Grants Awarded

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$2.7 billion given since our founding in 1937


Our giving centers on Civic Engagement, PreK-12 Public Education, and Arts and Parks and is guided by our commitment to Learning and Evaluation.

In 2019, our Board approved a strategic framework that prioritizes deep commitments to Civic Engagement, PreK-12 Public Education, and Arts and Parks, as well as provides flexibility to address emerging opportunities and challenges when they arise and where we the Endowment can have a significant impact, such as homelessness. Our giving in Learning and Evaluation deepens our understanding of these areas and identifies what works.

The database below displays recently approved grants in our core program areas and Learning and Evaluation. It also displays grants toward opportunities for impact and grants approved prior to our current strategic framework, all of which are identified as “Other.” Funds are disbursed to identified organizations throughout the timeframe listed in the grant term. This database, which is updated periodically, does not include direct charitable activities carried out by the Endowment.

$120 million+
AWARDED in 2022

300+ grants
approved in 2021 and 2022

800+ grantees
supported in past decade

Year

Program

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Purpose
Program
ACLU Foundation of Texas Inc.
2022
$1,050,000
Program Support for Election Protection
Civic Engagement
36 Months
Alley Theatre
2022
$1,500,000
Capital Support for the Alley Vision for the Future Campaign to support the Continued Enhancement of the Theatre and to Draw Down Matching Funds
Arts and Parks
12 Months
Alliance for Justice
2022
$625,000
Program Support for Houston Operations
Civic Engagement
36 Months
American Business Immigration Coalition
2022
$350,000
Project Support for Coalition Building with the Business Community on Immigration Issues in Texas
Civic Engagement
12 Months
American Indian Genocide Museum
2022
$150,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Amigos Por Vida – Friends For Life Public Charter School
2022
$100,000
Project Support for Family Programming
Other
12 Months
Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
2022
$100,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
2022
$500,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
AVANCE – Houston
2022
$250,000
Project Support for Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) and Adult Education
Other
12 Months
Avenue Community Development Corporation
2022
$100,000
Project Support for the Building Language Justice Fellowship
Other
12 Months
BakerRipley
2022
$750,000
Project Support for Immigrant Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement
36 Months
BES Inc.
2022
$470,000
Project Support for the Development of Charter School Leader Incubation Through Building Excellent Schools
Education
33 Months
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
2022
$1,500,000
Capital Support for the Ready & Forward Capital Campaign for Renovation of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and to Draw Down Matching Funds
Arts and Parks
12 Months
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
2022
$450,000
Project Support for Immigrant and Refugee Services
Civic Engagement
36 Months
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
2022
$1,000,000
Program Support to Strengthen the Refugee Resettlement Infrastructure in Greater Houston
Civic Engagement
12 Months
Center for Effective Philanthropy
2022
$125,000
Support for a Research Project to Understand the Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Gifts on Nonprofits
Learning and Evaluation
36 Months
Children at Risk
2022
$150,000
Project Support for a Plan to Help Immigrant and Refugee Children Integrate into Greater Houston
Civic Engagement
12 Months
Church World Service
2022
$280,000
Project Support for the Houston Refugee Civic and Leadership Development Program
Civic Engagement
24 Months
CollegeSpring
2022
$150,000
Project Support to Build Capacity to Develop Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) Preparation Resources for Houston-area Students
Education
6 Months
Common Cause Education Fund
2022
$450,000
Program Support for Election Protection in Texas
Civic Engagement
36 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$2,000,000
Project Support for District Analysis to Inform Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance to Increase College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Student Outcomes
Education
36 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$300,000
Program Support for Philanthropy Advocates
Education
36 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$50,000
Project Support for Philanthropy Advocates’ Effective Teaching Working Group
Education
24 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$500,000
Project Support for Planning the Texas Women in Leadership Initiative
Education
8 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$600,000
Program Support for Texas Impact Network, an Initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas
Education
12 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$55,000
Support for Building Capacity in Texas for an Equitable and Diverse Evaluation Field
Learning and Evaluation
16 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$300,000
Project Support for the Extended Planning Phase of the Teacher Incentive Allotment Approval at Houston ISD
Education
12 Months
Communities Foundation of Texas
2022
$100,000
Project Support for the Extended Planning Phase of the Teacher Incentive Allotment Approval at Pasadena ISD
Education
12 Months
Connect Community
2022
$100,000
In Support of the Charitable Activities of My Connect Community’s Sponsored Project, Madres Del Parque
Other
12 Months
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2022
$200,000
General Operating Support
Arts and Parks
24 Months
Council on American-Islamic Relations Texas Chapter, Houston
2022
$150,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Culture of Health – Advancing Together
2022
$150,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Dallas College Foundation
2022
$440,000
In support of the Charitable Activities of Dallas College Foundation’s Sponsored Project, Center for Transforming Alternative Preparation Pathways at Dallas College and to Launch Fellowships for Houston Community College and Lonestar College ACPs
Education
36 Months
Dance Source Houston
2022
$160,000
Project Support for Individual Artists and Small Organizations in the Dance Sector
Arts and Parks
12 Months
DonorsChoose
2022
$50,000
Project Support for Houston Teacher Appreciation Efforts—#TeachersCan
Education
6 Months
East End Improvement Corporation
2022
$200,000
Project Support for East End Cultural District to Build Capacity and Codevelop a Houston Cultural Districts Plan
Arts and Parks
12 Months
Education Pioneers Inc.
2022
$20,000
Project Support for COVID Recovery Fellows to Add Capacity to the Texas Education Agency’s Strategic Planning
Education
12 Months
Education Pioneers Inc.
2022
$355,520
Project Support for Impact Fellows to Support Houston Area Education Efforts
Education
12 Months
Emgage Foundation Inc
2022
$900,000
Program Support for the Empowering Communities Initiative
Civic Engagement
36 Months
Environmental Community Advocates of Galena Park
2022
$100,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Equitable Facilities Fund
2022
$50,000
Project Support to Establish Texas Charter Schools Facilities Fund (Phase II)
Education
6 Months
Equitable Facilities Fund
2022
$10,000,000
Project Support for the Texas Facilities Fund (an EFF initiative that will provide low-cost financing and other forms of support to high-performing public charter schools throughout Texas)
Education
24 Months
Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, Inc
2022
$250,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment
2022
$550,000
Project Support for Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District to Build Capacity and Codevelop a Houston Cultural Districts Plan
Arts and Parks
12 Months
Flight-Path
2022
$200,000
Project Support for Houston Area Data-Sharing Infrastructure for Institutes of Higher Education and Local Education Agencies
Education
12 Months
Fresh Arts
2022
$200,000
Project Support for Arts District Houston to Build Capacity and Codevelop a Houston Cultural Districts Plan
Arts and Parks
12 Months
Fresh Arts
2022
$100,000
In Support of the Charitable Activities of Fresh Art’s Sponsored Project, UP Art Studio
Other
12 Months
Funder Impact Collaborative on Civic and Community Engagement
2022
$60,000
Project Support to Launch the Funder Impact Collaborative on Civic and Community Engagement
Civic Engagement
12 Months
Galveston-Houston Immigrant Representation Project (GHIRP)
2022
$350,000
General Operating Support
Civic Engagement
36 Months
Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees
2022
$150,000
Program Support for the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Biennial Conference
Civic Engagement
12 Months
Greater Houston Community Foundation
2022
$1,500,000
Program Support for Houston Charter Seed Fund
Education
12 Months
Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
2022
$2,000,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months
Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators
2022
$50,000
General Operating Support
Education
12 Months
Houston Area Association for Bilingual Education
2022
$50,000
General Operating Support
Other
12 Months