Lovewell Collective Inc

Tulsa, OK   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Lovewell Collective Inc

EIN: 93-2202945


We mobilize the compassion and skills of friends, partners and organizations to love neighbors and strangers well.

Notes from the nonprofit

LoveWell Collective was founded in summer of 2023, so we are still working on having a full year of data as well as implementing policies and procedures. Some unchecked boxes in practices are because we have not yet had the opportunity to put that practice into practice! We also will be striving to be even more representative of the people we serve as we recruit for the board and for staff positions. Thank you!

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Denise McKinney

Main address

9731 S Maplewood Ave

Tulsa, OK 74137 USA

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Subject area info

Reading promotion


Community improvement

Diversity and intergroup relations

Food aid

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Older adults


People of African descent

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NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As we look around our city, we see too many people still in need of healthy food, too many struggling to read in school, too many who are lonely and isolated, too much division and gatekeeping, and not enough understanding and curiosity. Addressing poverty, education gaps, loneliness and fear—or any other community issue is most effective and enduring when people are known and understood. When we love well with our resources, relationships and regard for each other, we can all overcome the barriers that stand between us and living fully.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Cohorts

Tutoring program for Middle/High School students and a reading buddies program for 3rd through 5th-grade students. This program includes college age tutors who push into secondary classrooms to assist teachers and help struggling students achieve comprehension and completion of coursework, as well as one on one weekly practice with elementary students to help them achieve on level reading skills.

Population(s) Served
Working poor
Low-income people

On the last Sunday of every month, LoveWell Collective provides groceries to families experiencing food insecurity. Groceries include staples like milk, bread, and eggs and a recipe that families can enjoy cooking together. Volunteers plan, shop and help the groceries.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

LoveWell partners with local leaders and The One America Movement to bring people together across political, religious and cultural divides over a shared meal, conversation and learning to tackle increasing toxic polarization in our communities. We host workshops to understand the science of listening and to collaborate on pressing community issues we can address together.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Oklahoma Center for NonProfits Member 2024

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LoveWell Collective’s work is rooted in a desire to tackle community challenges by partnering with innovative thinkers and effective programs. Our hope is to bring creative vision to collaborative conversations about addressing important needs in our city.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Lovewell Collective Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Lovewell Collective Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Lovewell Collective Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Denise McKinney

Lovewell Collective Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Lovewell Collective Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Blake Gudgel

CodiKoat, CEO

Term: 2022 - 2025

Anthony Archie

Oklahoma Toffee

Steve Shirk

Shirk Consulting

Chris Smith

Baker Hughes

Hope Randle

Sutherland Global

Andrea McCarthy

Drive Home Creative

Denise McKinney

LoveWell Collective

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/12/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.