Oklahoma Catholic Foundation awards 2017 education grants

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma awards grants each year in support of education-related projects to parishes, schools and religious education programs throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

In addition to program materials, many grant requests focus on computers and technology as a means of engaging more students in the education process.

“The Catholic Foundation has been awarding educational grants for nearly 50 years. This year, 57 parishes and schools received grants that total $99,746,” said Alan Aneshansley, president of the Catholic Foundation. “It is the continued growth of our endowments at the foundation that provides funds for this program. We encourage individuals or families to contribute to the foundation’s endowment fund so these grants will continue to grow.”

Many of the CFO grants go to technology improvements in classrooms. As a special emphasis, grants for STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) projects were promoted within schools. Youth programs at parishes also are supported by helping students attend Catholic youth conferences, work camps and retreats during the year.

The Catholic Foundation fulfills its mission to provide grants for educational resources to Catholic programs throughout the archdiocese.

The 2017 grant recipients are:
Good Shepherd, Boise City, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp;
Holy Name of Jesus, Chickasha, curriculum books for religious education;
Holy Spirit, Mustang, video projectors for religious education;
Holy Trinity, Okarche, Catholics and Communities Caring for Literacy;
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sterling, Totus Tuus;
Saint Eugene, Weatherford, Totus Tuus;
Saint Francis of Assisi, Newkirk, laptop with accessories for Formed;
Saint Gregory the Great, Enid, Totus Tuus;
Saint Joseph, Union City, TV, DVD player, mobile TV cart for religious education;
Saint Peter, Lindsay, computers for religious education;
Saint Philip Neri, Midwest City, computers for religious education;
Saint Thomas More, Norman, Totus Tuus;
Saint Ann, Elgin, Elgin, three 32-inch TVs;
Saint Ann, Fairview, 15 tablets;
Saint Mary, Clinton, Totus Tuus;
Saint Richard, Carnegie, catechetical training;
Epiphany of the Lord, Oklahoma City, Bryce Hall technology religious education;
Holy Cross, Madill, update CCD program and equipment;
Our Lady of Victory, Purcell, stainless steel square fencing for religious education;
Sacred Heart, El Reno, evangelization/discipleship program expansion;
Saint Charles Borromeo, Oklahoma City, gymnasium video display;
Saint Francis Xavier, Enid, Formed;
Saint Joseph, Ada, projector with screen for religious education;
Saint Joseph, Norman, Audio-visual equipment for religious education;
Saint Monica, Edmond, materials for Whole Family Formation education;
Saint Rose of Lima, Perry, TV system;
Saint Teresa of Avila, Harrah, technology equipment;
Saint Patrick, Anardarko, religious education music classroom/volleyball set;
Holy Angels, OKC, Steubenville Youth Conference;
Saint James, Oklahoma City, Steubenville Youth Conference;
Saint Mary, Guthrie, Steubenville Youth Conference;
Saint Catherine of Siena, Pauls Valley, member mission project - Pine Bluff Reservation;
Good Shepherd, Marietta, youth mission trips;
Saint John the Baptist, Edmond, Catholic Heart Workcamp;
Saint Joseph, Blackwell, mission trip;
Saint Joseph, Tonkawa, Catholic Heart Workcamp;
Saint Mary, Ponca City, Steubenville Youth Conference;
All Saints School, Norman, STREAM Night;
Christ the King Catholic School, Oklahoma City, SOAR instructional and evaluation tools;
Good Shepherd School - Mercy, Oklahoma City, electronic health records system;
Holy Trinity Catholic School, Okarche, SEPUP science curriculum;
Saint Joseph Catholic School, Enid, IXL educational software;
Saint Mary Catholic School, Guthrie, six iPads and covers for math and Spanish;
Saint Mary Catholic School, Lawton, tablet app creators class;
Saint Mary Catholic School, Ponca City, novels for Spanish classroom;
Saint Philip Neri Catholic School, Midwest City, robotics equipment and books for STREAM support;
Bishop John Carroll, Oklahoma City, world drumming;
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City, TelEspanol Project;
Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School, Oklahoma City, 30 TI-84 Plus graphing calculators;
Rosary Catholic School, Oklahoma City, Horizon Energy Box;
Sacred Heart Catholic School, El Reno, iPad lab;
Sacred Heart Catholic School, Oklahoma City, laptops/tablets;
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Oklahoma City, school STEM Impact Plan Resources;
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Edmond, robotics and STEM;
Saint Eugene Catholic School, Oklahoma City, STREAM curriculum enhancement;
Saint James the Greater Catholic School, Oklahoma City, technology lab computers;
Saint John Nepomuk Catholic School, Yukon, Swimming UpSTREAM with Chromebooks.