OVERVIEW: The Tom and Judy Love Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and youth. It also funds select organizations in Oklahoma and beyond.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: The Tom and Judy Love Foundation was established in 2013. It was founded by billionaire couple Tom and Judy Love of Oklahoma, behind Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores. The business has some 480 locations in dozens of states. The foundation does not maintain a website, which makes it difficult to locate further information on its priority areas and grantmaking strategies. Tax filings suggest that the Tom and Judy Love Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and youth. It also funds select organizations in Oklahoma and beyond.
The Loves steadily support University of Oklahoma, home to the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and the Tom Love Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. Philanthropy has also touched Price College, the Sam Noble Museum, President’s Associates and the Heart Rhythm Institute, among other OU outfits.
Grants range from $100 to $1.25 million. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $1.8 million. Past grantees include Oklahoma City University, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The Tom and Judy Love Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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