Community Initiatives

United Way of Norman funds 39 programs at 27 organizations. These programs are all exceptional, but through no fault of their own there is sometimes a gap between community needs and agency response. That's when United Way of Norman steps in to manage community initiatives to fill those gaps.

Education Initiatives

Destination Graduation
An initiative through the United Way of Norman, Destination Graduation supports the academic and social/emotional development of students, especially at the middle school level, to enhance their abilities to graduate from high school and plan for postsecondary education.

Parent Connection
Part of the United Way of Norman’s Destination Graduation initiative, this free educational event is designed to provide helpful and relevant information for families of Norman students in grades 5th to 8th.

ABC School Supply Program
Each year, United Way of Norman distributes free school supplies to income-eligible families in Norman and some surrounding communities. Pre-K through 12th grade students in Norman ,Noble, Little Axe, Lexington and Robin Hill are eligible to apply for the ABC School Supply Program.

Health Initiatives

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card
FamilyWize cards are FREE prescription drug discount cards. Available for use by anyone in the community, the cards can reduce the cost of medicine by an average of 30% or more at participating pharmacies.

Long Term Recovery
The recovery process following a disaster can be lengthy and expensive. Long term recovery continues community redevelopment after short term efforts immediately following the disaster have ended. Long term recovery presents opportunities to restructure the devastated region and simultaneously make it more disaster resistant.

Financial Stability Initiatives

Financial Alliance of Norman (FAN)
The Financial Alliance of Norman is comprised of local organizations with the common purpose of promoting the financial stability of local families and the community as a whole. It builds upon the strengths of its members to provide services and resources without duplicating similar efforts in the community.

Working With What You’ve Got
Part of the United Way of Norman’s Financial Alliance, this is a free one-hour session discussing ways to make ends meet, basic budgeting, information about community resources, and assistance with access to banking.

Understanding Your Credit Score
Part of the United Way of Norman’s Financial Alliance, during this free session you will obtain your credit report, and get one-on-one guidance and education about your credit report from a reputable financial institution. They will talk you through ways to improve your score and fix items that were recorded correctly.

Fiscally Fit Boot Camp
Part of the United Way of Norman’s Financial Alliance, the Fiscally Fit Boot Camp is a free, fun, and intensive 4 to 6 week workshop series designed to give you the tools you need to build a successful financial future.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Site Sponsor)
Does your household earn less than $52,000 a year? Then you are eligible for free help filing your taxes at one of Norman’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. Free tax help is made possible through collaboration between AARP, the Aging Services Division, CSBI, the Financial Alliance of Norman, the IRS, the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Pioneer Library Systems and United Way of Norman.

Independence Initiatives

disABILITY Coalition
Established in 2012, the mission of the coalition is to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Membership is composed of community partners, self advocates, and family members.

Cleveland County disABILITY Coalition Resource Guide
A project of the disABILITY Coalition, this resource guide is designed to help individuals with disabilities and their families. The guide is available on our website and through our free app.

Senior Resource Guide & Directory
This resource guide is designed to provide seniors and caregivers of Norman and Cleveland County with the most current information to navigate senior resources. The guide is available on our website and through our free app.