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The Meadows Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/17/2017
Last grant data update: 04/15/2017

At A Glance

The Meadows Foundation

3003 Swiss Ave

Dallas, TX United States 75204-6049

Telephone: (214) 826-9431

URL: www.mfi.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

756015322

BRIDGE Number

5913717556

Background

Incorporated in 1948 in TX - The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas. Algur Meadows built General American Oil Company of Texas into one of the nation's most successful independent oil and gas production companies. Believing that his own life was greatly enriched by giving, Meadows generously shared his wealth with many charitable causes benefiting the people of the state that had been so kind to him. Wishing to share the joy of giving with their extended family, both living and yet unborn, Algur and Virginia Meadows established The Meadows Foundation so that their philanthropy would continue in perpetuity, under the guidance and direction of family members and trusted advisors. Since its inception, the foundation's assets have grown to a current value in excess of $974 million, and it has disbursed over $610 million in grants and direct charitable expenditures to over 2,900 Texas institutions and agencies. The Meadows Foundation has received numerous awards for both its philanthropy and its management. It was the first recipient of the Texas Medal of the Arts for sustained support of arts and culture in Texas, and was named Outstanding Foundation for the year by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives

Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to exemplify the principles of its founder in addressing basic human needs by working toward the elimination of ignorance, hopelessness and suffering, protecting the environment, providing cultural enrichment, encouraging excellence and promoting understanding and cooperation among people. It exists to assist people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.