Annual Report


Community Partners and Supporters,

We are excited to share Houston Endowment’s 2016 Annual Report with you.

We remain deeply committed to our mission: To enhance the vibrancy of greater Houston and advance equity of opportunity for the people who live here. Last year, the Endowment introduced a new strategic framework that outlines the Endowment’s priorities, describing how we approach our work and the ultimate impact we seek to have in the community. The strategic framework identifies four targeted outcomes: strong civic assets that are accessible to all, effective systems that promote thriving residents, post-secondary success for all our children and a strong region able to meet the needs of residents now and in the future.

The 2016 annual report provides an overview of our 2016 grantmaking —more than 200 grants that reflect the Endowment’s priorities. The report also provides a detailed description of three initiatives in which we invested or noted progress during 2016. While they are in various stages of development and implementation, these initiatives are representative of our collaborative approach toward a more vibrant and equitable community.

We look forward to sharing more as we continue to learn and our work continues to evolve, and we invite you to share your feedback and help us continue to drive positive change in the region at connect@houstonendowment.org.

Ann B Stern
Ann B. Stern

Refining Our Approach

In 2016, we continued to evolve our work in order to better address the complex and systemic nature of problems facing our community.

Investing in Our Community

In 2016, we awarded more than 200 grants totaling $62 million.

Achieving Impact

In order to have the greatest impact possible, Houston Endowment leverages its resources in a variety of ways.