What We Do

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS), a 501(c) (3) community-based nonprofit, was formed in 2001 with a mission of building a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools. The organization is committed to raising revenues to increase educational opportunities, enlisting community support and business assistance in providing educational resources and opportunities, and communicating the need for continued community involvement in the process and mission of providing a first class public education.

The Foundation works closely with Superintendent Deborah Gist and her senior leadership team to provide district-wide strategic funding support to advance the goals and vision of Tulsa Public School’s five-year strategic plan “Destination Excellence.”
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FTS actively solicits foundation and corporate grant opportunities around core areas of focus including:

  • Create powerful learning experiences for all by implementing an aligned PreK-12 instructional program.
  • Cultivate safe, supportive, and joyful school cultures.
  • Attract, develop, and retain a highly effective and empowered team.
  • Incubate and implement innovative classroom, school, and district designs.
  • Modernize the District Office to be a service and strategy partner.
  • Change Management & Organizational Culture


Grants for Great Ideas

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools has created the Grants for Great Ideas Grant, which will provide grants up to $500 to Tulsa Public School teachers. Each TPS teacher can apply once per school year. The grant request is due by the last day of the month. Applicants will be notified of a decision by the last day of the following month. Submit your grant request today!


Explore Downtown Tulsa

The Explore Downtown Tulsa program provides transportation funding for TPS Title I schools interested in traveling to downtown Tulsa for field trips. Learn more at exploredowntowntulsa.com