Upward Transitions was recently awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Kirkpatrick Family Foundation that will be used for assisting clients with services.
According to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, they distributed, “$5.3 million in grants to 106 organizations for the first half of its fiscal year in the areas of animal welfare; arts & humanities; children, youth & families; community development; education; environment; health; social services; and endowment matching grants.”
For over 95 years, Upward Transitions has touched the lives of Oklahomans in need. Upward Transitions’ mission is to prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope with our neighbors experiencing housing instability.
Upward Transitions’ CEO, Periann Pulliam shared, “We are so grateful and honored to receive this generous support from Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The grant will allow us to continue making a meaningful impact on the lives of families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.”
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund, founded by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick in 1989, supports charitable, civic and cultural causes that impact citizens in central Oklahoma and beyond. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund has funded organizations and programs across many areas of need, contributing almost $80 million to more than 650 qualified nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to address the greatest needs in their communities.
Upward Transitions is an Oklahoma County non-profit that serves families and individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or stranded by providing case management and stabilizing resources to help meet basic social needs. To learn more about Upward Transitions, go to www.upwardtransitions.org or contact Micah James, Director of Development and Public Relations at 405-232-5507 or mjames@upwardtransitions.org.