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 Foundation Gives $920K to Louisiana Tech

Jan 21, 2015

– Funds will support scholarships for first generation and outstanding students – The Board of Trustees of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation have presented Louisiana Tech University with a gift of $920,000 to fund scholarships for first generation and academically outstanding students.

LSU Breaks Ground on Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Dec 05, 2014

On November 17th, LSU marked the formal groundbreaking of the $110 million renovation of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, the campus’ main College of Engineering building, and construction of a new Chemical Engineering building. The celebration featured Governor Bobby Jindal, LSU Chancellor and President F. King Alexander and philanthropist Phyllis Taylor.

Taylor Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

Jan 01, 2015

2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. The Taylors started the Foundation in 1985 as a gesture of thanks to the nation that had given them so much. Although best known for its work in education through the promotion of the Taylor Plan, the Foundation also supports law enforcement, the military, […]

Taylor Donates $15 Million to Tulane

Nov 17, 2014

Phyllis M. Taylor, a graduate of Tulane Law School and member of the Board of Tulane, announced a $15 million gift to Tulane University in November of 2014 to establish the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

Toys for Tots Tradition

Dec 16, 2014

The Taylors have been involved with the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for more than 30 years, and this past holiday season was no different.

Taylor Foundation Supports NolaVie Series “Voices from the Classroom”

Oct 17, 2014

Voices from the Classroom: The Arts in Education Reform is a year-long series about the arts and education in New Orleans by NolaVie and its cultural partner, WWNO public radio. The series is made possible by the generous support of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.