Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Inasmuch Foundation Announces $25,000 Grant to Standards for Excellence Replication Partner

The Inasmuch Foundation has announced the distribution of $2.4 million in grants to 25 organizations serving Oklahoma communities, including $25,000 for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits towards their Standards for Excellence, and other programs.

Founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, the foundation supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans.

In June, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits accepted a donation from Chesapeake Energy Corporation of a northwest Oklahoma City office strip mall housing dozens of nonprofit agencies. Marnie Taylor, the center’s president and chief executive officer, stated that the donation was one of the most significant gifts in the organization’s history.

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has been a Standards for Excellence Replication Partner since 2006, and offers training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and recognition for the nonprofit sector of Oklahoma. You can learn more about their Standards for Excellence program at


By Susan Larsen | December 05, 2016 |
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About the Author: Susan Larsen

Susan Larsen joined the Standards for Excellence Institute in January 2013 and currently serves as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. After receiving her BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County she held positions with Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD working with Internal Communications and television production for two of their popular networks. She found her calling with the nonprofit sector after volunteering with several local community organizations. Susan has previously served on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Baltimore as Co-Chair of their Communications Committee, and helped to establish marketing and communications strategy for the organization as well as launching their website. Susan is very active in her local community, including her daughter’s PTA, and is thrilled to apply her expertise in communications, logistics and operations to support a strong nonprofit community. She presently resides in Catonsville, MD with her husband, daughter and cat.