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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 2024

Chris Weekley, Chair, President, David Weekley Homes

Ron Hulme, Immediate Past Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Bluescape Energy Partners

Robert Harvey, Chair Elect, Former President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

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

Philip J. Hawk, Retired Executive

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 

Avani Narang, Next Gen Representative, Managing Director of Marketing & Digital Communications, Indus Communities

Brandon Simmons, Chairman of the Board of Regents, Texas Southern University 

Y. Ping Sun, Of Counsel, Yetter Coleman LLP

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

Anthanette (Toni) Wilson, Attorney, Community Leader

Enoch Woodhouse, Chief Executive Officer, Smith Family Circle

Thomas M. Wright, Retired Partner, RSM US LLP