The Edmond Sun

June 16, 2011

OKC Community Foundation awards $25,000 grant to Peppers Ranch

EDMOND — Peppers Ranch recently announced they were awarded a grant by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in the amount of $25,000 from the Opportunities for Children iFund.

This grant will be used to expand Peppers Ranch’s tutoring program for foster children. Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. The Opportunities for Children iFund grant represents a compilation of donations made by donors to benefit an organization offering direct services to children who are disadvantaged because of physical or economic reasons.

Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community, the first in the state of Oklahoma, is situated on 240 acres north of Edmond and southwest of Guthrie and is home to six families and 30 children, of which 22 have a sibling living at the ranch. The first home was completed in April of 2002, the McClendon Equestrian Center was completed in 2005 and the Watts Ag Center was finished in May of 2006. In 2010, the ranch completed the construction of two additional homes and a 9,000-square-foot Multi-Purpose Learning Center, all debt free.

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