About the Foundation

The T. Boone Pickens Foundation improves lives through grants supporting education, medical research/development and services, athletics and corporate wellness, at-risk youths, the entrepreneurial process, conservation and wildlife programs and a wide-range of public policy initiatives.

“We’ve always worked to give back to the community, and this continues that tradition and allows us to move forward with a greater philanthropic focus,” Mr. Pickens explained in forming the Dallas-based foundation in 2006.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited letters, emails or calls of inquiry. The grant application is by invitation only, through a request for proposal process. Grant recipients must be invited to apply by a member or members of the foundation committee.


  • T. Boone Pickens, Chairman
  • Ronald D. Bassett, President
  • Robert L. Stillwell, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Andrew Littlefair, Vice President
  • Sally Geymuller
  • Jay Rosser

Director Community Affairs

  • Marti J. Carlin