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Community Investments

ONEOK is a committed and active member in our communities with a dedicated Community Investments department to foster partnerships between our company, our employees and the community. Investing in communities where we have operations and where our employees live and work not only is the right thing to do – it’s also smart business. By contributing financially and through volunteerism, we help build stronger communities and create a better environment for our employees, customers and the general public.

Requests for support, both monetary and for volunteers, are accepted online. 

First-time applicants, you must create an account login and password here. Select “new applicant” and set up an account. Then return to this webpage, review the Community Investments programs below and use the link to apply for the one that best fits the request for support.  

For return applicants, access your account to review the status of your submitted request. 

Primary focus areas for our community investments are arts and culture, community improvement, education, environmental, and health and human services. Priority consideration is given to educational programs and health and human services organizations, particularly those with programs helping people to become self-sufficient.

ONEOK provides one-time grants and multi-year pledges to support programs, projects and capital campaigns of charitable organizations. ONEOK also has grant programs that specifically support public schools and emergency responder organizations. 

Use the appropriate link below to complete your application:


Please carefully review the program guidelines, deadlines and general information before applying to ensure you meet the criteria. 

Grants and Pledges

  • Requests must serve the needs of the communities where ONEOK operates and our employees work and live.

  • Requests $5,000 or less can be submitted any time online and are reviewed quarterly. If a requestor has not received a decision notification or a change of status online, the request is being held to be considered for a future quarterly review.

  • Requests greater than $5,000 are reviewed at the ONEOK Foundation quarterly board meetings in March, June, September and December. Requests must be submitted four to six weeks in advance of each meeting to be considered.

  • Requests should specify a specific program, project or campaign the funds will be used to support. Requests for general operating will not be considered.

  • Requests for capital campaigns generally should not exceed 1% of the total campaign goal.

  • Requests from religious groups or churches will not be considered, except those that have programs and project that benefit the broad community.

  • No goods or services other than company recognition can be received for a grant or pledge. 

Emergency Responder Grants

Our continued commitment to operate in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner is a key focus for our company. In our operating areas, we proactively establish and maintain good working relationships with key community stakeholders, including organizations dedicated to emergency preparedness and response efforts.

The emergency responder grant program supports organizations as committed to safety as we are, ensuring they have necessary resources. Grants may be used for fire, safety and medical equipment; personal protective equipment and gear, and communication equipment or systems.

  • Review the Emergency Responder guidelines to see if you meet the criteria.

  • Requests can be submitted any time and are considered annually on August 1.

  • Notification and payment of grants takes place in September. 

Public School Grants

ONEOK's investments in education focus on opportunities that directly impact the classroom in public school districts where the company operates.

The goal of our public school grants is to improve the educational experience for K-12 students in public schools and to cultivate and enhance relationships with community leaders. Public school grants may be used for classroom-enrichment projects, instructional technology, assistance for disadvantaged students, curriculum-based materials and equipment, and programs that help improve student performance.

  • Please review the Public School Grant guidelines to see if you meet the criteria.

  • Requests can be submitted any time and are considered annually on February 1.

  • Notification and payment of grants takes place annually in May.

  • Grant recipients must submit a final report form by the end of the calendar year the grant is received.  

As a company, we recognize and believe that good corporate citizenship is an essential and important responsibility. Corporate sponsorships provide opportunities to support and engage community organizations, while increasing ONEOK brand visibility and awareness. Any benefits associated with the sponsorships are used locally to encourage our employees to get involved and to build relationships with key community stakeholders.  

Request a corporate sponsorship.

  • Requests must serve the needs of the communities where ONEOK operates and our employees work and live.

  • For event sponsorships, requests should be submitted at least four to six weeks in advance of the event date for consideration.

  • Requestors must be a charitable organization or cause and the funds will be used to support its needs not a thirdparty organization.

  • Requests from religious groups or churches will not be considered, except those that have programs and project that benefit the broad community.

