Tocker Foundation Grants

Tocker Foundation Grants Collection includes any collections funded by the Tocker Foundation, which supports small public libraries in Texas that serve populations of 12,000 and under. The purpose of the Tocker Foundation is to distribute funds principally for the support, encouragement, and assistance to small rural libraries in Texas.

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 Texas 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 ...

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Tocker Foundation Grants Collection includes any collections funded by the Tocker Foundation, which supports small public libraries in Texas that serve populations of 12,000 and under. The purpose of the Tocker Foundation is to distribute funds principally for the support, encouragement, and assistance to small rural libraries in Texas.

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 Texas 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
Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library
6,142
Bastrop Public Library
5,767
Cuero Public Library
5,753
Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library
4,880
Coleman Public Library
4,424
Dublin Public Library
4,422
Singletary Memorial Library
4,413
West Public Library
4,310
Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
4,207
Palacios Library
4,006
Swisher County Library
3,977
Atlanta Public Library
3,842
Shamrock Public Library
3,550
Crosby County Public Library
3,341
Reagan County Library
3,218
Stonewall County Library
2,982
Taft Public Library
2,853
Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library
2,381
Gaines County Library
2,279
Hondo Public Library
2,229
Archer Public Library
2,215
Livingston Municipal Library
2,024
Stella Hill Memorial Library
1,985
Sinton Public Library
1,904
Gibbs Memorial Library
1,888
Mineola Memorial Library
1,619
Carl and Mary Welhausen Library
1,595
Bicentennial City County Library
1,171
Baylor County Free Library
1,004
Texas Southern University
973
Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library
967
Schulenburg Public Library
693
Bandera Public Library
620
Higgins Public Library
520
Meridian Public Library
515
Bowie Public Library
494
Carson County Library
447
Eastland Centennial Memorial Library
437
Kerens Public Library
412
Jackson County Memorial Library
341
Wharton County Library
201
Timpson Public Library
112
Austin Memorial Library
57
Silsbee Public Library
18
Alvord Public Library
16
City of Clarendon
13
UNT Libraries
1

Counties

Stephens County, TX
11,914
DeWitt County, TX
7,348
Cherokee County, TX
6,398
Nolan County, TX
6,142
Bastrop County, TX
5,767
Jack County, TX
4,880
San Patricio County, TX
4,757
Coleman County, TX
4,424
Erath County, TX
4,422
McLennan County, TX
4,308
Milam County, TX
4,207
Matagorda County, TX
4,006
Swisher County, TX
3,977
Wheeler County, TX
3,550
Crosby County, TX
3,341
Reagan County, TX
3,218
Stonewall County, TX
2,982
Burleson County, TX
2,381
Cass County, TX
2,367
Gaines County, TX
2,279
Medina County, TX
2,229
Archer County, TX
2,215
Polk County, TX
2,024
Limestone County, TX
1,888
Wood County, TX
1,619
Morris County, TX
1,474
Cottle County, TX
1,171
Baylor County, TX
1,004
Refugio County, TX
963
Fayette County, TX
694
Bandera County, TX
620
Lipscomb County, TX
520
Bosque County, TX
515
Montague County, TX
494
Carson County, TX
447
Eastland County, TX
436
Navarro County, TX
412
Jackson County, TX
341
Wharton County, TX
201
Harris County, TX
158
Shelby County, TX
112
Travis County, TX
112
Liberty County, TX
57
Dallas County, TX
18
Hardin 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
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 Cuero Record
5,753
Sweetwater Reporter
5,630
The Bastrop Advertiser
4,670
The Tulia Herald
3,977
The West News
3,878
Palacios Beacon
3,850
The Dublin Progress
3,553
The Shamrock Texan
3,395
The Crosbyton Review
3,243
The Big Lake Wildcat
3,218
The Aspermont Star
2,982
The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger
2,776
The Cherokeean
2,701
Coleman Democrat-Voice
2,495
The Taft Tribune
2,422
The Jacksboro Gazette
2,347
San Patricio County News
2,335
The Seminole Sentinel
2,226
The Archer County News
2,165
The Hondo Anvil Herald
2,112
The Alto Herald
1,985
Jacksboro Gazette-News
1,791
The Rusk Cherokeean
1,712
The Mexia Weekly Herald
1,578
The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger
1,422
Polk County Enterprise
1,306
The Naples Monitor
1,259
The Paducah Post
1,171
The Cass County Sun
1,115
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
872
The Yoakum Daily Herald
855
The Democrat-Voice
812
The Schulenburg Sticker
693
The Bandera Bulletin
620
The Jacksboro News
576
The Corrigan Press
569
The Caldwell News-Chronicle
542
The Dublin Citizen
533
The Meridian Tribune
515
Stephens County Sun
478
Refugio Timely Remarks
467
Coleman County Chronicle
427
Burleson County Ledger and News-Chronicle
417
The Kerens Tribune
412
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
The Nolan County News
283
The Rockdale Reporter
278
Winnsboro Weekly News
275
The Dynamo
264
The State Herald
264
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
201
The Bastrop County Times
190
The Rockdale Messenger
175
The Wood County Record
173
The Yoakum Weekly Times
173
The Jack County Herald
166
White Deer News
157
Wheeler County Texan
155
The Alliance Standard
151
The Panhandle Herald
151
The Refugio Review
141
Refugio County Press
136
The Atlanta News
136
The Plain Dealer
128
The Groom News
123
The Cisco Round-up
114
Timpson & Tenaha News
112
The Weekly Herald
105
The Montague County Times
103
Crosby County News
98
Lipscomb Lime Light
94
The Carbon News
92
The Anvil Herald
90
The Bowie Booster
85
The Coleman Daily Voice
80
The Stephens County Times
75
The New Era
64
Illustrated Paperboy
57
Seminole News
53
The Bay City News
52
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 National Co-Operator
18
The Silsbee Bee
18
Panhandle Progress
16
The West Times
14
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
East Texas Pinery
2
The Avenger
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
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 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