RSVP of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce it received a $15,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Services for Elderly iFund grant program. The grant is being used to support the RSVP Provide-A-Ride medical transportation program for low-income older adults.
“Older adults who are no longer able to drive depend on RSVP Provide-A-Ride volunteer drivers to receive safe and reliable rides to and from their medical appointments; and the generous grant received from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is playing an integral part in helping hundreds of older Oklahomans remain healthy and live independently in their own homes” states Beth Patterson, Executive Director of RSVP.
RSVP of Central Oklahoma has served older adults and the nonprofit community for 42 years. The mission of RSVP is to enrich the lives of semi-retired and retired people by linking them with rewarding and meaningful community volunteer opportunities. Presently 750 RSVP volunteers serve 136 local nonprofit organizations that depend on volunteers to meet their agency mission and the needs of their clients. During the past year RSVP volunteers contributed 150,000 service hours to help make our community a better place to live.
RSVP is a part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and a proud partner agency of United Way of Central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation was founded in 1969 and works with donors and organizations to create endowments that address needs and opportunities within our community. The Services for Elderly iFund grant program represents a compilation of contributions from donors who want to support grants to help keep senior citizens safe and living independently in their own homes. For more information on the iFund grant program, please visit For more information on the Oklahoma City Community Foundation please visit
RSVP is accepting volunteer applications from persons age 55 and older who are interested in sharing their time, skills and talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Please visit or telephone 405-605-3110.