Grants Section

The Sid W. Richardson Foundation provides grants in support of educational, health, human service, and cultural programs and projects that serve the people of Texas.  Please see Grant Guidelines for additional information.

Records of prior-years grants are provided here.  They can be sorted by grant type, organization, city, and amount.

Grant Guidelines

Eligibility
General Exclusions
Application Process

Eligibility

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Grant requests will be considered only from tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and classified as other than a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code, or from a qualified public entity described in Section 170 of the Code.

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An organization is limited to one application per calendar year.

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Grant requests are limited to educational, health, human service and cultural programs and projects that serve the people of Texas.

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Grants for human services and cultural organizations are limited to the Fort Worth area.

General Exclusions

The Foundation does not provide:

Grants to individuals.

Support for school trips, testimonial dinners, fundraisers, or marketing events.

Application Process

New Applicants
Returning Grantees

New Application Process

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The first step in submitting an LOI is to access the grant portal below at the end of the instructions.

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You will then be prompted to create log-in credentials for your organization.

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After you log in to your account, you will be taken to your Applicant Dashboard where you can select the “Apply” button in the top left-hand corner of the page.

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You will then be prompted to take a short eligibility quiz.

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If you are found to be eligible to fill out the LOI, you will select the blue “Apply” button next to the current season’s application process.

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After filling out and submitting the LOI form, you will receive an automatic reply letting you know it’s been received.

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The Foundation will review the LOI to make a determination on the eligibility of the project/program and notify the Applicant of its decision. Please allow 10-14 business days for the review. You will be notified either way. If eligible, the Applicant will be approved to submit a full application.

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Please access our grant portal below at the end of the instructions.

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You will need to create log-in credentials if you have not previously accessed the grant portal.

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After you log in to your account, you will be taken to your Applicant Dashboard where you can select the “Apply” button in the top left-hand corner of the page.

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You will then be prompted to take a short eligibility quiz. You’ll click that button and the next page will ask you If you are a Returning Grantee. Once you select “Yes,” it will take you to the application.

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If you see a field to enter an Access Code, please ignore. We do not use access codes.

If a previous recipient needs assistance with the log-in, please contact Lanie Duke at lduke@sidrichardson.org.

Application Deadline
Approval Process

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Applications must be received no later than January 15.

Approval Process

The Directors hold two meetings each year to consider grant proposals for that year.

After the board meeting, the Foundation will notify all Applicants of the Board’s decisions.

Not All Projects Can Be Funded

The Board of Directors has responsibility for the final approval of each grant.  Since the Foundation receives funding requests far in excess of its ability to fund, only a small portion of requests can be approved.  A decision not to fund a proposal does not reflect on the merits of the Applicant or the value of the proposal.

No Commemorative Gifts, Please

The Foundation desires that all resources of any Grantee be dedicated to accomplishing its philanthropic purposes.  Accordingly, the Foundation requests that the Grantee not recognize the Foundation, its board members, or staff with any commemorative gifts.