The Flash Philanthropy program at the Bartlesville Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $5,750 to three area nonprofits. The grant recipients were Paths to Independence, Mutual Girls Club, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville.
“Flash Philanthropy continues to grow,” notes Shawn Crawford, Executive Director of the BCF. “We would like to thank our donors and their hard work in awarding the grants. We had many worthy proposals.”
Flash Philanthropy allowed younger donors, ages 21-40, to pledge $500 or more individually or in groups so they could pool their gifts and grant it out to a community nonprofit. The donors contributed $5,750, and the Foundation solicited and processed grants from the Bartlesville nonprofit sector. The group then reviewed those grants and narrowed the finalists down to three. Those three made a formal presentation to the group. The Flash Philanthropy members then evaluated the finalists to make their choice.
Paths to Independence, a private school that meets the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders, received a $5,000 grant to support their reading programs, especially purchasing Kindles to make use of the text-to-speech functions.
Because donors exceeded their $5,000 goal, they were able to award unrestricted grants of $500 to Mutual Girls Club and $250 to Boys and Girls Club.
Flash Philanthropy is a program of the Bartlesville Community Foundation with support from their corporate partner Truity Credit Union.