Sid W. Richardson Foundation

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The Sid W. Richardson Foundation is a philanthropic organization, founded in 1947 by Sid W. Richardson (1891 - 1959), a Texan who earned his fortune in the oil industry.[1] The foundation was primarily funded after his death.

Today, the foundation focuses on public-private partnerships in the area of education, health, human services, and arts groups, to which it has donated about $300 million.[2][3] The charter of the foundation stipulated that recipients be in the state of Texas.[1]

The foundation was led from 1973 to 2011 by Valleau Wilkie Jr,[2] and its current president is Pete Geren.[4]

The foundation is housed in the same building as the Sid Richardson Museum which features Remington and Russell paintings collected by Sid W. Richardson.


  • UTeach Dallas received a $200,000 gift from the Foundation in 2008.[5]
  • The Foundation donated $250,000 toward a new building for the Aransas County (Texas) EMS.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Founder". Sid W. Richardson Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b Branch, Alex (2011-06-21). "Sid W. Richardson Foundation leader moving on after 38 years". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Sid W. Richardson Foundation". Sid Richardson Museum. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  4. ^ Leadership in the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Official website, accessed Jan 8, 2012
  5. ^ "UTeach Dallas Receives $200,000 from Fort Worth Foundation". University of Texas at Dallas. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Ribbon Cut on New EMS Facility". 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-26.