Give Local This Holiday Season

Reading Partners Tulsa

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade.

They know that reading is the foundation for all future learning. The ability to read transforms lives and empowers children and communities to reach their full potential. Research shows that students who read at grade level by fourth grade have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. 

That’s why they partner with under-resourced schools and engage volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading. Their volunteers provide hour-long tutoring sessions to students— following a structured, evidence-based curriculum developed with an expert team of curriculum advisors.

Their program model works and is backed by evidence-based research which proves that their students make significant gains in reading.

To volunteer to read with a child once a week, sign up here and to invest in literacy education, click here.

YMCA of Greater Tulsa

The Y’s purpose is to strengthen communities; fundamentally, strong communities are equitable communities. They recognize we are one small cog in the community wheel but fully embrace our responsibility to continue critical work to end systemic racism, bigotry, discrimination and hate. The Y has journeyed through this work for over 175 years and while they have made significant strides, they acknowledge that there is much work ahead of us. Part of this work includes telling the story of the tragic and difficult times in our communities’ history because stories re-told are stories not relived.

Our impact and relevancy are directly tied to our efforts to fight for greater inclusion and equity for all. This work is rooted in their inclusive mission and is the soul of our Movement.

To donate, click here.

Philbrook Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art is committed to being Tulsa’s most welcoming and engaging cultural institution, providing a unique trifecta of experiences: a historic home, world class art museum, 25 acres of gardens.

Philbrook Museum of Art opened on October 25, 1939. The addition of a 70,000 square foot wing in 1990 turned the historic home into a modern museum complex. A major garden renovation in 2004 cemented the Museum’s reputation as “the most beautiful place in Oklahoma.”

Through bold action and strategic investment, they create a space for new ideas, diverse stories and perspectives, and social connection. The Philbrook Collection features more than 16,000 objects with a focus on American, Native American, and European art. Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook shines a light on Tulsa’s storied and complex past while building a diverse and creative vision of the city’s future.

To learn more about museum memberships, click here and to ensure they can be a place for all, give here.