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.