Community Collaborations


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Many entrenched social problems in our community cannot be solved by a single organization. We all must work together to address those challenges, help our neighbors and build a stronger community.

The Tulsa Area United Way encourages partnerships among our partner agencies and considers investments in nonprofit collaborations that have a community-wide impact and meet the following criteria:

  • Community Challenge

    Must be a catalyst for change and focused on a community wide issue requiring a multi-faceted solution.

  • Collaborators

    Must be a formal, documented alliance of various agencies; at least one of which a TAUW partner agency.

  • Shared Goal

    Must have a strategic plan with agreed upon outcomes.

  • Communications

    Must have a system in place for the transferring and sharing of information/data with frequent planning meetings.

  • Diverse Funding

    Must have other community funders.

Community Collaborations

A Way Home for Tulsa
A collective effort of 25 non-profit organizations, foundations, and local governments focusing on preventing homelessness and housing those living on the streets.

Community Response Team (CRT)
A collaboration of mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies to help people in crisis and divert them from jail cells or emergency rooms.

Safe Babies Court 
Safe Babies Court brings together the courts and child welfare agencies to expedite healing services for young victims of abuse, neglect and poverty.

Other Community Collaborations:

​Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
City Year
Hunger Free Oklahoma
Impact Tulsa
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance


For more information on Community Collaborations and how your organization can participate, please contact Cindy Longacre at 918-295-6696 or