The Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas.
The Foundation’s mission is to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.
Al Meadows built General American Oil Company of Texas into one of the nation’s most successful independent oil and gas production companies. Believing that his own life was greatly enriched by giving, Meadows shared his wealth with many charitable causes benefiting the people of the state that had been so generous to him. Wishing to share the joy of giving with their extended family, both living and yet unborn, Al and Virginia Meadows established The Meadows Foundation so that their philanthropy would continue in perpetuity, under the guidance and direction of family members and trusted advisors.
Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed over $550 million in grants and direct charitable expenditures to over 2,000 Texas institutions and agencies.