Who We Are

Key Functions & Funders

In 2019, CSC celebrates our 78th 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 prevention – implementing strategies that invest in individuals and families across the lifespan to better care for themselves, their families, and our community.

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Today, CSC remains a trusted planning organization for data, research, policy, collaboration, mobilization and strategy development for community improvement. As a catalyst seeking and driving solutions to meet critical needs, we serve our mission in the following five roles…

Our Roles >

We work to improve Oklahomans’ lives through direct services that provide and connect people to the help and hope they need; data, research and training that informs programming and policies around equity and opportunity; and collective impact work that convenes local and national partners to implement innovative strategies for a stronger Oklahoma.


Wecpromote understanding of challenges and needed solutions through listening, data gathering and analysis, research, needs identification, education and action.


We link people with help to meet both personal and community needs.


We generate new ideas and directions for innovative improvements in addressing current and emerging concerns.


We provide planning, policy development, financial management and human resource support to build capacity of new and existing non-profits, and other entities to meet changing needs.


We bring together people, organizations and institutions to think, plan and act on important issues, and measure the impact.

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 2019:

  • Tulsa Area United Way

  • George Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Zarrow Foundation

  • Ruth K. Nelson Family Foundation

  • Tulsa Community Foundation

  • Blue Meridian Partners

  • Center for Law and Social Policy

  • Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation

  • Bank of Oklahoma

  • The Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation

  • Tulsa Auto Dealers Association

Our Functions >

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning & Action