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Cultivating Strong Families and Futures in NE OKC

Sunbeam Family Services

Award Date: August 25, 2021
Awarded: $400,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

Established in 1907, Sunbeam is Oklahoma’s longest-serving social service agency. Sunbeam helps nearly 8,000 central Oklahoma children and families learn, grow, and thrive each year. Its traditional foster care agency provides temporary care and supportive services in a home environment for children. Sunbeam also prepares 704 babies and toddlers to enter kindergarten through full-day, year-round early care and education. Children and families in the program participate in research-based curriculum, family engagement activities, and health and wellness events. Sliding scale mental health services are also available through individual, family, group, and play therapy in the mental health program. Sunbeam acquired the Edwards Early Education Center (EEC) to serve as the NEOKC hub for Sunbeam programs, including mental health services, support for grandparents raising grandchildren, and foster care services. Each year, more than 550 individuals will be served through Edwards EEC.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.