ONEOK works to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being in the communities where we operate through financial contributions and volunteer service that align with company values. Our community investment programs extended to more than 230 communities across our operating areas in 2019.
For more details, visit oneok.com/sustainability/community-investments.
The ONEOK Foundation provides a consistent level of giving through grants and pledges to nonprofit organizations. ONEOK also provides corporate contributions, generally in the form of sponsorships, to charitable organizations and events.
During 2019, ONEOK Foundation giving totaled $5.1 million, and corporate contributions totaled $4 million. Approximately $2.5 million, or 28%, of total giving supported diversity and inclusion-focused organizations, with ONEOK sponsoring more than 40 diversity and inclusion-related community events throughout the year.
ONEOK continues to be a strong supporter of the United Way and the organization’s mission. Our 2019 United Way Campaign raised a total of $1.7 million through fundraising events, pledges and our company match. Nearly 1,800 employees, retirees and board members contributed to the campaign.
ONEOK encourages employees to volunteer for company-sponsored projects and serve on charitable or civic boards and organizations.
During 2019, more than 700 ONEOK volunteers contributed more than 14,750 volunteer hours to various causes in the communities where ONEOK operates. The service value of the hours volunteered totaled more than $375,000 based on an estimated value of $25.43 per hour of volunteer time. Volunteer totals include ONEOK employees, retirees, friends and family.
To help employees increase the positive impact they make in their communities, and to further encourage giving back, we offer volunteer service grants and matching grant programs, both detailed in the table below.
|ONEOK Program ||Program Description||2019 Grants Awarded||2019 Financial Contributions|
|Volunteer Service Grant Program||Employees and retirees may earn grants for their charity of choice by volunteering for qualifiying activities and recording their hours. Volunteer hours can be redeemed for a total grant of up to $500 per calendar year.|
• 20 hours = $250 grant
• 40 hours = $500 grant
|257 volunteer service grants||$64,250 to charitable organizations|
|Matching Grant Program||ONEOK provides a dollar-for-dollar match of employee, retiree and board of director contributions to eligible organizations.|
Employee/Director – up to $5,000 per person, per calendar year.
Retiree – up to $2,500 per person, per calendar year.
|454 matching grants||$301,102 to charitable organizations|
ONEOK has committed approximately $600,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts, including: