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Arts & Culture + Appreciation + Creation + Culture + History + Strategic Partnership + Education + Governance + Public Education Leadership + Highly Qualified Teachers + Early Childhood Education + Middle School + College Preparation and Enrollment + College success + Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program + Environment + Parks + Air Quality + Water Quality + Energy Efficiency and Resource Usage + Natural Environment + Built Environment and Urban Development + Domestic Animals + Health + Prevention + Child and Adolescent Health + Primary Care + Organizational Effectiveness + Human Services + Basic Needs + Vulnerable Populations + Safe Families + Children and Youth + Economic Development + Strong Communities

a philanthropy endowed by J esse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones

houston endowment

2011 annual report


Arts & Culture + Appreciation + Creation + Culture + History + Strategic Partnership + Education + Governance + Public Education Leadership + Highly Qualified Teachers + Early Childhood Education + Middle School + College Preparation and Enrollment + College success + Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program + Environment + Parks + Air Quality + Water Quality + Energy Efficiency and Resource Usage + Natural Environment + Built Environment and Urban Development + Domestic Animals + Health + Prevention + Child and Adolescent Health + Primary Care + Organizational Effectiveness + Human Services + Basic Needs + Vulnerable Populations + Safe Families + Children and Youth + Economic Development + Strong Communities

a philanthropy endowed by J esse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones

houston endowment

2011 annual report

Improving life for the people of the greater Houston area for

74 years


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The 55-acre Houston Zoo features more than 6,000 animals, offers educational programs, participates in conservation partnerships and attracts almost two million visitors each year. In 2011, Houston Endowment donated $200,000 to help the Houston Zoo care for its animals and offer exhibition, education and conservation programs.


the foundation grants 9 27 45 57 69

the founders board of directors staff affiliations financial report grant application index to grantees

5 7

arts & culture education environment health human services 93 101 106 109 111 117 119

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Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones established Houston Endowment on September 25, 1937, to improve life for the people of the greater Houston area. Since then, the foundation has helped achieve and sustain positive and observable progress in the community through its grants to nonprofit organizations, particularly to those that produce enduring benefits for those they serve.

T H E F O U N D AT I ON During the first years of their marriage in the 1920s, in New York City—to the foundation. In response the Joneses donated more than $1 million to help

to the Tax Reform Act of 1969, the buildings and

initiate and develop institutions and organizations

businesses were sold and the proceeds were invested

that would nurture Houston’s people and encourage

in securities. The sale of the Houston Chronicle

the city’s growth. After they established Houston

to the Hearst Corporation completed the process.

Endowment, Mr. Jones transferred ownership

From the gifts and bequests of Mr. and Mrs. Jones,

of his buildings and businesses—including the

Houston Endowment’s assets have grown to more

Rice Hotel, the National Bank of Commerce, the

than $1.4 billion, enabling the foundation to donate

Houston Chronicle and the famous Mayfair House

$77,006,008 in 2011.

Since Mr. and Mrs. Jones established Houston Endowment 74 years ago, the foundation has donated more than $1.6 billion ($2.8 billion in current dollars) to charitable organizations and educational institutions to help fulfill their vision of a vibrant community where the opportunity to thrive is available to all.

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6

Since 1983, Trees for Houston has planted more than 430,000 trees in greater Houston, and the organization watered and maintained trees throughout the city during the recent drought. In 2011, Houston Endowment donated $200,000 to help Trees for Houston obtain, plant and maintain trees in Houston’s public spaces.


c u lt u r e

$

12,002,029

16%

e d u c at i o n

$

21,087,800

27%

environment

$

10,832,500

14%

h e alt h

$

12,700,000

17%

h u m an s e rv i c e s

$

20,383,679

26%

$ 77,006,008

100%

art s

&

total

2011 Grants grant distribution by program area

Houston Endowment supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that produce and maximize enduring benefits for the people of the greater Houston area. During 2011, Houston Endowment donated $77,006,008 within five program areas to help create a community where the opportunity to thrive is available to all. 7


Engaging broader audiences in arts and culture 8

Houston Endowment donated $300,000 to help the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston present regional, national and international contemporary art, and provide educational and outreach programs.


