The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family Foundation supports primarily Tulsa-based organizations whose work enhances inclusive & equitable community livability. From education & mentorship, human services, career training, social justice, and the arts, the Foundation’s reach is diverse and growing.
City of Tulsa 2023 Report
The Mayor and the City of Tulsa published the 2023 Annual Report. The report details various programs, projects, and events the City of Tulsa team worked on and championed over the past year.
Read the full report and find ways to contact your City officials and representatives or get involved. Check out the City's "I want to..." page.
Build in Tulsa
The mission of Build in Tulsa is to close the racial wealth gap in America by catalyzing the creation of multi-generational Black wealth through tech and entrepreneurship. Rooted in the legacy of Black Wall Street, Build in Tulsa is committed to providing opportunity for minority entrepreneurs who have historically been denied resources and funding.
Point-in-Time Count Data
The Tulsa Point-in-Time Count is an annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness completed as a mandate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The count is completed on one day during the last 10 days in January using a combination of survey responses and Homeless Management Information System data.
1,133 individuals were experiencing homelessness during the 2023 PIT Count.
41% of those were experiencing chronic homelessness.
The number one cause of homelessness reported was lack of affordable housing
The new adaptive playground at Whiteside Park located at 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. in Tulsa, is more than wheelchair ramps and accessibility. The playground is designed with all users in mind and engages children and adults with a wide range of abilities. Well-designed playgrounds support the health and development of the whole child and the whole community. ACS Playground Adventures designed this all-inclusive playground with the help of community member voices sharing lived experiences, Tulsa Parks Department, and the Burnstein Family Foundation. The playground also features Tulsa's fist adaptive bathroom at a City park!
The Sanford and Irene Burnstein Family Foundation’s vision of an adaptive and inclusive playground has been a true partnership with City of Tulsa leaders and key community members. Mrs. Irene Burnstein and her late husband, Sanford (Stan), established their family foundation to share their success with families across Tulsa and Oklahoma.
“Stan and I had a vision that children of all ages and abilities could gather together to play, explore, and learn from one another. My family celebrates this vision today with the announcement of the plans for a playground that will bring joy and fun to so many,” stated Mrs. Irene Burnstein.
The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family Foundation is dedicated to promoting an individual's highest potential through initiatives that enrich the community, support human services, promote social and racial justice, and are inclusive of all.
In honor of Juneteenth, the Foundation Trustees and staff stand with our neighbors and partners in creating a more vibrant and inclusive community. The Foundation is proud to support Juneteenth celebrations as fellow citizens gather in historic Greenwood or virtually to commemorate this important date and to proclaim that Black Lives Matter.
Through the Foundation’s work with community partners, innovation and inclusivity are key to breaking cycles of inequity. The Foundation stands in solidarity and side by side with all who seek to end discrimination, racism, bigotry, and injustice. Together, we will make Tulsa stronger and more vibrant for all of its citizens.
Stay safe during these challenging times.
Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family Foundation Trustees and Staff