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Plough Foundation


Last profile update: 10/10/2017
Last grant data update: 05/05/2018

At A Glance

Plough Foundation

62 N Main St Ste 201

Memphis, TN United States 38103-2198


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1972 in TN - Founded by the late Abe Plough, who was the founder of Plough, Inc., which merged with the Schering Corp. in 1971 and formed the Schering-Plough Co., manufacturers of pharmaceutical and household products. In 1977, the original Plough Foundation terminated as a single entity and merged with the Memphis-Plough Charitable Trust under that foundation's name. In 1980, the Memphis-Plough Charitable Trust changed its name to the Plough Foundation. Abe Plough served as the foundation's managing trustee until his death in 1984.

Purpose and Activities

Grants to community projects, early childhood and elementary education, crime, health care, economic development, social service agencies, housing and homelessness, and the arts.