Appreciation

$

2,158,000

Creation

4,347,115

Culture

3,017,914

History

1,765,000

Strategic Partnership

634,000

Other

80,000

Total

$

12,002,029

16%

a r t s & c u lt u r e

9


OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS

&

culture

arts

“Opera in the Heights presents four fully staged affordable operas each year and provides a stage for emerging artists who come here to learn and perform. Affordable prices, free dress rehearsals for students and underwritten student tickets that include free transportation support young artists and bring opera to new people, who discover that opera enriches lives as we observe the human condition through stories and great music.�

Emily Newton, Patricia Cay and Daymon Passmore in an Opera in the Heights production of Anna Bolena

Houston Endowment donated $130,000 to help Opera in the Heights present operas and to support outreach programs.

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Creation

fred nevill Board Chair


K AT Y A R T R E AC H

create art projects to address the educational and social development of at-risk children, adults and children with special needs, victims of

culture

$50,000 to help Katy ARTreach

response to community need, and once it is established and sustained by a recipient organization, we focus our resources on the next project. ARTreach relies on volunteers, grants and donations to expand our reach to a wider base of agencies and school districts that will in turn bring more free, high quality art programs to neglected people.�

&

Houston Endowment donated

“Katy ARTreach designs, funds and implements high impact arts and art mentoring programs for underserved schools, social service agencies and communities in Harris, Waller and Fort Bend counties. We facilitate the initiation of a program in

arts

A Katy ARTreach project at a local school

Terri Bieber Executive Director

crimes and the elderly.

Appreciation

11


FOTOFEST INC.

arts

FotoFest International Meeting Place portfolio review

&

culture

Houston Endowment donated $215,000 to support citywide exhibits and educational programs at FotoFest 2012, and to provide general operating support during the inter-biennial year of 2013.

12

“FotoFest presents art programs in Houston and a visual literacy program at area schools on a year-round basis. During its citywide international Biennial, FotoFest brings art, artists, arts professionals, and social and political experts to Houston from around the world. The Biennial offers free and unparalleled access to some of the world’s best art and its creators, and allows hundreds of Houston-based photographic artists to create new work and show work to influential curators. During the year, several thousand inner-city students enjoy Texas’s only yearlong photography and writing program that correlates to state and national curriculum requirements. FotoFest has brought remarkable international and national recognition to Houston as an important cultural center and a progressive city where quality of life and innovation are strongly supported. The Biennial is recognized as an artistic leader in its field across the world, and it is one of Houston’s most respected arts events.”

Creation

wendy watriss Artistic Director and General Manager


asia society te x as center

staff and build infrastructure for increased programming in connection with the opening of the Center’s new facility.

culture

$1,700,000 to help expand

one of only 11 centers around the globe, and our comprehensive programming increases knowledge, enhances dialogue, encourages creative expression and generates new ideas across the fields of art, culture, education, business and public policy for the people of Houston. Many of our educational initiatives, visual art exhibitions and innovative performances are offered to the public at no charge at our new facility in the Museum District. The futures of Asia and the United States are inextricably intertwined, and our programs bridge cultures and peoples, and engage the community in the relevant ideas and issues of our time, while also preparing future generations for stronger East-West understanding and interaction.”

Culture

&

Houston Endowment donated

“The Asia Society promotes understanding and strengthens relationships between the people, leaders and institutions of the United States and those of Asia. Asia Society Texas Center is

arts

Asia Society’s new building in the Museum District

martha blackwelder Executive Director

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

Appreciation American Festival for the Arts

Houston, TX

Toward music education and performance programs for instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages

2010 $

150,000 $

75,000

Art Lies

Houston, TX Toward a strategic plan to relaunch a magazine that covers contemporary visual art in Texas

2011

10,000

10,000

2011

80,000

40,000

2011

20,000

20,000

2011

300,000

0

2011

100,000

0

2011

30,000

15,000

2011

35,000

17,500

2011

35,000

17,500

2011

80,000

40,000

2010

75,000

50,000

Toward residency programs, educational opportunities for underserved children and contemporary dance performances

2010

70,000

35,000

Toward administrative salaries to expand residency programs, educational opportunities for underserved children and contemporary dance performances

