Community Giving

Community Giving

Involvement in the communities where we operate is at the heart of Williams. We believe in giving generously of both our time and resources where we can make a difference. It’s about more than just writing checks. In all the areas where we live and work, our employees roll up their sleeves to pitch in, help their neighbors and improve their communities. To help us strengthen our home towns, we often partner with local and national organizations, like United Way agencies, schools and STEM-focused programs.

Annual Grants

Williams will accept applications from eligible organizations from April 1-30 as part of our annual grant program. Approved grants will range from $1,000-$25,000 and will be announced in August.

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In-Kind Printing

Williams recognizes and enthusiastically accepts our responsibility to the communities we serve. We offer in-kind printing to eligible non-profit organizations in the Tulsa, OK, and Houston, TX, areas.


Matching Gifts

Our Matching Gifts program doubles employees’, retirees’ and board members’ community contributions. Any $25+ gift to an eligible 501(c)(3) organization is matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 per employee or board member and up to $5,000 per retiree, annually.

Matching Gift Request

United Way

We believe in the mission of the United Way. As part of our commitment, we match any donations up to $25,000 made by employees, retirees and board members to United Way organizations where we operate. We support over 150 local area United Way agencies through active participation, organizing fundraisers and pledging money.

United Way pledging

Charitable Giving Focus Areas

Williams’ community giving programs are built on our longstanding mission of being responsible stewards. We believe in giving generously of both our time and resources where we can make a difference. Our community giving is centered on:

  • Energizing and engaging employees while growing targeted skills
  • Strengthening communities
  • Increasing the odds of successful business execution

Our primary focus areas for charitable giving include:

  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Safety (First Responders)
  • Civic & Community Betterment
  • Arts & Cultural Enrichment
  • Health & Human Services
  • United Way

Community Giving FAQs

Each year, with input from our field locations and company leadership, Williams establishes a charitable giving budget during the third and fourth quarters to designate funding to key organizations across our footprint for the upcoming year. The Williams Foundation Board meets in the fourth quarter to review and approve the annual budget.

We encourage organizations to recruit Williams employees to share their talents through volunteerism. When actively involved with a community organization, Williams supports its employees through the following employee-driven programs:

  • Homegrown Giving Grant Program: To help employees meet the unique needs of their local communities, grants are available to support eligible non-profit organizations and schools where Williams employees are involved. Employees complete an online application for the organization(s) where they are involved. If approved, grant recipients receive between $100-$2,500 based on Homegrown Giving guidelines. Grants are paid monthly.
  • Matching Gifts: Williams matches contributions to eligible non-profit organizations and schools, dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 per employee or board member and up to $5,000 per retiree, per calendar year. Employees, retirees and board members complete an online application that is sent to the organization for verification. Matching Gifts are paid monthly.
  • In-Kind Contributions: Williams may be able to provide non-cash contributions such as company owned equipment or services to non-profit organizations and schools. Examples include printing (Tulsa and Houston only), equipment, furniture, computers, etc. In-kind printing may be requested here by the organization.
  • United Way Match: Williams matches up to $25,000 per year for employee, retiree and board member contributions to United Ways within the company’s operating areas during our annual United Way company campaign.

If your organization provides services to benefit Williams’ operating areas and you would like us to know more about your organization’s needs or a major project ($50,000 or more), please send the following details by August 1 to with the subject line: Budget/Major Gift Inquiry.

  • Description and mission of organization
  • Location of organization and counties served
  • Explanation of project or community need
  • Detailed budget
  • Timeline for project
  • Current funders

Williams’ Corporate Social Responsibility team will review the information and contact you to determine next steps.