Houston Endowment Message on Electoral Participation

For over 83 years, Houston Endowment has worked to advance equity of opportunity for the people of Greater Houston. We believe that in order to realize an equitable and vibrant city we should all participate in shaping our shared future.


A Letter to the Community – 2020 Census

On Monday, the United States Census Bureau announced a shortened timeframe for the 2020 Census. This curtailment will almost certainly result in an inaccurate census count, which is bad news for our region.


Houston Endowment Statement – June 10, 2020

We stand with Black people everywhere who are feeling grief, outrage, and deep pain about George Floyd’s murder and the continuing pattern of violence and racism toward Black people throughout the country. Houston Endowment condemns his killing and we condemn the racism and structural inequities underlying this violence. We stand in solidarity with Black communities and all who are fighting to eradicate racial injustice.


New Resource Launched to Help Essential Workers Find Childcare

Collaborative for Children and Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the City of Houston and Harris County, has launched a resource dedicated to helping essential workers find quality child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The easy-to-use portal launched today at 8 a.m. 


United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation Launch Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Recognizing the dire economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic for many of our community’s most vulnerable families and individuals, United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation have joined forces to establish the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund to help those in critical need. All monies raised will be used to help with immediate basic needs.



We understand how stressful this time is for everyone, especially for our partners who are serving those most in need. We also know that this everchanging situation may impact the manner in which you are doing your work.