Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation receives $20,000 grant from The Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Stillwater, OK – The Oklahoma Assistive Technology (OkAT) Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and its Access to Health Care Community grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Access project. In partnership with the Oklahoma ABLE Tech Device Reutilization Program, this project will help serve individuals within Oklahoma, Cleveland, and Canadian Counties who need DME. This project provides equipment that promotes independence and ensures safety. Because the OkAT Foundation partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the equipment purchased with these grant funds will be reinfused into the community when its original owners no longer need it.

This grant is part of $327,500 awarded to 16 different nonprofits in central Oklahoma providing healthcare services to uninsured people.

“We are so grateful to have received this grant,” said Natalie Rohwer, the OkAT Director of Lending. “The DME purchased with the grant funds will allow us to serve many individuals in the Oklahoma City area who otherwise may not receive necessary healthcare equipment. We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.”

Since its inception in 2001, OkAT has partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech to assist Oklahomans with disabilities in getting the assistive technology (AT) and DME they need. OkAT’s mission is to promote community development by assisting Oklahomans with disabilities of all ages and their family members, advocates, and authorized representatives or entities to increase understanding, access to, and acquisition of needed assistive technology through financial loans, financial education, and other identified resources.

Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community now and in the future. To learn more about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit occf.org.

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