Houston Endowment

Our vision includes:

  • A thriving metropolitan area with rich cultural assets and the infrastructure to provide opportunities for all residents
  • A region that fosters a sense of engagement, inclusion and connection among its residents
  • Communities that support the stability and well-being of children and families


We believe that greater Houston will continue to thrive if it is a place where people want to live and work, where every resident has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, and where people work together to shape the region’s future.


We believe these two concepts are inextricably linked: A vibrant region attracts and engages a thriving, diverse population, which improves quality of life and creates greater opportunity for the people who live here. Equity of opportunity helps ensure that all individuals in our community can engage and thrive, thus creating a more vibrant region.

Therefore, we invest strategically to:

  • Strengthen the arts, cultural offerings and public spaces that make greater Houston a great place to live
  • Strengthen critical pathways to opportunity and remove barriers that impede many of the region’s residents
  • Strengthen the capacity and resiliency of the region as it continues to grow