Houston Endowment welcomes inquiries from organizations that will help us drive our priorities as we work to enhance the vibrancy of greater Houston and advance equity of opportunity for the people who live here.

Organizations interested in submitting a funding inquiry are encouraged to carefully read the information in this section and review our Focus Areas.

Information for Applicants

Eligibility and Criteria
Information to check first before submitting a funding inquiry.

How to Apply
Information about our application process.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions applicants may have.

Important Updates

Effective August 2019: Houston Endowment has transitioned to a new grants management system (and grantee portal) called GivingData. As a result you will no longer be able to start new applications in GMS.

As part of the transition, we will be decommissioning our former grants management system, GMS, later this year.

Please note: You will not be able to view submitted applications and reports for your organization’s previously awarded grants (i.e., funding history) in the GivingData grantee portal. If you do not have copies in your records of these documents, please log in and download them from GMS as needed before November 15, 2019.