Helping to Connect Houston Communities to Philanthropic Resources Since 1995
Greater Houston Community Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to helping Houston thrive. Since 1995, we have been an impactful philanthropic resource in the community, distributing over $2 billion in grants since our founding. We believe that we are one community, and as such, we have made it our mission to ignite meaningful and positive change in the community we call home.
What Is A Community Foundation?
A community foundation, like Greater Houston Community Foundation, is a tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity that partners with individuals, businesses, and foundations to receive charitable donations, manage philanthropic assets, and make grants through a variety of diverse giving vehicles including donor advised funds.
In addition to grant making, community foundations help to support their communities in many other ways. For example, Greater Houston Community Foundation provides leadership in addressing critical community needs as well as providing emergency disaster relief during times of great need. We also support initiatives like Understanding Houston, a comprehensive regional indicator project enabling data-informed decision-making to effect change in our communities.
Through all that we do, we remain strongly committed to honoring donor intent, serving as a powerful resource and collaborative partner in the philanthropic space.
How Can Greater Houston Community Foundation Help Your Philanthropic Efforts?
Think of us as your philanthropic partner, helping connect donors to various giving vehicles and services — including donor advised funds, strategic consulting, next gen engagement, and foundation services — all aimed to help maximize charitable dollars for the causes that mean the most. We can also serve as your charitable back office, supporting donors throughout the grant making process as well as providing programming, advising, and educational opportunities to both donors and their families.
To learn more about how we can help you achieve your philanthropic goals, contact us today!