Greater Houston Community Foundation serves as a critical leader in disaster relief grantmaking. As of 2022, we’ve administered employee disaster relief grants totaling over $20 million for 70 corporate partners, including, Kinder Morgan, Service Corporation International, and David Weekley Homes. When disasters strike, we stand ready to drive recovery effortsfor businesses and employees, individuals and families, and foundations.View Our Corporate Partners
Employee Disaster Relief Funds.
When Houston needs you most, we help you rise to the occasion.
Companies Making a Difference
“Despite so much loss, I consider myself very fortunate to work for Kinder Morgan and be surrounded by the good people that work here. [Greater Houston Community Foundation’s] efforts to process this grant request is greatly appreciated. I know we CAN and we WILL move forward from this disaster.”
Kinder Morgan Employee
“It is so wonderful to be a recipient of the Employee Disaster Relief Award. I thank you [the Foundation] as well as Riviana Foods Inc. for this generous gift. It will help my family and myself in many ways, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Again, thank you for your generosity. It means a great deal to us.”
Riviana Foods Inc. Employee
Why Choose Greater Houston Community Foundation For Your Disaster Relief Fund?
Greater Houston Community Foundation’s team of skilled and knowledgeable experts is prepared to respond rapidly to disasters and to serve as your philanthropic partner during your employees’ time of need. Through disaster relief funds, we help businesses provide emergency financial assistance to their employees who have suffered damages due to a declared major disaster.
What Matters to You, Matters to Us
As your philanthropic partner, we aim to help you care for your greatest asset, your employees! We pride ourselves on thorough but timely reviews of applications and operate with a sense of urgency to meet your employees’ basic needs. We also strive to foster a positive experience for your employees throughout the process. If your company wants to make a meaningful impact in recovery efforts, we are here to make it possible.
Expert Guidance Through The Entire Process
We understand the complexities of administering a grant application program and utilize industry best practices to review submissions. From managing the application process and evaluating documentation, to sending employee communications and distributing grant awards per IRS guidelines, we are here for you every step of the way.
25+ Years of Disaster Response
Our experience navigating multiple disasters has given us the knowledge and expertise to establish funds quickly and efficiently, helping to get relief where needed most.
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey, Winter Storm Uri, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Houston Community Foundation played an important role in addressing the immediate and long-term needs of the Greater Houston area and the Gulf Coast. When hard times strike, we partner with local governments, foundations, and other nonprofits like the United Way of Greater Houston to leverage our respective resources and expertise to help gather and distribute financial resources to agencies providing direct relief.