Houston Endowment

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.

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$1,349,331,842 - 2010-12-31
$1,627,711,546 - 2006-12-31


$71,539,950 - 2010-12-31
$87,407,633 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from Houston Endowment

MST Chosen To Work At Arts Boost Campus At Neff Elementary
Foundation: Houston Endowment

The project is administered through Arts Connect, a citywide collective impact ... As part of the 2018-2019 scope of work, Arts Connect will be supporting ... in part by grants from the City of...more

How can Houston live with the certainty of flooding? [Editorial]
Foundation: Houston Endowment

This consortium of local experts on hydrology, the environment and urban planning has been funded by a coalition of local philanthropic groups, most notably the Houston Endowment, the Kinder...more

Harris County to buy closed hospital to create mental health facility
Foundation: Houston Endowment

Houston Endowment Inc. will help raise the funds and has committed a $5.3 million grant, per the reports. Riverside's flagship campus at 3204 Ennis St. opened in 1927 and was known as Houston Negro...more

How Disaster Charity Can Pivot to Sustainable Philanthropy
Foundation: Houston Endowment

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

Bayou City's philanthropic legacy
Foundation: Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment

"Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade," by the Montreal design studio Daily tous les jours, debuts at Discovery Green's Brown Foundation...more

Stop Relying on Philanthropy to Fix Bad Government: A Timely Viewpoint from Texas
Foundation: Houston Endowment

Despite big gains in the world of philanthropic giving, foundations still don't ... You can read the full blog post, “Philanthropy Isn't the Answer to...more

St. David's Foundation Announces More Than $25 Million in Grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Dell Foundation, Houston Endowment

The St. David's Foundation in Austin, Texas, has announced summer grants totaling more than $25 million in support of organizations working...more

Partnership Push: Here's How Asia Society Raises Money
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MetLife Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Houston Endowment

As part of our ongoing series looking at nonprofit development operations, Inside Philanthropy spoke with Christine Davies, Asia Society's...more

The Houston Endowment Inc. for the Arts
Foundation: Houston Endowment

The Houston Endowment Inc. awards grants to various organizations that support the arts. In 2010, they have awarded more than 70 grants totaling over $12 million to various performing arts...more

Heifer Foundation names new CEO | Arkansas News
Foundation: Greater Houston Community Foundation, Houston Endowment

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

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