Recipients

Below is a partial list of agencies the foundation has funded in recent months. It is not an exhaustive list but a sample of programs we recommend to you. Periodically, we will add to the list and announce those additions on the home page of our own site. Those agencies listed agreed to be included and when we can, we will include pictures that will give you a flavor of the important work these good agencies provide to the people in Tulsa.

Offers life-saving recovery tools for adults suffering with addiction or co-existing mental health and substance use disorders to achieve individualized recoveries. website

A New Leaf’s mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with life skills, marketable job training through horticultural therapy, community-based vocational placement, and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices. We are a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide individuals with developmental disabilities (including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder) with vocational and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices. website

Alzheimer's Association - Oklahoma Chapter Our Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. website

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Reflief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, and Health and Safety Services. website

The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa is the champion for area arts and culture. Diverse education programs advance its mission to inspire creativity, foster appreciation, promote lifelong learning, enhance the quality of individual lives, and contribute economic vitality to the greater community. The Council partners with arts organizations, individual artists, patrons, school districts, educators, community groups, businesses and government. The Council seeks to nurture innovation, artistic quality and professional development; broaden public and private support of the arts; and introduce the arts and humanities to new audiences. The Council is among the largest privately funded local arts agencies in the region and depends upon support from private foundations, corporations and individuals for its annual operation. website

The Assistance League Tulsa was founded in 1968, and is dedicated to clothing students in economically challenged households and meeting the essential needs of the most vulnerable in our community. Operation School Bell, our major philanthropic program, provides new clothing, shoes, jackets, hygiene kits and books to students identified by their school counselor as most vulnerable. We serve students at 87 schools in 14 school districts. Assistance League Tulsa collaborates with several other non-profits serving children and adults in transforming lives and strengthening our community.website

CAP Tulsa is one of the largest anti-poverty agencies in Oklahoma. We believe every family and every child deserves the same opportunity for success. This is achieved by empowering low-income families with the education and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. CAP Tulsa provides the support and guidance with early childhood education and comprehensive enrichment programs for the entire family. website

The mission of Catholic Charities is to be Christ’s merciful love to those who suffer.
Our mission is carried out by Catholic people and others in fraternal goodwill pooling their resources to reach out and assist those in need. In so doing, Catholic Charities is the primary instrument of the Church in carrying out the works of mercy.
The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges Dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with physical challenges to enhance their quality of life. website

Dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with physical challenges to enhance their quality of life.website

Because we believe life is sacred, an inherent gift from a loving Creator, and that all children are of equal worth, we dedicate ourselves to maximizing the potential of every child by providing excellent pediatric medical and rehabilitative services in a compassionate environment consistent with the Christian principles on which we were founded. website

            

Clarehouse provides a loving home, quality end-of-life care and access to hospice services to people in need. We are a loving home for terminally ill people, providing living space, practical care and access to hospice services – devoted to the care of dying people and to the support of their loved ones. website

          

Clark Youth Theatre is Tulsa’s longest running youth arts program outside the public schools. The City of Tulsa turned a former Lutheran church into a youth theatre in 1978, and Clark operated as part of the Tulsa Park and Recreation Dept. for 35 seasons. This is our first season as a private entity, and though some things have changed, the award-winning, quality programs that Clark Theatre is known for are here to stay! website

Helping build better lives through behavioral health and substance abuse services. Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma annually helps build better lives for over 5,000 adults and children in communities throughout northeastern Oklahoma. Our commitment to quality is even stronger today than when we opened in 1982. We are the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care. website

Since 1983, we've been helping women in crisis find a brighter future. website

is a 3-star, nationally accredited child care center. Crosstown was the first nationally accredited child care center in north Tulsa, achieving our 3-star status and national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) in 2001. website

DaySpring Villa is one of only two domestic violence shelters in Tulsa and the only faith-based, certified domestic violence shelter in Oklahoma. We are also the first shelter certified by the Oklahoma Attorney General's office to address the special needs of adult victims of sexual trafficking. website

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc., a Tulsa Area United Way agency, is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Okla., and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women and, children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The DVIS mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education. website

Mission statement: "The provision of free dental services, preventative dental education, and free oral/denture health care supplies to economically disadvantaged, mentally/physically disabled or elderly eastern Oklahomans, and to seek new opportunities to provide dental services to vulnerable populations". website

We are a nonprofit organization providing medical care for the underserved. website

Helping Hand Ministry, an outreach of First Presbyterian Church, combines ministry and mission by offering short-term assistance to Tulsans in need. Launched under the supervision of the First Church Deacons over 30 years ago, the Helping Hand Ministry has evolved into an independent not for profit corporation. Five mornings a week, compassionate volunteers help individuals and families dealing with a temporary crisis by assisting in the payment of their utility bills, rent, or prescriptions and with the distribution of food from the pantry. website

We are compassionate guardians of comfort and dignity. Hospice of Green Country is the only hospice in the Tulsa area with staff committed to providing education-based expert care and nurturing guidance to patients and their loved ones who are in need of compassionate guardians of comfort and dignity when facing the end of life experience. website

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over four million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to inculcate typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. website

Iron Gate's mission is simple. We feed the hungry of Tulsa—every day. We feed people in three ways, through our soup kitchen, grocery pantry and Kids Pantry.
We call those who eat at Iron Gate our “guests” because we invite them to eat with us. Our philosophy is we are all guests on this earth and guests treat one another with courtesy, kindness and respect. website

Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. website

The Little Light House

To empower all students with the academic, character, and life skills necessary to succeed in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond. website

The Little Light House

The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and their communities. We accomplish this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. website

One Hope Tulsa

To provide quality-focused, cost-effective, and family-based health services with dignity and respect to all people without regard to finances, culture or lifestyle and to provide information and support to promote participation in health care decisions. webiste

Neighbors Along The Line meets basic needs and provides opportunities for development and increased independence. The non-profit organization was to help residents receive food, emergency medical attention, etc. We serve approximately 5.5 square miles in Northwest Tulsa. While this area once thrived with industry and oil, it now largely consists of unemployed and under-employed residents. website

For over 25 years, New Hope has been providing services free of charge to Oklahoma children of prisoners. Our organization began in 1992 as a summer camp for children enduring parental incarceration. The critical need for our programs has grown year after year in Oklahoma, which currently holds one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. Through the years our programs have greatly expanded to include after-school programs, community-based programs, weekend retreats, holiday parties, and case management services. website

Our mission is to maximize the academic potential of high needs students by offering school supplies, educational tools and incentive items necessary for successful learning. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of materials that support learning… including basic supplies like crayons, paper, scissors, pens and pencils, as well as enrichment and incentive items… that teachers can use to motivate and inspire student engagement, while giving hope for the future. website

The Little Light House

Works to PREVENT abuse and neglect through parent, child and community education. PROTECT children at risk through family safety & support services. HEAL the harmed through parent & child treatment. The Parent Child Center provides a wide array of services focused on strengthening families to prevent and end child abuse and neglect in our community. website

The Little Light House

Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic is a private, nonprofit mental health facility serving children, adults and their families through residential, in-patient and out-patient settings. Its mission is “… To provide outstanding mental health and support services.” website

One Hope Tulsa

Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook Museum of Art is a home for art, learning, and creative engagement, and has been a cultural cornerstone of the Tulsa community for nearly 80 years.
Philbrook believes it should play a vital role in connecting people to their communities and think expansively about how to be widely-inclusive and collaborative.
Philbrook adheres to its mission to be “an essential and exceptional participant in the cultural, educational, and economic life of a growing and diverse constituency.” webiste

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages since the mid-1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Oklahoma. website

The Little Light House

Rebuilding Together Tulsa is an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities. To bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Vision: A safe and healthy home for every person website

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa is committed to providing a “home away from home” for families whose children are being treated in Tulsa hospitals for serious medical illness or injury. website

The Little Light House

Spay Oklahoma is a non-profit organization founded in Tulsa in 2004 in response to Oklahoma’s serious pet overpopulation problem. Their mission is to eliminate pet overpopulation by providing low cost spay and neuter services to pet owners who cannot afford this important step in care of their dogs and cats. website

Stand in the Gap Ministries

At Stand in the Gap, we do not offer handouts. Instead, through healthy relationships, education, and prayer, Oklahomans in need are empowered to break unhealthy patterns in their lives and achieve self-reliance. website

One Hope Tulsa

Since 1926, St. John Health System has been an integral part of every community it serves—providing nationally recognized healthcare services and giving back through care for persons living in poverty, education of medical care professionals, medical research and many other ways that help make those communities better places to live. webiste

Street School Inc.'s mission as a non-profit, alternative education and counseling program is to provide a supportive community for students who have chosen to continue their education in a non-traditional setting.  Our comprehensive and individualized services enable students to reach their potential and become responsible and productive adults. website

Resonance promotes and supports the well-being and self-sufficiency of women and their families challenged by the criminal justice system. Our goal is to help female offenders succeed. website

Considered to be one of the “Top 10” professional ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet serves the community through world-class performances, dance instruction, and outreach programs for at risk youth and adults. website

The mission of the Tulsa Botanic Garden is to promote the beauty and importance of plants and nature to create a more sustainable and harmonious world. website

The mission of Tulsa Boys' Home is to provide the highest quality residential care for young boys needing placement outside their home, for the purpose of developing well-adjusted, responsible adults and strengthening the family. website

The mission of the medical society is: “To be the advocate for both physicians and patients, to support quality health care, to be a leader in health care reform and to sustain a continuing dialogue between the membership and the community in which we live and work. website

One Hope Tulsa

Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. has specially trained volunteers who speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. website

Working to end Homelessness. The mission of the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is to provide a safe and healthy environment for people who are homeless and provide opportunities and encouragement for achieving self-sufficiency. website

Empowering underserved girls through visual arts training. Their goal is to provide specialized art training to talented and motivated elementary school-aged girls living in the inner city of Tulsa. TGAS is different from other local charitable organizations providing professional level art instruction by local art teachers and artists. website

Their mission: Illuminate the Past, Enrich the Present, and Inspire the FutureThe Tulsa Historical Society is the only museum in Tulsa focused on building, preserving, and presenting a broad based general collection of Tulsa’s history. website

is a syndicate of volunteers devoted to putting their neighbors who need transportation on a bike. website

To collaborate and resonate throughout our community as the professional orchestra that educates, entertains, inspires, and distinguishes our community through musical excellence, innovation and service. webiste

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. website

Youth Services of Tulsa has been meeting the needs of, and advocating for, Tulsa area youth and their families since 1969. Over the years, we have evolved to stay on top the ever-changing, increasingly complex needs of young people, ages 12 to 24. Youth Services is the only non-profit organization in Tulsa focused solely on adolescents and young adults. website