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Tyson Family Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-10-17

At A Glance

Tyson Family Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 2020

Springdale, AR United States 72765-2020

Telephone: (479) 290-7039

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $25,363,114

Total giving: $1,977,526





Additional Contact Information

Application Address: c/o Robin Wages, 2200 Don Tyson Pkwy., Springdale, AR, 72762, Application Phone: (479) 290-5180


Established in 1970 in AR - Founded by the late Don Tyson, who was C.E.O. and Chair. of Tyson Foods, Inc. from 1967-1991, Chair. of Tyson Foods, Inc. from 1991-1995, and Sr. Chair. of Tyson Foods, Inc. from 1995 until his retirement in 2001. After he retired, Mr. Tyson continued to serve as a consultant to the company and as a member of its board of directors.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, including scholarships available to individuals majoring in certain areas of agriculture, business, engineering, computer science, and nursing. Scholarships awarded only to employees of Tyson Foods, Inc. and their dependents.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to Tyson Foods Inc. employees and dependents of employees or growers.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Museums
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $25,363,114 (market value)

Gifts received: $200,000

Expenditures: $2,317,521

Total giving: $1,977,526

Qualifying distributions: $2,033,340

Giving activities include:

$1,977,526 for 2 grants (high: $1,477,526; low: $500,000)