Tocker Foundation Grants

History

The Tocker Foundation was established in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interests of Phillip and Olive Tocker. Phillip Tocker was a practicing attorney, but changed careers in his later years by purchasing the Waco outdoor advertising plant and later expanding to own outdoor advertising plants throughout the United States. His vocational career culminated to the position of President of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. After retiring to Austin in 1973, Phillip and Olive Tocker actively pursued their avocations. Phillip and Olive Tocker endowed the foundation with their estates in 1994 and 1993 respectively.

In 1992 the foundation board decided to focus grant distribution to small rural libraries in Texas serving a population of 12,000 or less. The direction is to assist libraries in making services more accessible to individuals who by reason of distance, residence, handicap, age, literacy level or other disadvantage are unable to receive the benefits of public library services. Grants are distributed to assisting libraries to serve as community information referral centers and provide literacy and bilingual programs. The foundation partners with community libraries to meet the particular needs of the community.

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History

The Tocker Foundation was established in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interests of Phillip and Olive Tocker. Phillip Tocker was a practicing attorney, but changed careers in his later years by purchasing the Waco outdoor advertising plant and later expanding to own outdoor advertising plants throughout the United States. His vocational career culminated to the position of President of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. After retiring to Austin in 1973, Phillip and Olive Tocker actively pursued their avocations. Phillip and Olive Tocker endowed the foundation with their estates in 1994 and 1993 respectively.

In 1992 the foundation board decided to focus grant distribution to small rural libraries in Texas serving a population of 12,000 or less. The direction is to assist libraries in making services more accessible to individuals who by reason of distance, residence, handicap, age, literacy level or other disadvantage are unable to receive the benefits of public library services. Grants are distributed to assisting libraries to serve as community information referral centers and provide literacy and bilingual programs. The foundation partners with community libraries to meet the particular needs of the community.

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Partners

Breckenridge Public Library
11,914
Timpson Public Library
6,314
Dublin Public Library
6,258
Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library
6,142
Cuero Public Library
6,068
Nellie Pederson Civic Library
6,006
Bastrop Public Library
5,767
Livingston Municipal Library
5,177
Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library
5,059
Hondo Public Library
4,866
Coleman Public Library
4,424
Singletary Memorial Library
4,413
West Public Library
4,310
Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
4,207
Palacios Library
4,078
Swisher County Library
3,977
Atlanta Public Library
3,871
Shamrock Public Library
3,552
Crosby County Public Library
3,341
Reagan County Library
3,218
Stonewall County Library
3,083
Gaines County Library
2,983
Archer Public Library
2,931
Taft Public Library
2,853
Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library
2,381
Stella Hill Memorial Library
1,985
Silsbee Public Library
1,945
Sinton Public Library
1,904
Gibbs Memorial Library
1,888
Llano County Public Library
1,878
Mineola Memorial Library
1,619
Carl and Mary Welhausen Library
1,595
Rains County Library
1,553
Jackson County Memorial Library
1,276
Bicentennial City County Library
1,171
Baylor County Free Library
1,004
Texas Southern University
973
Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library
967
Bandera Public Library
776
Schulenburg Public Library
693
Meridian Public Library
620
Kerens Public Library
610
Higgins Public Library
520
Bowie Public Library
494
Carson County Library
447
Eastland Centennial Memorial Library
437
Delta County Public Library
291
Wharton County Library
290
Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library
278
Winkler County Library
151
Sammy Brown Library
139
McGinley Memorial Public Library
116
Comanche Public Library
91
Austin Memorial Library
57
UNT Libraries
22
Alvord Public Library
16
City of Clarendon
13
Nesbitt Memorial Library
1

