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Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 11/20/2017
Last grant data update: 11/08/2017

At A Glance

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Agricultural Research Division, 2510 Samuel Noble Parkway

Ardmore, OK United States 73401

Telephone: (580) 223-5810


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Trust established in 1945 in OK; incorporated in 1952 - Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman who founded the Noble Drilling Corporation and the Samedan Oil Corporation, created and named the foundation after his father

Purpose and Activities

The Noble Foundation conducts its operations through the work of three operating divisions: 1) Agricultural Division - assists more than 1,700 regional farmers and ranchers in achieving their individual financial, production, stewardship and quality-of life goals; 2) Plant Biology Division - conducts basic biochemical, genetic and genomic plant research for the purpose of improving crop productivity and value, and enhancing animal and human health; and 3) Forage Improvement Division - translates basic plant science research into tangible plant varieties. Within the institution, the Forage Improvement Division serves as a link between the discoveries in the laboratory and the field, where such discoveries are intended to enhance agricultural outcomes in Oklahoma and around the world. Through its grantmaking program, the Noble Foundation assists community service, health research and delivery systems, educational and other nonprofit organizations through grants and employee involvement. The foundation also administers a matching gift program for employees of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Noble Corporation and Noble Energy, Inc.