September 2, 2014

Oklahoma Watch Receives Grant for Mental-Health Coverage

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Oklahoma Watch has received a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation to support the non-profit investigative news organization’s coverage of mental health.

The $30,000 grant will fund in-depth reporting and writing, interactive data, video journalism and community forums in a year-long project, “Troubled State: A Multimedia Series on Mental Health in Oklahoma.”

“Mental health is one of our primary coverage areas. This grant enables us to take a more intensified approach to examining mental health issues that affect Oklahomans,” said Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze.”We are grateful to the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation for their ongoing commitment to mental health and wellness in Oklahoma.”

The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is a broad-based funding foundation, giving primarily in Tulsa, but also throughout Oklahoma and in Israel. Areas of emphasis include Jewish causes and social services impacting the indigent, the disenfranchised, and the homeless.

Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy issues facing the state. Its principal funders are the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, based in Oklahoma City; the George Kaiser Family Foundation, based in Tulsa; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami.