Kirkpatrick Family Fund Awards $20,000 Grant to Upward Transitions

OKLAHOMA CITY — Upward Transitions received a grant of $20,000 from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund that will be used for assisting clients with services addressing poverty in Oklahoma County.

Upward Transitions’ CEO, Periann Pulliam shared, “We are so thankful and honored to receive this generous support from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Their support is integral to Upward Transitions making a meaningful impact on the lives of families and individuals in Central Oklahoma.”

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund, founded by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick in 1989, supports charitable, civic, and cultural causes that impact citizens in central Oklahoma and beyond. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund announced the distribution of $4.31 million in grants to 109 organizations for the first half of its 2022 fiscal year (July 1 – December 31) in the areas of animal welfare; arts & humanities; children, youth & families; community development; education; environment; health; and social services, according to the Fund’s website.

For over 96 years, Upward Transitions has touched the lives of Oklahomans in need. Upward Transitions’ mission is to prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief, and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope with families and individuals experiencing housing instability.

Upward Transitions is an Oklahoma County non-profit that serves families and individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or stranded by providing case management and stabilizing resources to help meet basic social needs.

To learn more about Upward Transitions, go to or contact Karla Stinnett, Director of Development and Public Relations at 405-232-5507 or

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