  • Goods or services can be received for a sponsorship.

Employee, Director and Retiree Matching Grants

ONEOK encourages and supports giving back to the community. The matching grants program provides a dollar-for-dollar match of employee and director contributions to charitable organizations from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $5,000 per employee or director, per calendar year. Retiree contributions are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,500 per calendar year.

Review the guidelines to learn more about contributions and organizations that qualify for matching grants. 


United Way

ONEOK organizes an annual campaign across the company to support the United Way. All employee, retiree and director pledges, and proceeds from fundraising events are matched dollar-for-dollar by ONEOK. The company goal is 100 percent acknowledgement of the campaign by employees. ONEOK employees are tremendously generous and continually exceed the national average for participation and contribution amount.

ONEOK encourages and supports employee volunteer efforts in the community. Volunteering is an important part of ONEOK’s culture and a valuable resource for charitable organizations. We are proud that our employees generously share their time and talents to benefit the community.

Volunteers With Energy

Our company volunteer program, Volunteers With Energy (VWE), was established in 2003 to address numerous requests from charitable organizations for volunteer manpower. Company-sponsored volunteer projects generally are one-time activities that offer employees, retirees and family members an opportunity to give back to their local community.

Volunteer Request for your charitable cause.


Volunteer Service Grants

Employees and retirees may earn grants for their charity of choice simply by recording the hours they volunteer for VWE company-sponsored projects and independent, personal volunteer activities. Once the qualifying thresholds are met, grants up to $500 are awarded annually per employee or retiree.

Volunteer Service Grant guidelines

ONEOK provides one-time grants and multi-year pledges to support programs, projects and capital campaigns of charitable organizations. ONEOK also has grant programs that specifically support public schools and emergency responder organizations. 

Use the appropriate link below to complete your application:


Please carefully review the program guidelines, deadlines and general information before applying to ensure you meet the criteria. 

Grants and Pledges

  • Requests must serve the needs of the communities where ONEOK operates and our employees work and live.

  • Requests $5,000 or less can be submitted any time online and are reviewed quarterly. If a requestor has not received a decision notification or a change of status online, the request is being held to be considered for a future quarterly review.

  • Requests greater than $5,000 are reviewed at the ONEOK Foundation quarterly board meetings in March, June, September and December. Requests must be submitted four to six weeks in advance of each meeting to be considered.

  • Requests should specify a specific program, project or campaign the funds will be used to support. Requests for general operating will not be considered.

  • Requests for capital campaigns generally should not exceed 1% of the total campaign goal.

  • Requests from religious groups or churches will not be considered, except those that have programs and project that benefit the broad community.

  • No goods or services other than company recognition can be received for a grant or pledge. 

Emergency Responder Grants

Our continued commitment to operate in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner is a key focus for our company. In our operating areas, we proactively establish and maintain good working relationships with key community stakeholders, including organizations dedicated to emergency preparedness and response efforts.

The emergency responder grant program supports organizations as committed to safety as we are, ensuring they have necessary resources. Grants may be used for fire, safety and medical equipment; personal protective equipment and gear, and communication equipment or systems.

  • Review the Emergency Responder guidelines to see if you meet the criteria.

  • Requests can be submitted any time and are considered annually on August 1.

  • Notification and payment of grants takes place in September. 

Public School Grants

ONEOK's investments in education focus on opportunities that directly impact the classroom in public school districts where the company operates.

The goal of our public school grants is to improve the educational experience for K-12 students in public schools and to cultivate and enhance relationships with community leaders. Public school grants may be used for classroom-enrichment projects, instructional technology, assistance for disadvantaged students, curriculum-based materials and equipment, and programs that help improve student performance.

  • Please review the Public School Grant guidelines to see if you meet the criteria.

  • Requests can be submitted any time and are considered annually on February 1.

  • Notification and payment of grants takes place annually in May.

  • Grant recipients must submit a final report form by the end of the calendar year the grant is received.