Do you have an innovative idea that could make a significant difference for our community? Have you given this idea some thought? Some research? Tulsa Area United Way is eager to learn about your idea/project. Funds, available per project, fall in the range of $30,000 to $100,000. To get started, click on the link and complete the one-page Information sheet.


  • Innovative idea that has social service impact – that does not yet exist in your county
  • Project falls within the categories of education, health/safety and/or financial stability
  • Recipient is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located within the six-county service area of TAUW (Tulsa, Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers & Wagoner counties)
  • 2021 grant range is $30,000 – $100,000
  • Other funders will be invited to hear your pitch


  • Submit the Information Page: due September 20, 2021
  • If selected, you will be given access to a formal application
  • If your formal application is selected you will receive a date to give a pitch
  • Funding will be for January through December 2022
  • Grantees will be required to submit a Progress Report upon completion of the project

View 2021 Social Innovations Recipients



Call: Mariam Mamah at 918-295-6635 or online here


Brevity is key

  • Overview of Project  
    • Briefly describe the project. Be concise. There is an opportunity to provide specifics in other areas of application.
  • Timeline of Projected Milestones  
    • Approximate dates in the project cycle when key action steps are to be accomplished.
  • Budget 
    • Upload Budget
  • Measure to Determine Success
    • Briefly describe quantitative aspects of the project. Measurement is an important component and is considered critical to project consideration.
  • Describe How This Project is Innovative for Our Community
    • What are the key components of this project that make it creative and unique?
  • Primary Social or Economic Impact on Community
    • Who will benefit?
    • How will that affect the community?
  • Mastering the 10-Minute Pitch