About Us

At the heart of everything we do is the desire to serve as a lifeline for Tulsa’s most vulnerable populations. We do this through customized, client-focused direct service programs, partnerships and data projects that are on the ground and in step with the community.

What We Do

We connect vulnerable, marginalized and under-resourced Tulsans with support, information and services to be strong, safe and healthy.

In 2021, CSC celebrates our 80th year of research, planning and action around improving the lives of Oklahomans. Throughout this time, the Community Service Council has continuously brought people together to research, plan, coordinate action, and assess progress to address some of Oklahoma’s most critical social service, health, education and civic challenges. Our focus is on implementing strategies that invest in individuals and families across the lifespan to better care for themselves, their families, and our community.

Today, CSC remains a trusted agency for direct services, data, research, collaboration, mobilization and strategy development for community improvement. 

Programs History Impact

We fulfill these key functions throughout the Tulsa community: 

Who We Serve

211 Eastern Oklahoma
37 counties; Anyone in the community needing help finding social services, resources, assistance.
Burmese Peer Educator Program
Burmese refugee women and families living in Tulsa County.
Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma
Government, education, corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Child Care Resource Center
Regional child care programs; Families seeking child care; Children in critical years of development.
Healthy Start
Pregnant women, infants through 18 months, and new parents with a focus on improving birth outcomes for Black mothers and babies.
Healthy Women, Healthy Futures
Tulsa women before and in-between pregnancies with a focus on underserved populations with the high disparities in maternal and child health.

Power of Families
Vulnerable and marginalized Hispanic/Latinx immigrant families in Tulsa.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
35 counties; Veteran families facing eviction or experiencing homelessness.
Fatherhood Coalition
Tulsa fathers/father figures looking to strengthen their role in their children’s lives.
Oklahoma Veteran Alliance
Veterans across the state struggling in their transition to civilian life.
Tulsa Equality Indicators
Anyone looking to understand racial disparities and inequities in Tulsa.
Tulsa Weather Coalition
Medically fragile or elderly Tulsans who are at-risk during extreme temperatures.
Veteran Employer Network
Oklahoma employers interested in hiring and developing veterans in the workplace.

Our Funders

Community Service Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses; grants from local and national foundations; and grants from federal, state and local government.  We are grateful to every one of our donors who make our work possible! Following are some of our top donors from 2020:

  • George Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

  • Tulsa Area United Way

  • Ms. Ruth Nelson

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

  • United Way Worldwide

  • Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation

  • Flint Family Foundation

  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropies

  • Mrs. Judy Davis

  • ONEOK

  • The Hille Foundation

  • Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation

  • Tulsa Community Foundation

  • The Williams Foundation

Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to provide these many services to support thousands of vulnerable individuals and families and help build a stronger, healthier, more equitable Oklahoma.

Learn more about CSC in our latest agency videos:

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning & Action