Here are some of our favorite charities located in Tulsa, OK. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Providing a wide range of musical and teaching experiences
Founded in October, 2005, the unique concept of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has gained national attention as a number of other professional orchestras search for a practical alternative to the traditional structure. The mission of TSO is to collaborate and resonate throughout the community as the professional orchestra that educates, entertains, inspires and distinguishes their community through musical excellence and innovation. TSO is committed to serving the Tulsa community as productive citizens, artists, teachers, facilitators, innovators, musical ambassadors and wherever their talents are needed.
Libraries Change Lives
In 1972 the Tulsa Library Trust was formed as a nonprofit organization to receive and administer donations for services and programs beyond the funding capabilities of the Tulsa City-County Library's annual operating budget. The Tulsa Library Trust supports the Tulsa City-County Library's efforts to provide services to the half a million children, teens and adults who use the library. We strive to cultivate the love of reading and lifelong learning by offering unique programs, services and resources to communities in Tulsa County.
Taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world
Since its founding in 1949, the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, through its many ministries, is totally dedicated to taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world and bringing God's healing power to the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (OREA) produces 52 weekly television and radio programs, and 260 daily television programs to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the United States and throughout the world. These programs reach an estimated 800,000 people per week. OREA distributes copies of bi-monthly and quarterly magazines, books, tracts and booklets, and audio and video tape recordings and other religious materials containing messages of Christian inspiration and teaching.
Take in the beauty of Philbrook
Founded in 1938, the Philbrook Museum of Art is dedicated to enriching Tulsa's cultural atmosphere by providing our community, state and region with a fine arts outlet in which they may discover, learn and participate with art as part of a multi-sensory experience. The vision first made possible by Waite and Genevieve Phillips is now one of America's finest art museums. The integrity of the original residence remains intact while later additions to the facility and gardens complete this classic Tulsa attraction. From breathtaking gardens to captivating architecture and fine dining, the Philbrook offers an array of opportunities. Our many classes and public programs offer a unique opportunity to develop a better understanding and appreciation of art for patrons of all ages.
Eliminating racism. Empowering women.
YWCA Tulsa is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We accomplish this mission locally by advocating for all Tulsans to succeed through wellness, wealth, and education. YWCA Tulsa's programs include health & wellness, immigration services, and activities for senior citizens.
The 16th oldest opera company in North America
Tulsa Opera, the 16th oldest opera company in North America, is ranked among the ten favorite regional opera companies in the United States. The company presents three grand opera productions each season at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tulsa Opera draws its audiences from a five state region that includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. In addition to its main stage operas, Tulsa Opera operates an extensive education and outreach program that provides opportunities for adults and children statewide. Tulsa Opera's educational programs reached 23,000 students in 103 schools across the state with Opera on Tour! during the 2015-2016 Season.
Building Lives. Preventing Mental Disorders. Promoting Wellness.
Mental Health Association Oklahoma is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research, service and housing. Mental Health Association Oklahoma envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential, free from stigma and prejudice.
Bringing the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest
The story of Tulsa Ballet began in 1956. Husband and wife Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, and musician Rosalie Talbott, founded Tulsa Ballet Theatre, blending classical dance with dramatic theatre. Today, Tulsa Ballet annually reaches more than 40,000 individuals across Oklahoma and employs a multi-cultural roster of dancers comprised of 29 highly-skilled professionals representing 14 different countries. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet has reached new heights on the stage, while bringing unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by developing an artistic reputation marked by innovative works with international impact. Regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet consistently brings the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest region, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view world-class ballet in the heartland of America.
Reclaiming lives, restoring hope
John 3:16 Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that provides food, shelter, clothing and rehabilitation services to Tulsa's homeless and at-risk population. Founded in 1952, the Mission has served thousands of homeless men, women and children through the decades, showing them the way to a better life through Jesus Christ. Our shelter provides a safe refuge from the street each night for up to 150 men. We also serve around 550 meals each day to the homeless and to men enrolled in our recovery program. Additionally, the Mission operates a Family and Youth Center (FYC) located in north Tulsa. The FYC provides material, spiritual and educational support to at-risk, low-income families living in inner-city environments.
