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Founded in 2001, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools was established to build a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools.

The Foundation believes that every child should have access to a quality education, the resources they need to learn, and a supportive environment in which to learn.

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is honored to be a champion for TPS students, teachers, and staff. We serve as a bridge between those who are passionate about public education and those who learn in, teach at, and support our schools.

Donate to FTS Today.

Champion public education in Tulsa and support more than 33,200 students at Tulsa Public Schools.



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Foundation for Tulsa Public Schools
3027 South New Haven Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114



Call to discuss your gift with a member of the Foundation team:
(918) 746-6600



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The Excellence fund

Nothing is more satisfying than seeing how education transforms lives for the better. Whether you are a Tulsa Public Schools alum, a grateful parent or grandparent of a current or former TPS student, or a fierce champion of public education, supporting the Excellence Fund at the Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a wonderful and meaningful way to give back and invest in our students and teachers.

At the Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS), we work hand in hand with our district partners to enhance the learning experience for our students both in and out of the classroom. Our impact is far-reaching. We supplement student learning by funding field trips and classroom projects. We fund teacher appreciation events and awards. We address the teacher shortage by supporting teacher pipeline initiatives, and we are helping to fuel Tulsa’s economy by implementing workforce development endeavors.
When you support FTS, you are helping to shape the future of Tulsa. Our children are our community’s greatest and most critical resource. They are the future of Tulsa. They will be tomorrow’s leaders, engineers, scientists, physicians, teachers, workers, parents, and caregivers.

Your financial support helps us provide TPS students with the opportunities to unleash their potential and pursue their dreams, whatever that may be. Thank you for partnering with us to advance public education in Tulsa.

Sincerely,

Anhna K. Vuong
President & CEO
TPS’91

Students come to TPS from every walk of life. As the largest school district in Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools serves over 33,000 students, 79% of whom are economically disadvantaged and 78% are black, Hispanic, Native, Asian or multi-racial. We serve all students ranging from those who are gifted to those who may need an extra bit of help to be successful.

We need your support to ensure that TPS can continue to offer an enriching learning experience to our students. Sadly, Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10th percentile in per pupil funding. To reach the national average for per pupil funding, Oklahoma would need to increase funding by 56% which is the equivalent of $4,524 per student. Compared to our neighboring states, Oklahoma has the poorest funded public education system. That’s why philanthropic support is critical to ensuring that our students can continue to take advantage of the breadth and depth of learning opportunities available at our 78 learning communities.

2022 Sponsorship opportunities

Our children are our community’s most critical resource. At the Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS), we invite you to partner with us to strengthen Tulsa Public Schools (TPS). TPS is an economic engine for Tulsa. With over 33,000 students, TPS is the largest education provider in the region, producing graduates that go on to be employed by many of Oklahoma’s leading companies. At FTS, we believe that our students have unbelievable potential and that if we invest in them in ways to help them unleash their potential, we can help put them on a path to long-term success. Our hard-working teachers, support staff, and school leaders are doing the best they can in the face of dwindling state support, budgetary challenges, and increased mandated social services. But they cannot do it alone. They need your support to provide a positive impact on our children and Tulsa’s future.

The business and philanthropic community has a tremendous stake in the future of public education in Tulsa. Investing in Tulsa Public Schools has the potential to yield tremendous returns. A well-educated and competitive workforce in Tulsa will provide existing companies with access to talent, help recruit new companies, and make Tulsa a more attractive community to work and raise a family. We hope you will consider renewing your support or becoming a supporter of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. Together we can help create a brighter tomorrow for our students and our community.

Opportunity Tax Credits - Sb1080

The Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act allows Oklahoma tax payers who donate to eligible public school foundations, like the Foundation for Tulsa Schools, to reallocate tax liabilities and receive a portion of their gift back in state income tax credits. This allows donors to support innovative education for public school students and save on their state taxes.

Couples filing jointly are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $2,000; a person filing as an individual can receive up to $1,000; and a qualified business entity can receive up to $100,000 in state tax credits.

You can make a pledge for a one-time gift or a two-year gift. One-time gifts are eligible for up to a 50% tax credit, while gifts given in two consecutive years are eligible for up to a 75% tax credit.

You can deduct the portion of your gift not reduced by the tax credit from your federal taxes as a charitable gift contribution if you itemize, making the cost of donating to your local public school even lower.

Please consult your professional tax advisor for specific tax advice and interpretation.

Tax credits and tax deductions both decrease the total that you’ll pay in taxes, but they do so in different ways. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the money you owe, while a tax deduction will decrease your taxable income, leading to a slightly lower tax bill.

Any individual, family or qualified business entity paying taxes in Oklahoma is eligible to contribute to their foundation designated fund and receive tax credits.

All donors making a single-year donation are eligible for Oklahoma income tax credits up to 50% of the allowable donation amount. The amount of tax credits may not exceed $1,000 for individual filers, $2,000 for those filing jointly, and $100,000 for qualified businesses entities.

Donors who pledge in writing to give the same amount over TWO consecutive years may receive up to a 75% tax credit for BOTH years. The annual tax credit limitations apply.

Please consult your professional tax advisor for specific tax advice and interpretation.

Your tax credits may be used in the immediate following year.  For example, tax credits received from a 2022 donation may be used to offset income taxes on your 2022 Oklahoma tax return filed in 2023.

The tax credit is good up to the state tax liability.  The tax credit from a public school district or school foundation is not refundable.  You may only use this tax credit as an offset to Oklahoma income taxes.  Any tax credit not used in a given tax year due to no tax liability may be carried over for up to three years.

Donations that are postmarked by December 31 will count as a charitable contribution made during that calendar tax year.

The tax credit that you get for donating may be claimed when you file your tax return the following year.  Federal and state tax deductions for your charitable contribution may also be claimed, if you itemize, when filing your annual tax returns.

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