TAUW’s impact on our community includes leveraging our network of donors, partner nonprofits and companies to strengthen our community’s human services social safety net in these many ways.

Campaign Year 2024 Highlights

  • More than 430 volunteers from nine schools and student-led organizations performed 21 community service projects as a part of the Tulsa Area United Way’s inaugural Student Day of Caring, Friday, April 26. Additionally, 10 companies hosted food drives to address food insecurity for our students and their families.

Campaign Year 2023 Highlights

  • Even though Tulsa is 76th in the size of cities who raise money for United Way nationally, we are twelfth in the amount raised, $25,800,721.
  • In 2023, through partnerships, leveraging national grant opportunities and 211 contracts, we garnered more than $850,000 in gifts outside the fall fundraising drive and more than $117,000 in in-kind gifts. The value of volunteerism is vital, with over 59,000 hours contributed by more than 8,000 volunteers, adding to a total community impact value of over $28.6 million.
  • 4,026 fall Day of Caring volunteers from 95 organizations performed over 275 community service projects!
  • 25,000 pounds of food collected, and 5,000 backpacks distributed to area school children. 
  • 211 Eastern Oklahoma operations transitioned to Tulsa Area United Way on June 1, 2023 just in time to answer 12,000 calls related to the Father’s Day Windstorm. Between June 2023 and February 2024, our 211 team made over 72,000 referrals. This free and confidential service connected neighbors from 37 counties for utility assistance, food, healthcare and more, helping those in need who didn’t know where to turn.  

Campaign Year 2022 Overview: 

  • $25,500,000 raised through the annual fundraising drive. 
  • $847,600 raised in contributions outside the campaign to support community projects. 
  • $2,077,309 in-kind donations, including $1.9 million in donated time. 
  • $28,424,909 total community investment for 2022. 
  • 6,421 Days of Caring event volunteers performed 250 community service projects, including 35,000 pounds of food collected, and 2,000 backpacks distributed to area school children.