit: https://www.cfok.org/.