Houston Endowment was established on September 25, 1937 by Jesse and Mary Gibbs Jones to help create and develop instutions and organizations that would nurture the people of Houston and encourage growth of the city.
Since 1937, the endowment intend to support and improve education, human services, health, arts and culture, and the environment for the people of the greater Houston.
Over the years, the endowment has contributed over $2.5 billion to fulfill the vision of Joneses of a vibrant community where the opportunity to thrive is available to all.
That is where philanthropy comes in. ... Effective disaster philanthropy, after all, requires the philanthropist to have the financial resources but also the contacts to make things happen. ... That...more
Barrios also has served as vice president of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, grant officer for the Houston Endowment Inc., executive director of the CHRISTUS Galveston Ministry, executive...more
Prior to this, he served as vice president of community investing from 2006-08 for the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and from 2000-06 as grant officer for the Houston Endowment Inc. He has...more