Every child has a right to a safe, secure, supportive upbringing. We are committed to breaking the cycle of child abuse in Tulsa and to equipping our youth with the skills and knowledge they need to lead self-sufficient lives.

Enhancing the quality of life in your home community is a fundamental responsibility of those blessed with the resources to pursue that noble objective. We are proud to support organizations focused on promoting education, child advocacy and youth development in our hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Our efforts are rooted in our belief that when people live free from abuse, neglect and violence, they are able to pursue the education and skills they need to flourish and develop into self-sufficient individuals capable of contributing to their communities.

Today, however, the cycle of child abuse and neglect threatens Oklahoma’s future. Oklahoma ranks among the highest in the U.S. for instances of child abuse and neglect, and a report released by the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths put Oklahoma in the top five states for the rate of child abuse and neglect deaths.

As part of the Schusterman Family Foundation’s broader efforts to stem the tide of abuse and neglect, especially in Tulsa and in Israel, we hope to cast more light on the needs of at-risk children and advance proven interventions that other communities can replicate.

We are also providing service and leadership development opportunities for teens that will help them connect to the values that drive them, contribute positively to the community and enhance their academic achievement. Young people who develop social justice skills and knowledge at a young age are in a position to promote these values throughout their lifetimes.

By directing our investments toward the resolution of a limited number of specific issues, we can achieve our goal of transforming Tulsa’s youth into self-sustaining individuals who will, in turn, plant seeds for their children. We do this by supporting organizations and projects that:

  • Develop wide-ranging solutions to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect;
  • Directly reduce the number of children affected by abuse or neglect;
  • Provide safe, supportive environments for children and families affected by abuse or neglect; and
  • Provide service opportunities and leadership development training for teens.


WestEd, a research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

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Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.

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YMCA of Greater Tulsa

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the YMCA of Greater Tulsa, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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YWCA Tulsa

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.

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University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is a forward-thinking, private university where dedication, excellence, commitment, and integrity are central to our mission.

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A Gathering Place for Tulsa

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is leading an effort to significantly enhance the River Parks by connecting three adjacent waterfront parcels to the existing system, creating a broad and active civic commons where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience something new, visit after visit.

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Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School

At Lighthouse Academies, we prepare our scholars through rigorous programs that provide them with a foundation that will allow them to succeed in and graduate from college. Our unique arts-infused curriculum, emphasis on social development and integration of diverse cultural opportunities augments learning and broadens horizons.

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Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Care Center

Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Center is a vibrant and energetic continuum of care community with an outstanding reputation. We incorporate Independent Living, three levels of Assisted Living and a twenty-four hour Health Center.

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Tulsa Global Alliance

Tulsa Global Alliance is dedicated to increasing global understanding and linking people and institutions worldwide.                

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Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless

The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless focuses on providing the full spectrum of what clients need to overcome homelessness, including an award-winning health clinic, personalized case management and computer access.

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