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Greater Houston Community Foundation

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Greater Houston
Community Foundation

Greater Houston Community Foundation:
A Philanthropic Partner

Since 1995, Greater Houston Community Foundation (Foundation) has helped Houston thrive by convening philanthropic resources and knowledge to drive philanthropy in our community, distributing over $2.2 billion in grants at the direction of its donors since inception. Through various charitable vehicles, including donor-advised funds, the Foundation partners with donors to meet their objectives by supporting grantmaking, including providing programming, advising, and educational opportunities for donors to maximize their philanthropic impact. Thanks to the generosity of our donor community, over $301 million was distributed to more than 5,900 nonprofit organizations in 2022 through the Foundation. 

Greater Houston Community Foundation is widely considered to be the go-to partner for high-profile philanthropic partnerships in the greater Houston area, including major disaster relief initiatives, such as the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, and, most notably, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The Foundation leads collaborations that support the well-being and vitality of Houston, including Understanding Houston, a regional indicators partnership with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that provides key data for philanthropists, business, and nonprofit leaders, to drive decision-making in important areas of investment in Houston including economic opportunity, housing, and education.  

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Governing Board 2023

  • Chris Weekley, Chair, President, David Weekley Homes
  • Ron Hulme, Immediate Past Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Bluescape Energy Partners
  • William Caudill, Outside General Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Gregory L. Ebel, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.
  • Kate Fowler, Executive Director, Jerry C. Dearing Family Foundation
  • Cullen Geiselman, Ph.D., Chair of the Board, Cullen Trust for Health Care
  • Robert Harvey, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Philip J. Hawk, Retired Executive
  • Laura R. Jaramillo, Executive Director, LISC Houston
  • Douglas C. Kelly, President, Hilcorp Ventures, Inc.
  • Nancy D. McGregor, Retired Attorney, Community Leader
  • Brad Morgan, Next Gen Representative, Co-Founder & President, Platform Partners LLC 
  • Kim A. Ruth, Managing Director, Apex Partners, LLC
  • Caren Sweetland, Attorney, Community Leader
  • Tym Tombar, Managing Director, Arcadius Capital Partners
  • Celestine Vettical, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Celestial Holdings LP
  • Randa Weiner, Community Leader
  • Richard Wilkens, Next Gen Representative, Founder and Manager, Wilkens Group, PLLC
  • Enoch Woodhouse, Chief Executive Officer, Smith Family Circle
  • Thomas M. Wright, Partner – Private Client Services, RSM US LLP