Tulsa Area United Way’s Social Innovation grant program has provided over $1.8 million to “start-up” ideas since 2014. Nonprofit organizations are invited to present innovative plans to overcome challenges in the community. Recipients may or may not receive regular funding from United Way but are required to be 501(c)3 organizations.

Five local non-profits were awarded $325,000 in Social Innovation grants from the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) in 2020. Proposals were presented virtually at TAUW’s annual “pitch night” in November to a panel of volunteer judges, who were looking for innovation, collaboration and non-duplication among non-profit, educational or governmental organizations.

“The grants allow organizations to incubate initiatives and bring new strategies to Tulsa and the surrounding area that work elsewhere and can potentially make a positive impact locally,” said Brent Sadler, Chief Community Investments Officer at the Tulsa Area United Way. “This year, we were looking for bold plans in healthcare that will serve as a catalyst for long-term solutions so that everyone has the opportunity to lead healthy lives.”

The application and selection process is September to December.

For more information about the selection process contact Miriam Mamah at 918-295-6635 or online here