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.
raised in 2021
invested in the community since 1924
Days of Caring volunteers in 2021
Community Service Council’s free service, 2-1-1, connects you to social services, including crisis support. Click below for a list of how our 59 partner agencies can help you.
United for Ukraine
More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine, a number expected to rise to 4 million before the conflict is over. United Way is stepping up to support those displaced by the violence, providing life-saving relief. Click here to learn how you can help!
Donate at the Day of Caring
Food and Blood Drive
On June 24, our Third Annual Food and Blood Drive will have food donation sites as well as nine blood drives across Tulsa Area United Way’s six-county service area. Click the button below to find out how to donate!
become a TAUW fellow
TAUW Fellows contribute to the success of the annual fundraising campaign. You will assist staff and volunteers working cross-functionally with other TAUW divisions in successful annual fundraising including marketing and general administrative duties.
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.
Live United Podcast
TAUW’s Live United Podcast explores what we can do together to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our community. Listen on your favorite podcast listening app or online at tauw.org/podcast.
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.