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Plough Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2017-01-11

At A Glance

Plough Foundation

62 N. Main St., Ste. 201

Memphis, TN United States 38103-2110

URL: www.plough.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

237175983

BRIDGE Number

8343535878

Background

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.