Created the David Toms Foundation in 2003. The foundation helps underprivileged, abused and abandoned children through funding programs that are designed to enhance a child's character, self-esteem and career possibilities. Foundation assisted those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, raising more $1.5 million. Since its inception, the Toms Foundation has made more than $3.5 million in grants. The Wall Street Journal in 2006 cited the Toms Foundation as having the lowest percentage of expenses of any athletic foundation that gave a minimum of $600,000 to charity. Shared the Golf Writers Association of America's 2006 Charlie Bartlett Award with Louisianans Kelly Gibson and Hal Sutton for their combined $2-million plus in aid to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims.
Grew up playing baseball with future major leaguers Ben McDonald and Albert Belle.
Helped in re-design of Palmetto CC in Louisiana in 1999. First David Toms signature course, Carter Plantation in Springfield, La., opened to the public in October 2003. Worked with Rees Jones on the 18-hole course at Redstone that is the site of the Shell Houston Open. Also worked with Jones on the redesign of Baton Rouge CC and has a new signature course, LaTour GC, that opened in 2009 in Mathews, La.
Broke ground in July 2012 on the David Toms Golf Academy, a game-improvement facility for juniors and avid golders in Shreveport, featuring the latest technology and amenities.
Is a passionate LSU fan who spends a lot of his free time following Tigers athletics. Teammates at Louisiana State included Bob Friend, Emlyn Aubrey, Perry Moss and Greg Lesher, former PGA TOUR members.
Inducted into the Gulf States Section PGA Hall of Fame in 2012.