Challenge Grants


You can double your contribution to the Tulsa Area United Way through one of these giving challenges:

For givers of $500+
The Henry Zarrow Community Leadership Challenge: 
This program, named in honor of Mr. Henry and his legacy of giving, will match any new Leadership gift of $500 to $9,999. It will also match any increased Leadership gift (i.e. an individual increasing their gift from $500 to $600 would have $100 matched.).

For members of the Emerging Leaders Society: 
The Emerging Leaders Society creates an opportunity for self-identified emerging leaders to become more involved in the community and engage with some of the Tulsa area’s most respected leaders via Lunch & Learns and small group settings. This challenge will match any new gift for those joining the society (gift of $250 more required for Society Membership) or will match increased gifts from current Society Members.

For members of Women United: 
Women United is the re-launch of the Women’s Leadership Council. The group’s mission is to unite women – their time, talent and resources - into a powerful network of individuals devoted to enhancing and strengthening intergenerational opportunities within our community.  This challenge will match any new gift for those joining Women United (gift of $250 more required for membership) or will match increased gifts from current members.

For Givers at a higher level
The Tocqueville Step Up Program and New or Increased AdT Challenge: 

Individuals may join TAUW’s Tocqueville Society ($10,000+ individual contributions) with this step up program receiving Tocqueville Society benefits in the first year by agreeing to a two-year commitment to step up their personal giving to reach Tocqueville membership. The Foundation funds the step up portion of the gift. The pattern for step-up would be $5,000 in the current year, $7,500 in next year’s campaign and $10,000 in the third year. The match from the foundation is used to fund the $5,000 portion for first year members and the $2,500 portion for second year members of the Step Up program.

This grant would also match new full Tocqueville gifts at $10,000.  New is defined as not giving at the ADT level in 2018 or any increase from current AdT members giving in 2018.

For New Campaigns by smaller businesses
The QuikTrip Small and Medium Business New Campaign Match Program: 
This program encourages new campaigns at companies with 250 or fewer employees and help TAUW with its objective to grow the base of companies participating in the annual campaign by matching dollar for dollar any new gifts from businesses that haven’t participated since 2017 (including new Small Business United memberships) and any employee campaigns for companies currently ONLY giving a corporate gift. 

For Foundations
Match Program for Foundations and Donor Advised Funds:
This program will match any increase from Foundations or Donor Advised Funds giving last year or any new funding from those that haven’t contributed since 2017.


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The Tulsa Area United Way is grateful to these foundations and companies providing generous challenge grants.

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