Philanthropic Opportunities

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Philanthropic HeaderThe City of Richardson welcomes the opportunity to develop partnerships with residents, businesses and foundations. Partnerships within our community are an essential part of how we work with residents, businesses and non-profit organizations in Richardson.

We have many different types of opportunities for partnerships that help match the needs and passions of donors. These opportunities can be one-time investments, recurring events, or ongoing partnerships. For more information on any of these opportunities, please feel free to contact Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish at shanna.sims@cor.gov or at 972-744-4210.

We appreciate your feedback on how the City of Richardson can work with interested partners on these opportunities.

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Ways to Give
Dog and Cat

Animal Shelter Facility Improvements
Private donations allow the Richardson Animal Shelter to make improvements to the facility and to programs that increase the health and adoptability of shelter animals.

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Dogs playing in Park

Bush Central Barkway Improvements
Improvements to the Bush Central Barkway Dogpark will provide improvements for both comfort and education.

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Rocket Art Photo

Public Art
Public art is an important part of creating a high quality of life in Richardson. It can inspire creative growth and helps create civic connections throughout the community.

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Eisemann Center

Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Support arts in Richardson through educational outreach programs, sponsoring a show, honoring someone with a seat in the performance hall or becoming a "Friend" of the Eisemann Center.

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Main Street Revitalization

Downtown Richardson
The City is working to revitalize the original downtown area through various steps including the creation of vibrant public spaces. Revitalization will require committed investment and public support. 

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Bikes on Trail

Central Trail Enhancements
Provide amenities such as benches, enhanced landscaping, directional signage, etc. along Richardson’s trail spine, which stretches from north city limit to south city limit.

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Image of a 3D Printed Robot

C-Tech Resources
Support the Richardson Public Library’s C-Tech (creative technology) initiative and provide children access to technology with additional equipment and/or devices for the public Makerspace.

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History Picture

Historic Digitization
Help preserve Richardson’s past as told by the “Richardson Daily News” by providing for the scanning and placement of digital images in a searchable database online that would be built and maintained in house.

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Library Cart

Library Collection & Programming
Enhance the Richardson Public Library’s collection in a desired, targeted area. Funds may also include support to library programming for adults and children in a desired, targeted area.

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Library Program

Library Lecture Programming
Develop an annual author lecture programming for different ages and audiences based on preference.

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Girls reading in Park

Summer Reading Program
Provide an incentive for recreational reading by giving a book at no charge to every child or teen who participates in the Library’s summer reading programs.

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Stack of Books

Supplementary Donations
Richardson Public Library gladly accepts donations of books, magazines, and audio or visual materials that are in good condition and meet the library’s collection development guidelines.

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Kids Playing in Park

Spring Creek Nature Area
The Spring Creek Nature Area has several opportunites for improvement including building pavillions, enhancing safety and adding additional trails.

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Family Walking on Trail

Trail Connectivity
Fund trail expansions to help connect existing trail systems within the City of Richardson and the North Texas region.

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Playground Equipment

All Abilities Playground
Design and construct a playground that provides equal play opportunities for children of all ages and physical & cognitive abilities in partnership with the Richardson East Rotary Club.

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Kids Playing Baseball

Financial Assistance Program
Create endowment for financial assistance for families in need and provide funding for recreation programs and opportutnies for those who might not otherwise be able to afford to participate.

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Public Safety Community Outreach

Community Outreach
Provide resources for police and fire personnel to work directly with members of the community on community safety topics.

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Police Training

Public Safety Equipment and Training
Assist community policing and firefighting initiatives by providing equipment and/or training for Richardson’s Police Officers and Richardson’s Firefighters.

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Police Memorial

Police Memorial / Remembrance
Commission memorial or program to remember fallen Richardson Police Officers.

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Police Academy

Youth Programming
Help support for the Youth Citizens Police Academy and Fire Explorers Post in allowing kids to learn first hand about public safety opportunities in their community.

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