What we believe in
Elevate East works to transform lives and neighborhoods in east Tulsa by championing and amplifying grassroots efforts –making them feel seen, heard, understood, and supported.

Who We Are

Elevate East is a comprehensive neighborhood development initiative of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. We support strategic neighborhoods in east Tulsa by investing in their people, combining the resources of one of the nation's largest place-based foundations with the closeness of a neighbor.


What We Do

We work collaboratively with residents, community-based organizations and public and private entities to invest and support immigrant families living in east Tulsa. Programs and services funded seek to be comprehensive and wide-ranging in order to ensure residents can live, work and play in welcoming, inclusive and vibrant neighborhoods.

About GKFF

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic enhancement. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, GKFF works primarily on initiatives developed in collaboration withTulsa-based direct service organizations. For more information about the George Kaiser Family Foundation,

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