Tulsa Area United Way - Tulsa Area United Way

UNITING PEOPLE AND RESOURCES TO IMPROVE LIVES AND STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITies

Make a lasting impact in your community through an individual donation or giving to your organization’s Tulsa Area United Way campaign.

$25,493,060

raised in 2021

$875 million

invested in the Tulsa community since 1924

6,100

Days of Caring volunteers in 2021

Ways to Give

From planned giving to workplace campaigns, there’s a way for everyone to give back

Upcoming Events

Days of Caring

Tulsa Area United Way mobilizes thousands of volunteers throughout the year to meet the community’s most pressing needs and give our nonprofit organizations a helping hand with a variety of projects. We’d love for your organization to participate in our Days of Caring. Develop teamwork and build morale among employees while they give back to the community.

Why your support matters

Tulsa Area United Way provides financial support to 59 partner agencies through our sustainability funding, but we do so much more. Find out how your gift to TAUW keeps our community strong by supporting education, financial stability, and health & safety.

Downtown Tulsa street on the Tulsa Area United Way website

news you can use

Each weekday morning, Tulsa Area United Way’s own Debra J. (DJ) Morrow Ingram scours media outlets for this daily series “News You Can Use.” It features local and regional headlines along with spotlights on TAUW partner agencies and companies.

Tulsa Area United Way partner agency executive director Angela Tollett, of Wagoner Area Neighbors, and her son

stories & Podcasts

You live in an incredible community composed of generous, passionate, and determined people. Together, you are all doing inspiring, heartwarming, and over-the-top incredible things to help strengthen our social safety net, so we created a page to celebrate your stories.

A Tradition of Giving

Tulsa Area United Way was founded in 1924 as the Tulsa Community Fund by a group of local businessmen. Chartering the funds were 11 health and human service organizations. Their inaugural campaign lasted only five days, and the very first goal of $238,895 was exceeded by $9,000. Remarkably, six of the 11 agencies are still partners with us today!

During World War II, the Fund combined with the National War Fund and United War Chest of Oklahoma to raise money to support 22 local agencies, as well as 22 organizations designed for international relief. The organization’s name was changed to Tulsa War Chest during this period. 

After the war, the Tulsa War Chest became the Tulsa Community Chest to reflect a broader mission. The most recent name change came in 1974 when the current Tulsa Area United Way was introduced. 


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