W. M. Keck Foundation
550 S. Hope St., Ste. 2500
Los Angeles, CA United States 90071-2617
Telephone: (213) 680-3833
Type of Grantmaker
Established in 1954 and incorporated in 1959 in DE - Founded in the name of the late William M. Keck, who was founder and former board chairman of The Superior Oil Co., considered traditionally to have been one of the nation's most successful independent producers of oil and natural gas. At the time of his death, the value of Mr. Keck's estate, in cash combined with nearly 107,000 shares of Superior stock, was estimated to exceed $180 million. Fifty thousand shares were bequeathed to the foundation.