GiveSmart OKC Pump Up Your Profile contest winners are…

GiveSmartOKC LogoBetween April 1 through June 30, nonprofit organizations with GiveSmartOKC profiles participated in the Pump Up Your Profile contest with the opportunity to win a $500 grant for their organization! Winners were selected in two categories: those with annual income less than $1 million and organizations with annual income of $1 million or more. We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:

Most Unique Visitors to a Profile
We used Google analytics to track the total number of unique visitors to all eligible profiles during the contest.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: 4Him – His Healing Helping Hands International Ministries
Annual incomes of $1 million or more: Hearts for Hearing Foundation

Top Social Media Promoter
Social media promotions were tracked on Facebook and Twitter via the hashtag #GiveSmartOKC during the contest.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Annual incomes $1 million or more: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Most Informative Profiles
This category was judged by a panel of community funders and GiveSmartOKC staff.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: Health Alliance for the Uninsured
Annual incomes of $1 million or more: Dale Rogers Training Center

Why the judges selected the profiles of these two organizations:

“Dale Rogers Training Center and Heath Alliance for the Uninsured have done a wonderful job on GiveSmartOKC of comprehensively presenting meaningful information about their exceptional programs and services, which benefit our friends, neighbors and family members in central Oklahoma.”

“I chose the GiveSmart OKC profile for Dale Rogers Training Center because it gave me a very thorough look at the organization’s programs, how it is monitoring successes and it was very informative for potential donors and volunteers.”

Let’s all congratulate the winners and thank the other organizations who participated in the contest! Just because the contest has ended doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t be promoting your GiveSmartOKC profile!

GiveSmart OKC.org has a New Look!

GiveSmartOKC New LookAs of July 1, GiveSmartOKC.org has a new look and improved navigation! New and improved features include:

Responsive DesignGiveSmartOKC.org is now more mobile friendly. With a new responsive design, the website will respond to your screen size and provide an optimal viewing experience from any device.

More Accessible Search Feature – You can now Find nonprofits directly from the homepage using an enhanced search feature located in the bottom right corner. The advanced search page is still available, located under FIND in the top blue navigation ribbon.

View All Nonprofits – A complete list of all nonprofits featured on GiveSmartOKC is now available without performing a search.  Located under FIND in the top blue navigation ribbon, select View All Nonprofits.

New Profile Tabs – Within the nonprofit profiles, the navigation tabs have moved from the left side of the profile to the top. The profiles still feature the same information, but have been streamlined and several of the tabs have been renamed.

New Tabs Former Tabs
Summary Overview & General Information
Mission & Areas Served Statements and Search Criteria
Programs (now includes Disaster Programs) Programs
Staff & Management Management
Board & Governance Governance
Financials Financials

Redesigned, Printable PDFs – Both the one-page, printable summary and the full printable profiles have been streamlined to present the information in a more uniform manner.

Learn more about the 238 charitable organizations featured on GiveSmartOKC by visiting www.givesmartokc.org. Don’t find you favorite nonprofit? Email us at givesmartokc@occf.org .

$104,900 in Grants Awarded to Programs Providing Opportunities for Children

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees recently approved $104,900 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations. The grants were awarded through the Opportunities for Children iFund grant program that is administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The program supports grants to organizations in central Oklahoma that provide direct services for children from birth to age 14 and offer access to opportunities that otherwise would not be available.

The grants were awarded to the following:

Citizens Caring for Children — $10,000 to support the organization’s resource center for foster children.
El Reno Youth and Family Services — $8,000 for arts and cultural enrichment programs and activities for foster children.
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma — up to $17,000 for in-school STEM programs at three Oklahoma City schools including Adams Elementary School and KIPP Academy. Funding was added to the original request so organization could add a third school to be named later.
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre — $10,000 for its Page-To-Stage program for second graders.
Oklahoma City University’s Community Dance Center — $18,000 to provide scholarships for its Saturday dance classes for children.
Peppers Ranch — $16,000 for the Equest2Read literacy program for resident foster children.
Positive Tomorrows — $15,000 for the school’s extracurricular activities both after school and in the summer. The activities will  also include the 5210 program that promotes four practices to improve overall health and avoid obesity: 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables; 2 hours or less recreational screen time; 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks.
Prairie Dance Theatre — $10,900 for the organization’s youth company.