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Carl B. and Florence E. King were warm, generous, and compassionate. Through hard work and savvy dealmaking in the oil fields of the early 20th century, they eventually prospered. They quietly supported many charities and people in need who crossed their paths.


The Board of Directors recognizes the trust, responsibility, and privilege inherent to faithfully stewarding the Kings’ legacy. The guideposts for the Foundation’s work are high ethical standards, wise selection of grantees, prudent financial management, and clear communication with the nonprofit community.

Celebrating 50 Years of Giving

See How We Celebrate This Golden Milestone

Since 1966 the King Foundation has distributed more than $64 million to agencies operating in Texas and Arkansas while maintaining the legacies created by Carl “Big Jim” and Florence “Meemaw” King and their daughter, Dorothy.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, the King Foundation awarded one-time grants totaling $400,000 to nine agencies in Arkansas, North Texas, and West Texas. In selecting these grantees, the Foundation’s goals were to honor the longstanding interests of the King Family and to strengthen the ways those interests can be served today—a future the Kings sought to serve.

In the news….

King Foundation Hiring for P/T Controller

The Foundation has an opening for a part-time controller (30 hours/week). For a detailed position description email or call Amie Morgan at the Foundation, 214.750.1884. Applications are due by close of business on Friday, March 3.
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2017 West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days

Mark you calendars, the dates are set for the 2017 West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days for June 21 – 23. The event will be held on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Watch the WTXRPD web site for new information as it becomes available.
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