Dignity and respect to help people
Neighbor for Neighbor (NFN) is an interfaith organization that serves the poor and educates the community about poverty through personal involvement with the poor. Neighbor for Neighbor offers ten basic programs that assist the uninsured, low income, unemployed, seniors, handicapped and the impoverished. These programs include a medical clinic, dental clinic, optometric clinic, dispensary, family assistance program, food distribution program, legal clinic, circle housing, community projects and a life skills program.
Providing educational opportunities in a nurturing environment for children and their families to learn and grow together
At Crosstown Learning Center, we are proud of our excellent reputation for providing quality care in a creative learning environment. Our curriculum provides us opportunities to have on-going assessments of our children, through documentation; lesson planning that is geared specifically to the individual child and offers opportunities for parents to become involved in their child's learning. We are also offering parent education programs, which meet once a month to discuss parenting issues.
Making a Difference and Improving Lives.
The Margaret Hudson Program provides pregnant and parenting teen mothers an opportunity to continue their academic education with the support of child care and comprehensive social and health services. In addition, the program provides adolescent pregnancy prevention education for our students and their families.
Supporting the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
Tulsa Zoo Friends supports the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum by providing admissions, attractions, food and beverage, marketing and fundraising services. Nearly 600,000 visitors tour the zoo each year and the zoo has approximately 12,000 Zoo Friends Member households. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.
Lighting the way for little ones since 1972
Founded in 1972, the Little Light House (LLH) is a tuition-free Christian developmental center providing educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs ages birth to six. LLH provides highly individualized educational and therapeutic services in a loving Christian environment, all on a tuition-free basis. LLH's mission is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and communities.
Transforming the lives of at-risk students since 1973.
To create 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.
Rebuilding lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education
Founded in 1976, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS), is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to families affected by domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education.
Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, low-income after-school programs and senior citizen centers. Collectively, the Food Bank provides more than 346,000 meals each week.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Delivering social services to people affected by HIV/AIDS
Tulsa CARES is committed to creating an environment where all people with HIV/AIDS have equal opportunities for healthy living. We advance our mission through empowerment, inclusion, and the creation of hope by offering tailored, integrated resources and advocating for the end of HIV stigma. We are committed to achieving quality health outcomes for those living with HIV/AIDS resulting in HIV treatment adherence, quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, and reduction of HIV transmission. We delivered tailored, integrated services: care coordination, health care navigation, mental health counseling, housing assistance, and food and nutrition. We also address client empowerment and self-wroth and advocate through community awareness and education.
Serving the needs of the disadvantaged in the United States and abroad
Founded in 1992, Christ for Humanity (CFH) is a humanitarian aid and short-term mission sending organization serving the needs of the disadvantaged in the United States and abroad. CFH receives donations of food, clothing, and medical supplies from business and medical communities, churches, and caring individuals. CFH distributes these supplies at no cost to missionaries, healthcare workers, or other ministries working in almost 40 countries worldwide to enhance their outreach to the poor. CFH also sponsors several short-term missions around the world utilizing humanitarian aid and evangelism.
Providing safe refuge and resources for self-sufficiency
The mission of the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is to provide a safe, healthy environment for people who are homeless and to provide opportunities and to encourage participation for homeless people to achieve self-sufficiency. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is Tulsa County's only daytime shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. The Day Center offers a safe daytime refuge to people living on the streets of Tulsa County. Our basic human services provide immediate assistance to women, men and families in distress. While the Day Center is the only organization in Tulsa providing shelter during the day, we also provide night shelter for approximately 116 of the most vulnerable and at-risk segments of the homeless population.
The Center for Individuals With Physical Challenges in Tulsa, Oklahoma was established in 1959 to provide organized social, cultural and recreational opportunities for persons with physical disabilities. The Center provides a wide variety of services for persons with physical challenges in three major program areas: rehabilitation services, adaptive recreation and community reintegration, in addition to several support groups that meet at the Center's facility.