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Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation


Last profile update: 12/29/2017
Last grant data update: 04/23/2018

At A Glance

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

700 N. St. Mary's St., Ste. 1200

San Antonio, TX United States 78205-3510


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Incorporated in 1950 in TX - Robert Kleberg Jr. was the grandson of Captain Richard King, the founder of the King Ranch, and son of Robert Kleberg Sr., a lawyer and a pioneer in Texas agriculture and animal science. Chief executive officer of the family ranch for 56 years, Robert was an accomplished horse breeder who pioneered wildlife conservation and supported agriculture research worldwide. Helen shared her husband's love for the outdoors and ranch life and was active in a number of cultural and civic activities. Throughout their lifetimes, Robert and Helen dreamed of not only building a strong ranch for their family, but also building a strong future for South Texas. Their lives were deeply rooted in the South Texas ideals of family, community, diligence and service and they held these values central to their foundation's goals.

Purpose and Activities

Giving on a national basis for medical research, veterinary and animal sciences, wildlife research and preservation, health services, higher education, and arts and humanities; support also for local community organizations.