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Sid W. Richardson Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

309 Main St.

Fort Worth, TX United States 76102-4006

Telephone: (817) 336-0494


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $564,112,257

Total giving: $16,360,784





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Pete Geren:


Established in 1947 in TX - Founded by the late Sid W. Richardson, who was a Texas multimillionaire who made his fortune in oil and gas. He served as President of several companies bearing his name, including Sid Richardson Gasoline Co. and Sid Richardson Carbon Co.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, health, the arts, and social service programs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a low-interest loan to an arts organization for construction costs. Historically, PRIs have been made in the areas of health and the arts for operating and program support.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $564,112,257 (market value)

Gifts received: $35,000

Expenditures: $24,346,226

Total giving: $16,360,784

Qualifying distributions: $18,803,374