About the Sid W. Richardson Foundation


Sid W. Richardson established his foundation in 1947.  Although his interests reached beyond Texas and his personal contacts were worldwide, he retained his utmost concern for the people of his home state.  For this reason, he provided in the Foundation’s charter that all grants be awarded to recipients within the state of Texas.

Throughout the years, the Board of Directors and staff have sought to fulfill his vision by providing grants primarily in the areas of education, healthcare, human services and culture.  Reflecting on the Foundation’s accomplishments, Edward P. Bass, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “Our Foundation is dedicated to funding meaningful organizations that help improve our society.  Sid Richardson would be pleased to know that he established a foundation that continues to affect so many people in such a positive way.”  


The Richardson Foundation also operates the Sid Richardson Museum, an art museum that features exhibitions of paintings and sculptures of the premier artists of the American West, including paintings from Sid Richardson’s personal collection and art on loan from other nationally renowned collections.  The art museum is located in Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas.