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The T. Boone Pickens Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 06/04/2016
Last grant data update: 09/24/2016

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

EIN

205892962

BRIDGE Number

1468231348

Background

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.