Counties

Stephens County, TX
11,914
DeWitt County, TX
7,663
Bosque County, TX
6,627
Cherokee County, TX
6,398
Shelby County, TX
6,314
Erath County, TX
6,258
Nolan County, TX
6,142
Bastrop County, TX
5,767
Polk County, TX
5,177
Jack County, TX
5,059
San Patricio County, TX
5,054
Medina County, TX
4,866
Coleman County, TX
4,424
McLennan County, TX
4,424
Milam County, TX
4,207
Matagorda County, TX
4,078
Swisher County, TX
3,977
Wheeler County, TX
3,552
Crosby County, TX
3,341
Reagan County, TX
3,218
Stonewall County, TX
3,083
Gaines County, TX
2,983
Archer County, TX
2,931
Cass County, TX
2,396
Burleson County, TX
2,381
Hardin County, TX
1,945
Limestone County, TX
1,888
Llano County, TX
1,878
Wood County, TX
1,619
Rains County, TX
1,553
Morris County, TX
1,474
Jackson County, TX
1,276
Cottle County, TX
1,171
Baylor County, TX
1,004
Refugio County, TX
963
Bandera County, TX
776
Fayette County, TX
694
Navarro County, TX
610
Lipscomb County, TX
520
Montague County, TX
494
Carson County, TX
447
Eastland County, TX
436
Delta County, TX
291
Wharton County, TX
290
Harris County, TX
158
Winkler County, TX
151
Panola County, TX
139
Travis County, TX
112
Comanche County, TX
91
Liberty County, TX
57
Dallas County, TX
18
Wise County, TX
16
Donley County, TX
13
Cook County, IL
10
Los Angeles County, CA
10
Middlesex County, MA
9
Bexar County, TX
6
Fulton County, GA
5
Suffolk County, MA
5
Hamilton County, OH
4
Philadelphia County, PA
4
Victoria County, TX
4
Baltimore County, MD
3
Cuyahoga County, OH
3
Denver County, CO
3
Miami-Dade County, FL
3
Allegheny County, PA
2
Chaves County, NM
2
Collin County, TX
2
Davidson County, TN
2
Duval County, TX
2
Greenbrier County, WV
2
Hartford County, CT
2
Jefferson County, KY
2
Lake County, IN
2
Montgomery County, OH
2
Orleans Parish, LA
2
Pima County, AZ
2
Shelby County, TN
2
Alameda County, CA
1
Arlington County, VA
1
Cameron County, TX
1
Chittenden County, VT
1
Douglas County, NE
1
Galveston County, TX
1
Harrison County, TX
1
Jackson County, MO
1
Kings County, NY
1
Knox County, OH
1
Knox County, TX
1
La Plata County, CO
1
Lincoln County, NE
1
Lubbock County, TX
1
McCulloch County, TX
1
Midland County, TX
1
Multnomah County, OR
1
Nassau County, NY
1
New London County, CT
1
Oklahoma County, OK
1
Ontario County, NY
1
Orange County, CA
1
Orange County, NY
1
Potter County, TX
1
Queens County, NY
1
Richland County, SC
1
Santa Barbara County, CA
1
Tarrant County, TX
1
Taylor County, TX
1
Walker County, TX
1
Washington County, AR
1
Wayne County, MI
1

Titles (expand list)

