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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 community since 1924

6,100

Days of Caring volunteers in 2021

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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.

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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!

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.

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news you can use

Each weekday morning, Tulsa Area United Way’s own 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

Since our founding in 1924, Tulsa Area United Way has raised and invested over $825 million to assist our most vulnerable citizens living in Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner, and Tulsa counties. 

In the beginning, we were known as the Tulsa Community Fund. Eleven health and human service organizations established our fund. Together, after only five days, our communities exceeded their first goal of $238,895 by $9,000.   

Today, six of the original 11 agencies remain our partners.  

During World War II, we became the Tulsa War Chest. The Tulsa War Chest raised funds for 22 local programs and 22 organizations for international relief in partnership with the National War Fund and the United War Chest of Oklahoma. 

After the war, we changed our name to Tulsa Community Chest to reflect our broad mission. Then, in 1974, we officially became the Tulsa Area United Way.   
 
As we did in 1924, we continue to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities by strengthening the three building blocks to a better life: education, financial stability, and health and safety. 


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