The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.



The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is an independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Founded in 1945, the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.
Noble scientists
Noble scientists are dedicated to benefitting mankind through fundamental plant research.
Agricultural consultation
Agricultural consultation encourages land stewardship and assists agricultural producers.
Scientific discoveries
Scientific discoveries and their application contribute to food security, plant improvement and human health.
Noble outreach programs
Noble outreach programs enrich the community and educate the next generation.
Noble Foundation campus
The Noble Foundation campus is located on 800 acres in Ardmore, Okla.

Employing more than 360 persons, the Noble Foundation conducts its operations through the activities of three operating divisions:

    Agricultural Division: Serving a 47-county area within a 100-mile radius of the Noble Foundation's headquarters in Ardmore, Okla., the Agricultural Division assists more than 1,700 regional farmers and ranchers in achieving their individual financial, production, stewardship and quality-of life goals. More

    Plant Biology Division: The Plant Biology Division conducts basic biochemical, genetic and genomic plant research for the purpose of improving crop productivity and value, and enhancing animal and human health. More

    Forage Improvement Division: The Forage Improvement Division translates basic plant science research into tangible plant varieties. Within the institution, the Forage Improvement Division serves as a link between the discoveries in the laboratory and the field, where such discoveries are intended to enhance agricultural outcomes in Oklahoma and around the world. More

The coordinated efforts of these operating divisions enable the Noble Foundation agricultural specialists and scientists to move science and innovation from the laboratory to the field, giving life to discovery and improving agriculture in Oklahoma, in the United States and around the world.

Institutional Philanthropy

Through its grantmaking program, the Noble Foundation supports community projects and the activities of nonprofit charitable, educational and healthcare organizations. The Noble Foundation has expended almost $1 billion for charitable purposes, including more than $300 million for grants to charitable organizations and scholarship programs.