Breckenridge American
10,893
The Clifton Record
5,852
The Cuero Record
5,811
Sweetwater Reporter
5,630
The Hondo Anvil Herald
4,749
The Bastrop Advertiser
4,670
The Dublin Progress
4,598
Polk County Enterprise
4,457
The Tulia Herald
3,977
Palacios Beacon
3,922
The West News
3,878
The Shamrock Texan
3,395
Timpson Daily Times
3,303
The Crosbyton Review
3,243
The Big Lake Wildcat
3,218
The Aspermont Star
2,982
The Seminole Sentinel
2,930
The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger
2,776
The Cherokeean
2,701
The Archer County News
2,689
Coleman Democrat-Voice
2,495
The Taft Tribune
2,422
The Jacksboro Gazette
2,347
San Patricio County News
2,335
Timpson Weekly Times
2,280
The Alto Herald
1,985
Jacksboro Gazette-News
1,968
The Silsbee Bee
1,945
The Llano News
1,878
The Rusk Cherokeean
1,712
The Mexia Weekly Herald
1,578
Rains County Leader
1,553
The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger
1,422
The Dublin Citizen
1,265
The Naples Monitor
1,259
The Paducah Post
1,171
The Cass County Sun
1,123
The Baylor County Banner
996
The Cameron Herald
977
Texas Senate Papers
973
The Bastrop Advertiser and County News
907
The Mineola Monitor
895
The Citizens Journal
893
The Yoakum Daily Herald
855
The Democrat-Voice
812
The Bandera Bulletin
776
The Edna Herald
760
The Schulenburg Sticker
693
The Meridian Tribune
618
The Kerens Tribune
609
The Jacksboro News
576
The Corrigan Press
569
Timpson & Tenaha News
564
The Caldwell News-Chronicle
542
Stephens County Sun
478
Refugio Timely Remarks
467
Coleman County Chronicle
427
Burleson County Ledger and News-Chronicle
417
Lipscomb Lime Light and Follett Times
406
Coleman Daily Democrat-Voice
384
The West Weekly News
377
Edna Weekly Herald
341
The Dublin Progress and Telephone
326
Cooper Review
291
The Nolan County News
283
Aransas Pass Progress
278
The Rockdale Reporter
278
Winnsboro Weekly News
275
The Dynamo
264
The State Herald
264
The Cuero Daily Record
257
The Bowie Blade
253
The Sunday Record
245
Yoakum Weekly Herald
234
The Herald
229
Sweetwater Daily Reporter
223
The Coleman Voice
218
Yoakum Herald and Times
218
The Omaha Breeze
215
The Refugio County Record
215
Breckenridge Weekly Democrat
204
The Wharton Journal-Spectator
202
The Bastrop County Times
190
Jackson County Herald-Tribune
175
The Rockdale Messenger
175
The Wood County Record
173
The Yoakum Weekly Times
173
The Jack County Herald
166
Wheeler County Texan
157
White Deer News
157
Timpson News
154
The Alliance Standard
151
The Panhandle Herald
151
The Winkler County News
151
The Refugio Review
141
Archer County Advocate
140
The Panola Watchman
139
Refugio County Press
136
The Atlanta News
136
The Plain Dealer
128
The Groom News
123
The McGregor Mirror and the Crawford Sun
116
The Cisco Round-up
114
The Weekly Herald
105
The Montague County Times
103
The Stonewall County Courier
101
Valley Mills Progress
101
Crosby County News
98
Lipscomb Lime Light
94
The Carbon News
92
The Comanche Chief
91
The Anvil Herald
90
East Bernard Express
88
The Bowie Booster
85
The Coleman Daily Voice
80
The Stephens County Times
75
The New Era
64
The Dublin Shamrock News
59
Illustrated Paperboy
57
Seminole News
53
The Bay City News
52
The Bosque County Record Tribune
52
Cat's Claw
51
Cisco Apert
50
Mexia Evening News
46
Trojan Tattler
39
Camp Hulen Searchlight
38
The Bowie News-Times
38
Fletcher's State Rights Farming
27
The Archer County Times
25
The Leader
21
The Linden Standard
21
The Corrigan Tribune
19
The Ingleside Index
19
The National Co-Operator
18
Panhandle Progress
16
The West Times
14
East Texas Light
13
The Circle Register
11
The Nocona News
11
The Dublin Weekly Telephone
9
The Kiowa Valley Independent
9
The Mineola Daily Argus
9
The Yorktown News
9
The Coleman Democrat-Voice
8
The Palomar Kamper
7
Baptist Young People's Union Assembly News
6
Sweetwater Weekly Reporter
4
The Archer Dispatch
4
The Eastland Chronicle
3
The Linden Alliance Standard
3
Bosque Eagle
2
East Texas Pinery
2
Lion Express
2
New Duval
2
The Avenger
2
The Bosque Globe
2
The Bowie Cross Timbers
2
The Refugio Register
2
The Victoria Daily Times
2
Alliance Courier
1
Capitol Tax Letter
1
Erath County Democrat
1
Four-Star Cognac
1
IUD Agenda
1
Kerens Booster
1
Legislative Notes
1
Marshall News Messenger
1
National Education Association Journal
1
Refugio Timely Remarks and Refugio County News
1
Seymour Weekly Cresset
1
Sunset Signal
1
Svoboda
1
T-Arrow Daily
1
Texan
1
The Atlanta Times
1
The Bowie Enterprise
1
The Brady Standard
1
The Cameron Enterprise
1
The Christian Visitor
1
The Goree Gazette
1
The Laborer
1
The Megargel News
1
The Paper
1
The Victoria Advocate
1
The Weekly Mineola Monitor
1
The Weekly Recorder
1
The Woodsboro News
1
The Yoakum Daily Times
1
Wood County News
1