Greater Houston Community Foundation is a hub for all things philanthropy in Greater Houston, including donor advised funds, strategic consulting, family philanthropy, next generation training, legacy planning, scholarship funds, and more.
How We Support Individual and Family Philanthropy.
Deepen your community impact with a partner that truly knows Houston and how to help you practice effective philanthropy.
Donors Making a Difference
“One of the greatest things about the foundation is that it will live well beyond any of us. Having a place where you can have your funds deposited, which you know will be safe and last for literally generations to come, is real peace of mind.”
“Without Greater Houston Community Foundation, many people would not know the needs of the community, and would not realize the importance of giving. Greater Houston Community Foundation does a great job of keeping that in front of people. Please allow GHCF to educate you about the fulfilling opportunities for philanthropy, both for now and as your legacy.”
Rosalyn Margolis (Donor)
Why Individuals and Families Choose Greater Houston Community Foundation
Through comprehensive service and a deep commitment to our clients and our community, Greater Houston Community Foundation connects Houston’s leading donors to efficient charitable solutions that drive meaningful impact.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund is a tax-advantaged personal giving account that makes it easy to support the charitable causes that matter to you. Your donor advised fund operates like a charitable investment account — make contributions as frequently as you like, watch your funds grow through investment, and recommend grants to your preferred charities over time. Best of all, you will not be taxed for any growth in your fund, allowing more money to reach the causes that matter to you.
When you choose Greater Houston Community Foundation for your donor advised fund, you’re getting more than just another bank account — you are getting a full-service partner who truly knows Houston and can help your donations go further.
The Center for Family Philanthropy & Next Gen Engagement
The Center for Family Philanthropy helps donors amplify their generosity and position their efforts for intergenerational success through Next Gen Engagement programming, consulting services, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and direct access to some of Houston’s most sought after philanthropic minds and resources.
Legacy and Planned Giving
We work with some of Greater Houston’s top donors to ensure that their community impact resonates for generations to come. We work carefully alongside our donors to understand your intent, plans, and desired impact, working with you to craft a plan that keeps your funds directed to the causes you care about.
Philanthropic Consulting and Advising
Nobody knows Houston philanthropy like we do. When you work with Greater Houston Community Foundation, you gain access to a multidisciplinary team of philanthropy experts, dedicated to helping you make a targeted impact in our communities. Our team shares best-in-class resources, special programming, infrastructure, and networking opportunities that help you and your family exceed your charitable goals for generations to come.