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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation


Last profile update: 02/08/2018
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

2301 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 330

Dallas, TX United States 75201-7886

Telephone: (214) 750-1884


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1966 in TX, US; Carl B. and Florence E. King established their private foundation in 1966. Originally from the Northeast, the Kings settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1909, where Mr. King began work as an oilfield roughneck. The family prospered and he founded his own drilling company. As his company became involved in the West Texas oilfields, the family relocated to Dallas in 1935 and Mr. King opened an office in Midland. Mr. King died in 1967 and Mrs. King in 1983. Both Mr. and Mrs. King, and their daughter Dorothy, who died in 1992, contributed to the foundation.

Purpose and Activities

Grants are made in five counties in North Texas in specific areas, such as youth aging out of foster care. Please see foundation web site for details. Grants are made in defined areas of West Texas and Arkansas in the following areas: aging; arts, culture, and history; children and youth; education; the indigent; and nonprofit capacity, including nonprofit management.