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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 7, 2016

More than 350,000 people experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year in the United States. About 90 percent of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. Bystander CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Teaching students CPR could save thousands of lives by filling communities with lifesavers – those trained to give cardiac arrest victims the immediate help they need to survive until emergency medical response arrive.


The American Heart Association wants to create the next Generation of Lifesavers™ by preparing more students, their teachers and their families to help save a life with its CPR in Schools initiative.

The organization is also advocating for laws that ensure students learn CPR before they graduate. With the help of AHA, 34 states are on board, including Oklahoma.  In 2014, The American Heart Association supported a bill that requires students in Oklahoma to learn CPR before they graduate. This means that over 38,000 high school seniors will be flooding our state with a life-saving tool. 


More than two million high school students a year in more than 50 percent of the nation’s public high schools will be trained in CPR because of state laws requiring it as a mandatory part of curriculum for high school graduation, and because of the work done by the AHA’s CPR in Schools efforts.

For more information or to make a gift to support placing a CPR training kit in an Oklahoma School, contact: 

Debbie Hite-Stewart, American Heart Association, Executive Director  405-415-3033

Terri Bailey, Sr. American Heart Association, Director of Social Events  405-415-3036

By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / October 11, 2016

The weather in Oklahoma is not always kind and sometimes violent, bringing with it floodwaters and high winds that tear apart our beloved state. These disasters are highly visible directly following the event when relief efforts are underway. However, the recovery phase is not high profile, lengthy, and for some families unsuccessful without the proper support and resources. Catholic Charities provides long-term comprehensive case management services to assist families in developing a recovery plan that maximizes use of volunteers, donated materials and financial resources to secure their households and their future. We invite you to join us in helping your fellow Oklahomans repair their homes and their lives with a gift to Catholic Charities.

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / September 2, 2016

NewView Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to empower blind and vision impaired individuals to achieve their maximum potential through rehabilitation, employment, and community outreach.


We seek to accomplish this mission through our two comprehensive low vision clinics, which provide one-of-a-kind vision rehabilitation services for individuals living with blindness and vision loss.


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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / September 2, 2016

Oklahoma Policy Institute (OK Policy) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) public charity, independent policy think-tank. It was launched in early 2008, growing out of work that had previously been conducted by the public policy department of Community Action Project of Tulsa County.  Now statewide, OK Policy maintains several helpful resources including the Oklahoma County stats database and factsheets

Our Mission

OK Policy promotes adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans by providing timely and credible information, analysis, and ideas.  

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / August 17, 2016
What started as one camp and a dream has now become six camps serving more than 350 children with various life-threatening and chronic illnesses each year.  Once camp ends, ongoing program efforts continue to serve approximately 12,000 children.  



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