The 2018 Houston Civic Health Index, commissioned by Houston Endowment, examines the degree to which Greater Houston residents participate in political discussion, engage in nonpolitical civic behavior, volunteer and interact with one another.
The culmination of a year-long planning and research effort, the plan identifies the most important forces behind Harris County’s high rate of maternal morbidity – defined as unexpected complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery – and offers recommendations for action to improve maternal health.
“Strategies for Flood Mitigation in Greater Houston, Edition 1” calls for accelerating the paradigm shift underway in how the Houston area plans for and recovers from flooding and its consequences.
Houston Endowment co-hosted the 2018 Annual Conference of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, a national affinity group of foundations with an interest in the intersection of environmental sustainability, community development and social equity.
Houston Endowment today announced the appointment of Ann Barnes, M.D., and Arshad Matin to serve on its board of directors, effective April 1.
Jesse H. Jones II began a two-year term as chair of the Houston Endowment board of directors January 1, 2018. He has served as a director since 2007.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy interviewed Houston Endowment Senior Program Officer Elizabeth Love about funder-grantee relationships for the new report, released yesterday.
Today, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and Houston Endowment released a comprehensive assessment of the scope and quality of mental health services available for Harris County children, youth and their families.
We want to ensure that all communities benefit from flood mitigation efforts, and we believe that providing the best possible information to decision-makers and residents alike is the best path to doing so.
Houston Endowment today announced it will give $2 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett and managed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Houston Endowment joins a 15-state network of funders in standing by the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their families.
Houston Endowment is proud to stand in solidarity with the Houston Coalition Against Hate in condemning the message of white supremacist groups.
Mandy Chapman Semple joined Houston Endowment on August 7, 2017, as director of learning and evaluation. Mandy brings to Houston Endowment expertise and experience in building measurement systems to maximize results, promoting cross-sector collaboration and driving large-scale social system transformation.
Houston Endowment today announced the appointment of Joe Dilg and John M. Esquivel to serve on its board of directors, effective July 1.
Ann Stern, president and CEO of Houston Endowment, and Bob Eury, president of Central Houston Inc., note that Houston has made steady progress toward the goal of ending homelessness and urge all Houstonians to continue to work together toward sustainable solutions.
Russell Ramsey joined Houston Endowment on March 27, 2017 as program officer for education. Russ brings extensive experience working as both a teacher and a school leader within complex educational systems.
Ann Stern, president and CEO of Houston Endowment, and Elena Marks, president and CEO of Episcopal Health Foundation, argue that while philanthropy plays an important role in addressing social problems, it cannot replace government spending on public goods and services.
Wendy Montoya Cloonan will become Associate General Counsel at Houston Endowment effective November 1, 2016. As Associate General Counsel, she will be responsible for advising on a variety of legal issues, overseeing all compliance related policies and procedures, and assisting with special projects.
In July, 2016, Houston Endowment joined foundations across the country to make a public statement encouraging connection and constructive dialog in the face of violence and divisiveness.