Greater Houston Community Foundation partners with some of Houston’s top businesses to support company giving through corporate donor advised funds, employee engagement programs, disaster relief funds, scholarship funds, and more.Corporate Partners
How We Support Corporate Philanthropy in Houston.
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Businesses Making a Difference
“The partnership we have with Greater Houston Community Foundation allows our employees to live out our core values and achieve our mission to unlock energy for the betterment of our employees and our communities. With Greater Houston Community Foundation, we developed the Hilcorp Giving Program with the goal of helping our employees become life-long givers. They are taking ownership and delivering tremendous support to our communities.”
Mike Brezina, Senior Vice President for HR at Hilcorp
“Greater Houston Community Foundation embodies the power of one community and the power of people coming together for the greater good. Through the collaborative work with donors, and through partnerships with nonprofit and corporate leaders, together, we are creating a lasting impact in our community.”
Ron Hulme (Governing Board Chair, CEO, Bluescape Energy Partners)
“Every company with a Corporate Citizenship strategy should prepare and plan to allocate dollars for a crisis so that the dollars are in place when they need them the most. Each company should develop criteria for funding ahead of time, differentiating what will be funded in the short term (the response phase) and the long term (the recovery phase). Greater Houston Community Foundation is a great partner for this with their Employee Disaster Relief Funds and other corporate giving vehicles.”
“Partnering with the foundation allows us to concentrate on where we want to give and who we want to give to versus spending all of our time with the administrative burdens of giving.”
Dorothy Ables (Oil and Gas Consultant)
Why Businesses Choose Greater Houston Community Foundation
Our comprehensive approach to philanthropy ensures that a diverse selection of customized services are always available to help you maximize your return on investments for both the community and for your business.
Corporate Donor Advised Funds
A corporate donor advised fund is a tax-advantaged giving vehicle that allows your business to easily enhance its community investment through direct charitable gifts to existing causes you care about. By managing your corporate philanthropy through a donor advised fund rather than through a private foundation, you are able to focus on where you direct your philanthropic investments, leaving the often complex administration and governance to us.
Give your entire organization the opportunity to engage with the causes that matter to our communities. Greater Houston Community Foundation can help your business set up donor advised funds for executives and employees allowing employees to decide where they want their philanthropic dollars to go. Employees can choose to add their own funds via payroll deduction and you can match contributions to their funds. The Foundation also offers training to help your employees become more strategic givers.
Disaster Relief Funds
In times of great need, Greater Houston Community Foundation is here to help your business address both employee and community needs in the wake of a disaster. As your disaster relief partner, we empower you to distribute critical disaster relief support quickly and efficiently following a local or national emergency.
Corporate Scholarship Funds
Support your employees and your community by establishing a corporate scholarship fund. Our team offers full-service management to assist you in the decision-making process, removing the administrative burden of application and award processing. We handle everything from online application development to ensuring that the final award is distributed according to IRS rules and regulations, and more.
Research and Consulting
Greater Houston Community Foundation can serve as an efficient administrative solution to support corporate giving — working with you to understand your values, philanthropic interests, market position, and stakeholders. We can help you assess and manage your current corporate giving and engagement, creating a strategy that includes consulting services to maximize the impact of your investments in Houston and beyond.
Grants act as a powerful way to make a targeted impact in your community. When you make the decision to recommend a grant, we will work with you to create an efficient online grants management process for applicants to submit proposals and manage all reports so that you can keep your focus on expanding your philanthropic impact.