The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Carlisle Parks and Recreation to be applied toward the cost of purchasing playground equipment.

The MFA Oil Foundation, which was established in 1998, provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has significant concentration of members and employees.

MFA Oil President Jerry Taylor described the foundation as "a program that allows our company to give support back to the small towns and rural communities that are the foundation of our business." He said focus for selecting grant recipients on on three areas: programs designed to build knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth; agricultural and cooperative education programs and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving quality of life.