From creating the Taylor Plan to helping expand merit-based tuition programs to over 20 states, making college attainable is one of the Foundation’s core tenets.

The Foundation embraces its namesake’s conviction that citizens are duty bound to honor the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting America’s freedom.

To help fulfill America’s promise, the Foundation works to create more resilient, vibrant, and strong communities.

The Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor founded the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation as the charitable extension of Taylor Energy Company in 1985, as a gesture of thanks to the nation that had given them so much. Patrick F. Taylor, through his own journey from poverty to plenty, understood that bright futures stand on the sturdy legs of education. He worked to ensure that the opportunity to go to college be based on a child’s desire to learn, not on his or her ability to pay. Mr. Taylor’s vision, known as the Taylor Plan, became law in Louisiana in 1989.

The Foundation continues Mr. Taylor’s educational crusade by advocating for Taylor Plan programs in states across the country. Through these efforts, as well as targeted individual scholarship programs, the Taylor Foundation has helped make higher education affordable for countless students nationwide. While best known for its work in education, the Foundation’s mission also expands beyond the classroom to support centers of art and history, law enforcement, and the armed forces.

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Taylor Scholars Family Day is Nov. 28

Oct 27, 2015

On Taylor Family Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Taylor students and scholars may bring their parents or guardians plus two family members or friends for free to enjoy a a fun-filled day at the museum. Schedule of Events: 11 am – 5 pm: Educator Appreciation Day. All day, educators are welcomed to […]

Taylor Family Fun Fest

May 16, 2015

Phyllis M. Taylor, Chairman and President of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, announced this week that the Taylor Scholars Awards program has achieved a growth of 10 percent in the 2014/2015 academic year, rewarding more than 195,000 students through April by providing them with free one-year memberships to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Audubon […]

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project Opens at Smithsonian

Oct 12, 2015

By: Smithsonian National Museum of American History The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a unique hands-on learning space, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project, on July 1. Made possible by philanthropist Phyllis Taylor, the 4,000-square-foot space in the museum’s new Innovation Wing focuses on “everyday things that changed everything.” Anchored by an […]

Anti-Defamation League names Phyllis Taylor as A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Winner

May 13, 2015

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has chosen Phyllis Taylor and Dr. Nick Mueller as this year’s A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Winners. Mrs. Taylor and Dr. Mueller embody the award’s prestige and philanthropic commitment to the community. “Award recipients are people who care not just for themselves today, but for the children and grandchildren of […]

Phyllis Taylor Announces $1,000,000 Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Gift to Support the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Early Learning Village Campaign

Jun 08, 2015

Phyllis Taylor has announced a $1,000,000 gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to support the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Early Learning Village Campaign.  The announcement was made at a rare gathering of the Museum’s founding board members and current leadership, and on the heels of the Louisiana Children’s Museum receiving the 2015 National Medal for […]

Kingsley House’s new Patrick F. Taylor Campus to be finished in 2016

Apr 07, 2015

By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate The largest expansion of Kingsley House since it moved to its Constance Street location almost a century ago was celebrated by philanthropists and officials Thursday as they broke ground on the Lower Garden District social service agency’s new building. The 24,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in about a […]