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T. L. L. Temple Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

T. L. L. Temple Foundation

204 Champions Dr.

Lufkin, TX United States 75901-7321

Telephone: (936) 634-3900

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-11-30)

Assets: $445,035,526

Total giving: $21,386,477





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for M.F. "Buddy" Zeagler: E-mail for Laura L. Squiers:


Trust established in 1962 in TX - The T.L.L. Temple Foundation was established in 1962 by Georgia Temple Munz in honor of her father, Thomas Lewis Latane Temple, an east Texas lumberman and founder of Southern Pine Lumber Company (later Temple Industries).

Purpose and Activities

Support for education, health, and community and social services; support also for civic affairs and cultural programs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans to health organizations, a retirement community and a college and holds PRIs in the form of real estate as part of a community revitalization effort.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Adult education
  • Animal welfare
  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospice care
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Public administration
  • Rehabilitation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-11-30

Assets: $445,035,526 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,050,000

Expenditures: $24,373,970

Total giving: $21,386,477

Qualifying distributions: $22,056,340