The Opportunity Project has teamed up with the Tulsa Area United Way to provide relief for families and children affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Together, the two organizations are launching a citywide online portal designed to connect families to childcare and basic needs, as well as provide a way for community members to donate critical resources.
To kick off three community-wide Days of Caring, partners across Green Country are hosting food and blood drives and opportunities for civic engagement on August 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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“Selected innovations will be geared toward assistance for low-income individuals and families who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Brent Sadler, Vice President of Community Investments at Tulsa Area United Way. “We’re looking for bold plans that will serve as a catalyst for long-term solutions so that everyone has the opportunity to lead healthy lives.”
A group of Tulsa area nonprofit agencies formed a new coalition to educate the community about ways to identify and report child abuse that may increase in the wake of social distancing. This coalition hosted a webinar to address concerns and provide tips for prevention at this time.
Federal economic relief measures are providing some tax breaks to encourage charitable giving. Read more for a breakdown of the biggest changes.
As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, the Tulsa Area United Way is continuously sharing available resources and updates as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
Tulsa County has announced that $30 million in CARES Act funding is being made available to small businesses and nonprofits impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the CARES Act funding which must be used by the end of 2020, the privately and locally raised Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund has placed the application process temporarily on hold.
The Tulsa County funding program is titled RESET: The Resources to Empower Small Enterprises for Tomorrow and will provide $25 million in forgivable loans to small businesses and $5 million in grants to nonprofits. Nonprofits in Tulsa County are encouraged to apply.
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