Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy has emerged as a national leader in advising families in the stewardship of philanthropy and community impact across generations. How? We provide families with best-in-class resources, education, programming, and peer connection.
Secure the future of your philanthropic efforts for generations to come.
Donors Making a Difference
“Thank you for all of your efforts; it [Family Philanthropy Day] allowed me to have some great conversations with my two oldest about our family’s responsibility and privilege to give back.”
Chris Weekley (Governing Board Member)
“The Center for Family Philanthropy at the Greater Houston Community Foundation provides a strong model for community foundations addressing local needs while serving the interests of giving families. The Center features staff with deep expertise in family philanthropy and is a dedicated partner in NCFP’s efforts to expand our national network focused on the value and potential of family giving.”
Virginia M. Esposito (Senior Fellow and Founding President, National Center for Family Philanthropy)
“We are honored to be a Founding Family of the Center for Family Philanthropy, not only for the benefit we receive but also for the greater impact we can have by supporting Houston’s philanthropic community.”
Lacey Goossen (Next Gen Alumna - 2013, Governing Board Member, Center for Family Philanthropy Chair)
“We believe that practicing philanthropy is critical to give children from well-resourced families a broader view of the world. As a Founding Family, we are honored to help establish innovative resources that help Houston families create a legacy of giving across generations.”
David Weekley (Chairman - David Weekley Homes)
How Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Center For Family Philanthropy Supports You
Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy helps donors amplify their generosity and ensure their philanthropic legacy by offering high-impact next-generation engagement, family programming, consulting services, and peer-to-peer connection. We can also provide insight as to the best practices in family philanthropy and legacy planning to ensure your charitable efforts carry on for generations to come.
Organizing Family Meetings
The Center for Family Philanthropy offers Houston families the support they need to ensure that their giving brings the family together while enriching the communities that they serve. One way we do this is by finding common ground so that all family members participate actively in your philanthropy. Our team can help set up and facilitate family meetings aimed to bring your family together — giving you the opportunity to discuss your beliefs and values, collaborate on initiatives, and educate the next generation on their financial and community responsibilities.
Supporting Next Gen Engagement
Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Next Gen Donor Institute aims to help prepare the next generation in powerful, strategic conversations — working to establish an extensive network of engaged Next Gen donors. We are deeply committed to helping educate the next generation of philanthropic leaders in our community.
Family Giving Circle & Youth Leadership
The Family Giving Circle is a learning opportunity for families and youth to learn, volunteer, and grant together in the Greater Houston area. The Family Giving Circle is led by the Youth Leadership Team, a peer network of students (grades 7th-10th ) who are interested in learning about the nonprofit landscape and how to be a thoughtful and strategic grant maker. This leadership opportunity is a great way for youth to develop their values, independent thinking, decision-making power, community knowledge, and leadership skills. Youth Leaders will gain a better understanding of making grants to nonprofits and develop deeper relationships with nonprofits in the community.
Eligible students interested in joining the Youth Leadership Team may fill out an application. Click here to learn more.
No matter what giving vehicle you use to make an impact in our community, whether it be a donor advised fund or family foundation, Greater Houston Community Foundation is here to make sure your efforts are the most impactful and efficient that they can be. To help you amplify your generosity, our multidisciplinary team of philanthropic experts can help you with everything from grant research to strategic planning, grant design, implementation, and management.