With the cooperation of the Collin County Commissioners’ Court, The Heard received a grant of $130,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to construct a boardwalk-trail through The Heard wetlands. In addition, the Collin County Open Spaces Program provided a $33,000 matching grant for trail signage, and the City of McKinney became a supporting member of The Heard.
Supporters have included Bank of America Foundation, Bank of Texas Trust, Haas Foundation, Hawn Foundation, The Nina Heard Astin Charitable Trust, IBM Foundation, B.B. Owen Trust, JC Penney Foundation, Henry Robert Memorial Fund, Texas Instruments Foundation, Tucker-David Foundation, United Technologies Foundation, Von Her Foundation and the Walthall Trust.
Corporate contributions have included gifts from Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, P.C., Ag-Power, Alcan Aluminum Corporation, American Services, Amsco Steel, Inc., Aveda, J. Baker Corporation, Bank of Texas, Blue Star Land, Bryson Realty, Bruce Miller Farms, Calloway’s Nursery, Centennial Steel Company, Central Market, Cirro Energy, Warren Clark Development, Inc., Compass Bank, Cotten Concrete Inc., Craig International, Darling Homes, Carl Davidson Sand and Gravel, Eldorado Motors, El Fenix Mexican Restaurants, Encore Wire Limited, EpiCenter, ExxonMobil, Forest Grove, Wm. W. George & Assoc., Highland Homes, Hillwood Development, Home Depot, Horizon Homes, Huntington Homes, Keller-Williams, Kroger, Land Rover Frisco, Landmark Equipment Rental, Landmark Supply, Landscape Stone and Design, Legacy Bank, MBNA, McKinney Courier-Gazette, Miller Lumber, Newland Communities/Stonebridge Development, Northside Pharmacy, PETCO, Pogue Construction, Polaris, Primo Microphones, PSI Industries, Raytheon, Redi Mix Concrete, Reunion Title, Reunion Title – Granite Park, Rockfish Seafood Grill, Rodenbaugh’s, Rodman Paving, Inc., Salomon Smith Barney, C.E. Shepherd Company, L.P., Skorburg Company, Starkey Mortgage, Sticks and Stones of Melissa, L.P., Superior Lending, Tom Thumb, Twin Creeks Partners and Wingspoint Aviation.
The Heard is grateful to the hundreds of individual members who give donations yearly in support of the institution and its mission.