Community Investment and Employee Involvement
ONEOK and its employees have a long and rich history of giving back to communities where we operate, live and work. Through the generous contributions of our employees’ time and treasures and the commitment of our company to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being in our communities, together we strive to have a collective impact that makes a positive difference.
How Our Company Supports the Community
The ONEOK Foundation was established to provide a consistent means of investing in the community and supports programs, projects and capital campaigns of charitable organizations through one-time grants or multiyear pledges. Grants to targeted community groups such as public schools and emergency responders, who are valuable to our employees and operations, also are awarded by the foundation.
Through corporate contributions, ONEOK also supports civic or charitable organizations by providing sponsorships for events and leadership and community development opportunities.
ONEOK supports employee involvement in the community and provides a dollar-for-dollar match for employee contributions through the Employee Matching Grant Program and annual United Way campaign. The company also rewards employee volunteer service by giving them an opportunity to earn an annual grant to give back to a charitable organization.
How Our Employees Support the Community
ONEOK encourages employees to get involved in their local communities, and the following programs and opportunities support those efforts.
Employee Matching Grant Program
Employee contributions to charitable organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are matched dollar-for-dollar by ONEOK from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $5,000 per employee for the calendar year.
The company volunteer program, Volunteers With Energy (VWE), provides volunteer manpower for charitable organizations, causes and community events. Employees, their family members and retirees are encouraged to participate.
Employees can earn a volunteer service grant annually to give back to a charitable organization by recording volunteer hours for company-sponsored projects and independent volunteer activity.
United Way Campaign
An annual employee-led campaign is held across the company footprint to support United Way. Employees can designate their pledge to the United Way of their choice and are encouraged to participate in fundraising events. Employee pledges are matched dollar for dollar by ONEOK.
ONEOK supports employee involvement at all levels in community and civic boards. Employee involvement is considered when requests are received for support and company-sponsored volunteer projects.