What Is Oak Hills Memorial Foundation?
Oak Hills Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a 501.c.3, not-for-profit organization. Its purpose is to care for and grow its investments so that it can make grants that benefit Oak Hills Living Center, enriching the lives of the clients they serve and the staff who provide those services and to provide educational opportunities for them and for the community. Besides operating funds, it has the Leave a Legacy Endowment Fund, from which only income is used for granting, and the Clara Schonlau Special Projects Fund, from which, in general, only income would be used, but it could be accessed were there a special project. The Foundation Board also sponsors several fund-raising events each year which enable further granting.
How does the Foundation Help Oak Hills Living Center (OHLC)?
Some examples of grants made from the Foundation to Oak Hills Living Center include $35,000 for a much-needed market study for the operating board of Oak Hills Living Center to enable better future planning; purchase of a handicap-accessible van, with annual smaller grants to cover its operating costs and maintenance; creation of a DVD that describes the multi-faceted services provided by Oak Hills; an easy lift; bariatric beds; a large-screen TV; bariatric chairs; a ceiling lift; annual grants for an appreciation holiday party for staff and other staff recognition, maintenance of the aquariums, and funds for publishing a bi-monthly newsletter. In other words, since Oak Hills Living Center itself is a non-profit entity, the foundation assists in covering needs the operating budget cannot handle.