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The T. Boone Pickens Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

The T. Boone Pickens Foundation

8117 Preston Rd., Ste. 260 W.

Dallas, TX United States 75225-6321

Telephone: 2142654165

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $335,554

Total giving: $440,000






Established in 2006 in TX - Founded by T. Boone Pickens, the Chairman of BP Capital Hedge Fund Management. During the span of his long career, the legendary oilman and entrepreneur has created thousands of jobs and made billions of dollars— for others as well as himself. His contributions to a wide range of causes make him a regular on Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top U.S. philanthropists. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the richest Americans. T. Boone Pickens has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The foundation improves lives through grants supporting education, medical research/development and services, athletics and corporate wellness, at-risk youths, the entrepreneurial process, conservation and wildlife programs and a wide range of public policy initiatives.

Fields of Interest

  • Developmental disability services
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • National defense
  • National security
  • Natural resources
  • Public affairs
  • Special population support
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • People with disabilities
  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $335,554 (market value)

Gifts received: $7,860

Expenditures: $449,964

Total giving: $440,000

Qualifying distributions: $448,214