About Us

Key Functions & Funders

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 planning organization for data, research, collaboration, mobilization and strategy development for community improvement. 

Programs History Impact

We connect vulnerable and under-resourced Tulsans with the support, information and services they need to be strong, safe and healthy.
We do this by fulfilling these key functions throughout the Tulsa community: 

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


  • The Hille Foundation

  • Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation

  • Tulsa Community Foundation

  • Union Public Schools

  • The Williams Foundation

Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to provide the following services to help build a stronger, healthier, more equitable Oklahoma:

  • Direct services for thousands of Oklahomans to connect them to the help and hope they need.

  • Support for local community agencies to strengthen their capacity to serve those in need by providing community data, research and reporting, fiduciary management and operational infrastructure, publishing and design services, a sophisticated referral system using cutting-edge technology and our 211 Eastern Oklahoma platform, community trainings and education, a full-service community conference center, and much more.

  • Collective impact work, including facilitating and leading of community conversations, and convening and organizing local and national partners, to implement innovative strategies for broad-scale community change.

Learn more about CSC in our 2020 agency video:

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning & Action