2011

75,000

0

Auror a Pic ture Show

Houston, TX

Toward a micro-cinema that promotes non-commercial film, video and new media artists Cit y Ballet of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward engaging and training 100 children to perform in full-length, professional productions of ‘The Nutcracker,’ and toward presenting the performances free of charge to the public Contempor ary Arts Museum Houston

houston, tx

Toward presenting regional, national and international contemporary art, and toward educational and outreach programs Cypress Creek Fine Art Association

spring, tx

Dance Houston

houston, tx

&

Earthen Vessel s Inc . dba Sandr a Organ Dance Company

houston, tx

Toward contemporary dance programs and performances that focus on history, people and current issues

culture

Toward increasing the appreciation of dance through festivals, workshops, summer camps, community events and the promotion of dance and dance groups

arts

Toward exhibitions, public events and school programs at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

Freneticore

houston, tx Toward presenting and promoting original theater, dance, film and music, and offering a free after-school dance and theater program for children Gl asstire

Houston, TX Toward a Web site that provides information and commentary about the visual arts in Texas HITS Theatre

houston, tx Toward performances and musical theater training for children ages six to 19 Hope Stone, Inc .

Houston, TX

15


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

145,000

60,000

2008

5,000,000

500,000

2011

25,000

25,000

2010

8,000

3,000

2011

105,000

0

2011

40,000

40,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2010

30,000

30,000

2010

100,000

100,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2010

90,000

45,000

2010

200,000

100,000

Toward classical orchestral concerts for children and adults

2010

25,000

25,000

Toward classical orchestral concerts for children and adults

2011

80,000

40,000

Grantee + Purpose Houston Center for Photogr aphy

Houston, TX

Toward promoting the appreciation of photography through exhibitions, publications and educational programs Houston Gr and Oper a Association, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward the ‘Making a Difference Nexus Initiative,’ a large-scale effort to expand and diversify audiences Houston Masterworks Chorus, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward choral music performances with orchestral accompaniment Houston Young Artist’s Concert

Houston, TX

Toward performance opportunities for young musicians between the ages of four and 18 Houston Youth Symphony & Ballet

Houston, TX

Toward providing young musicians with training by professional musicians and with the opportunity to perform in professionally conducted concerts Jewish Communit y Center of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward Dance Month 2011 and 2012, a series of programs to promote the appreciation of all dance forms through master classes, workshops, outreach and performances

arts

K at y Artreach

Katy, TX

&

Toward creating art projects to address the educational and social development of at-risk children, children and adults with special needs, victims of crime and the elderly K at y Visual & Performing Arts Center

culture

Katy, TX

Toward performing and visual arts programs Menil Foundation Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward preserving and exhibiting the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston, TX

Toward collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting visual art Musiqa

Houston, TX Toward a musical ensemble that promotes and presents contemporary classical music Projec t Row Houses

Houston, TX

Toward public art and educational programs that promote neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, community engagement and AfricanAmerican history and culture River Oaks Chamber Orchestr a

Houston, TX

16


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

350,000

300,000

2010

400,000

175,000

Toward a chamber orchestra that provides training and performance opportunities for musicians between the ages of 11 and 18

2010

50,000

25,000

Toward a development director to sustain a chamber orchestra that provides training and performance opportunities for musicians between the ages of 11 and 18

2010

75,000

50,000

Toward enhancing teachers’ writing and editing skills and improving curricula

2010

40,000

20,000

Toward placing professional writers in schools to help children learn literacy and writing skills

2010

200,000

100,000

2010

150,000

75,000

Grantee + Purpose Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward Blaffer Gallery exhibitions, publications and educational outreach, and toward renovations to the gallery Univer sit y of Houston Clear Lake

Houston, TX

Toward engaging and increasing audiences for art programs in the Bay Area Virtuosi of Houston

Houston, TX

Writer s in the School s

Houston, TX

Young Audiences Inc . of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward providing music, dance, visual arts and theater programs to schools and other venues that serve children

Total — Appreciation

2,158,000

300,000 $

100,000

arts

$

Creation Houston, TX

2011 $

Ar s Lyrica Houston

Houston, TX

Toward presenting Baroque chamber music, operas and oratorios

2010

60,000

30,000

2007

150,000

25,000

2011

120,000

60,000

2010

30,000

15,000

2011

120,000

60,000

2011

30,000

15,000

Art Council Inc .

