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Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County

Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County seeks to reconstruct the relational foundation and to reverse societal disintegration by helping neighbors restore community through relationships in their own neighborhoods. A 2018 grant helped to support the Kid’s Club, Kid’s Camp, and Mentor Training programs.

Group of children standing in front of the Craig Family Friendship House. A small group of children sitting in the bleachers at a sports activity center.

The Growing Project

The purpose of the Growing Project is to promote the value of the strong and diverse local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education and advocacy. A grant from The Kerr Foundation provided support for their Nature Rides educational program, specifically for bikes, helmets, and bicycle education classes for low-income youth.

Group of children standing in a shallow river bed while working outdoors. A group of children riding bicycles down a path.

Heartlight Ministries

Heartlight Ministries is a Texas based organization which provides an alternative residential setting for struggling teens and parents alike in an attempt to stop destructive behavior. A recent grant from The Kerr Foundation provided support for their “Friends of Heartlight” fundraising dinners. Due to the tremendous success of these events, they not only met their challenge, but went on to raise an additional $120,000 which was used for their capital campaign and operational costs.

A garage with several vintage cars at a fundraiser for Heartlight Ministries. Beautifully appointed dining room prior to a fundriasing dinner for Heartlight Ministries.

Progress OKC

Progress OKC works to preserve the social and economic fabric of the city’s under-served neighborhoods through affordable housing, economic development opportunities, and enhancing quality of life for residents. A grant provided by The Kerr Foundation helped pay for A/V and lighting for the historic Page Woodson School auditorium project.

A very large cast of young people on stage in a production.Progress OKC worked with the community on updates and repairs to the theater. A group of modern dance performers on stage in a theater.Progress OKC worked with the community on updates and repairs to the theater.

Wings Special Needs Community, Inc.

The purpose of Wings is to empower developmentally disabled adults to live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives through daily engagement with educational, skill-building and enrichment activities. The Kerr Foundation gave a grant to support the Wings Serves OK program which provides school supplies kits for those in need.

A few adults work with a group of children to ensure they have the things they need for school. A large display of backpacks that were obtained to ensure each child in the Wings program has the things they need for school.

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