New York, NY

Toward supporting individual artists in Houston

culture

Toward theatrical productions and educational and community outreach

&

Alle y Theatre

Art League of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward visual art exhibitions and educational and community outreach programs Bach Societ y at Christ the King Evangelical Luther an Church

Houston, TX

Toward presenting historically accurate performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music and the music of other composers who follow his tradition Catastrophic Theatre Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward presenting contemporary plays and creating original works for theater Country Pl ayhouse

Houston, TX

Toward productions and educational programs at a community theater

17


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

150,000

75,000

2010

30,000

15,000

Toward a development director to increase fundraising and support for the company

2011

30,000

20,000

Toward a contemporary ballet company

2011

80,000

40,000

2010

550,000

475,000

2010

60,000

30,000

Toward citywide exhibitions and educational programs at FotoFest 2010, a biennial international photography exhibition

2009

220,000

50,000

Toward citywide exhibitions and educational programs at FotoFest 2012, a biennial international photography exhibition, and toward general operating support during the inter-biennial year of 2013

2011

215,000

0

2010

40,000

20,000

2010

85,000

42,500

2011

60,000

20,000

2010

20,000

10,000

2011

300,000

100,000

Grantee + Purpose Da Camer a Societ y of Te x as

Houston, TX

Toward performances of thematically presented chamber music, contemporary music and jazz by leading local, national and international artists, and toward educational outreach programs Dance of Asian America

Missouri City, TX

Toward promoting cultural appreciation through Chinese dance and providing young dancers with professional training and performance opportunities Dominic Wal sh Dance Theater

Houston, TX

Ensemble Theatre

Houston, TX

Toward theatrical performances, professional training and educational outreach by local and national playwrights and artists who focus on African-American experiences, and toward facility upgrades E xpress Theatre

Houston, TX

Toward creating and presenting culturally diverse performing arts programs for children and families FotoFest Inc .

Houston, TX

arts &

culture

Foundation for Modern Music Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward presenting and promoting contemporary classical music through concerts, competitions, recordings and educational outreach Galveston Arts Center Inc .

Galveston, TX

Toward presenting innovative contemporary art and providing educational and outreach programs Gilbert & Sullivan Societ y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward presenting Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas Gulf Coast – A Journal of Liter ature and Fine Arts

Houston, TX

Toward producing a biannual literary journal and teaching publishing skills to graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program Houston Ballet Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward ballet performances and educational and community outreach programs

18


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

105,000

35,000

2011

50,000

25,000

2011

90,000

30,000

2010

60,000

30,000

2010

200,000

100,000

arts

2011

20,000

10,000

&

Grantee + Purpose

2010

5,000,000

1,000,000

2011

100,000

50,000

2011

30,000

30,000

2011

40,000

20,000

2010

130,000

65,000

Houston Center for Contempor ary Cr af t

Houston, TX

Toward presenting art objects made primarily of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood, and toward residencies, workshops, demonstrations and after-school and summer programs for students Houston Chamber Choir

Houston, TX

Toward performances and educational and community outreach programs by a professional choral ensemble Houston Friends of Chamber Music Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward bringing world-renowned touring chamber music ensembles to Houston, presenting master classes and demonstrations, and providing free or discounted tickets to students and seniors Houston International Dance Coalition

Houston, TX

Toward Dance Salad Festival, a weeklong presentation by local, national and international companies, and toward community outreach programs throughout the year Houston Metropolitan Dance Center Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward dance classes, educational outreach and performances Houston Music Hall Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward ‘Uniquely Houston,’ Hobby Center’s educational and community outreach program Houston Repertoire Ballet

Houston, TX

Toward performances and educational programs for young dancers in northwest Harris County

Houston, TX

Toward a plan to reach financial stability Inprint Inc .

Houston, TX Toward creative writing programs and presentations that promote the literary arts

culture

Houston Symphony Societ y

Inter Ac tive Theater Company

Houston, TX

Toward presenting to students original interactive plays that support elementary school curriculum Ja zz Education Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward teaching theory, composition, improvisation and professional development skills to middle school through college-age young people through the Summer Jazz Workshop Lawndale Art and Performance Center

Houston, TX

Toward contemporary visual art exhibitions by regional artists, residency programs and educational events

19


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

232,673

157,115

Toward theatrical productions for adult and young audiences, and toward training and outreach programs for young people

2010

150,000

75,000

Toward purchasing and renovating the company’s theater building used to present contemporary, classic and revival plays and musicals

2010

500,000

500,000

2010

145,000

60,000

2011

150,000

75,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2011

10,000

10,000

Toward presenting contemporary music and providing art education programs to children in public schools, community centers and homeless shelters

2011

35,000

35,000

Toward presenting contemporary music and providing art education programs to children in public schools, community centers and homeless shelters, and toward a development position to help advance the organization

2011

75,000

0

Toward presenting affordable, fully staged and costumed operas, and toward outreach programs

2010

65,000

65,000

Toward a full-time managing director

2011

90,000

0

Toward presenting affordable, fully staged and costumed operas, and toward outreach programs

2011

130,000

0

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

50,000

25,000

Grantee + Purpose Lee College

Baytown, TX Toward professional staff to develop audiences and expand programming at the College’s Performing Arts Center Main Street Theater at Autry House

Houston, TX

Masquer ade Theatre

Houston, TX

Toward musical theater performances, toward educational and training programs for K-12 students, and toward relocation expenses incurred because of a fire The Mercury Baroque Ensemble

Houston, TX

Toward performances of Baroque music using period instruments and historically accurate performance methods Miller Theatre Advisory Board Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward presenting free performing arts programs to the public at Miller Outdoor Theatre Music in Conte x t

Houston, TX

arts

Toward musical performances on historically appropriate instruments and from original scores Nameless Sound

Houston, TX

&

culture

Oper a in the Heights

Houston, TX

Or ange Show Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward preserving and exhibiting The Orange Show monument and the Beer Can House, toward presenting the Houston Art Car Parade, and toward educational programs that promote visionary art Sever al Dancer s Core

Houston, TX

Toward contemporary dance performances, educational programs and community outreach 20


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

100,000

100,000

2011

80,000

45,000

2011

120,000

60,000

2010

150,000

75,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2009

15,000

7,500

2011

55,000

30,000

arts

2010

100,000

100,000

&

Grantee + Purpose

2011

25,000

15,000

2011

10,000

10,000

2011

60,000

30,000

Societ y for the Performing Arts

Houston, TX

Toward presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists and companies Southwest Alternate Media Projec t Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward promoting the creation and appreciation of film, video and new media through presentations and educational programs, and toward implementing a strategic plan Spacetaker

Houston, TX Toward support services for local arts organizations and assistance to help artists manage and advance their careers Stages Inc .

Houston, TX Toward presenting contemporary plays and musicals for adults and children Te x as Accountants & Law yer s for the Arts

Houston, TX

Toward free accounting and legal services for artists and arts organizations Te x as Medical Center Orchestr a

Houston, TX

Toward classical music performances by volunteer musicians who are primarily health care professionals Theater LaB Houston

Houston, TX

Toward presenting contemporary plays Theatre Under The Star s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward musical theater productions and innovative educational and community outreach programs

Houston, TX

Toward modern dance performances, new choreography and educational outreach Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward free performances of ‘Othello’ and ‘Taming of the Shrew’ at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and toward a summer conservatory for high school students and other educational outreach activities during the 2011 Houston Shakespeare Festival

culture

Tr avest y Dance Group

Voices Breaking Boundaries

Houston, TX

Toward a multidisciplinary arts organization that connects diverse ethnic and cultural communities and raises awareness of social and political issues through artistic expression

Total — Creation

$

4,347,115

21


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

Culture Asia Societ y Te x as Center

Houston, TX

Toward expanding staff, programming and membership associated with the opening of the Center’s new facility

2011 $

1,700,000 $

1,000,000

Children’s Museum Inc .

Houston, TX

2011

300,000

100,000

2011

80,000

80,000

2011

500,000

500,000

2011

150,000

75,000

Toward researching, documenting, preserving and presenting information about the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity through the City Folklife and Traditional Arts Program

2010

160,000

80,000

Toward researching, documenting, preserving and presenting information about the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity through the City Folklife and Traditional Arts Program

2011

80,000

0

2010

25,000

25,000

2010

900,000

500,000

Toward exhibitions and educational programs about the natural world

2010

200,000

100,000

Toward system-wide technological infrastructure upgrades to improve the production, management and delivery of information to visitors and staff

2011

308,000

308,000

2011

200,000

0

2011

15,000

5,000

Toward general operating support Czech Cultur al and Communit y Center

Houston, TX

Toward installing sprinklers, wiring and alarm systems in the Center’s third floor expansion The Foundation for Jones Hall

Houston, TX

Toward improving sound and lighting systems and electronic and computer controls Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston, TX

Toward exhibitions and outreach programs about the Holocaust and other genocides Houston Arts Alliance

Houston, TX

arts &

Houston Festival Foundation Inc .

culture

Houston, TX

Toward educating students about the Silk Roads through a teachers’ guide that supports the 2011 Houston International Festival Houston Museum of African American Culture

Houston, TX

Toward purchasing and renovating a facility for a museum that collects, conserves, studies, interprets and exhibits materials about African-Americans in Houston, Texas and the United States, and toward management and program development Houston Museum of Natur al Science

Houston, TX

Houston Zoo, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward fostering appreciation, knowledge and care of the natural world through exhibits featuring 6,000 animals, educational programs and conservation partnerships Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Te x as 22

Houston, TX

Toward the 27th annual ‘Dia de la Hispanidad,’ a concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre that highlights music and dance from Hispanic nations


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

200,000

0

2011

105,000

35,000

2011

100,000

50,000

2011

55,000

35,000

2011

10,000

10,000

2011

300,000

0

2010

19,914

9,914

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

90,000

30,000

John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

Houston, TX

Toward exhibits and educational programs that encourage the appreciation of the human body, health and science Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Incorpor ated

Houston, TX

Toward a daylong visit to Space Center Houston for low-income schoolchildren that includes interactive science, math and technology educational experiences and information about the U.S. space program Multicultur al Education and Counseling through the Arts

Houston, TX

Toward year-round after-school arts, social and cultural programs for at-risk inner-city youth Museum of Cultur al Arts Houston

Houston, TX

Toward a project manager to oversee the development of community-based public art projects Rubber Colon An Art Mob

Houston, TX

Toward ‘Go West I,’ a cultural exchange between French and Texan artists who share art through exhibitions and participate in cross-cultural dialogue Societ y for the Performing Arts

Houston, TX

Toward presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists and companies

Houston, TX

Talento Bilingüe de Houston

Toward presenting, preserving and promoting Latino arts and culture Te x as Folklife Resources

Austin, TX

Toward promoting, presenting and documenting Texas culture through exhibitions, performances, residencies, apprenticeships and educational programs in Houston

Total — Culture

$

3,017,914

2011 $

200,000 $

100,000

Toward the preservation and appreciation of Houston’s architectural, cultural and historical resources

2011

150,000

50,000

Toward upgrading the Museum of Houston’s Web site and developing interactive exhibits

2011

195,000

0

culture

Houston, TX

&

Toward exhibitions, classes and outreach programs at the Spring Branch ISD Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

arts

Spring Br anch Independent School Distric t

History Galveston Historical Foundation Inc .

Galveston, TX

Toward preserving and promoting the architectural, cultural and maritime history of Galveston Island through stewardship, preservation, interpretation, advocacy and community events Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Inc .

Houston, TX

23


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

50,000

50,000

2010

225,000

75,000

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

100,000

100,000

2011

150,000

75,000

2011

500,000

500,000

2010

90,000

90,000

2010

100,000

50,000

2011

400,000

400,000

2011

200,000

200,000

Gulf Coast Chap ter National Railway Historical Societ y, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward developing a volunteer-led organization to become a professionally managed institution that collects, restores and displays railroad cars, particularly those that relate to Texas history Heritage Societ y

Houston, TX

Toward preserving and presenting nine historic structures that date from 1832 to 1905 in Sam Houston Park, and toward restoring the foundation of the 1847 Kellum-Noble House, the only structure original to the park Museum of Printing History

Houston, TX

Toward preserving, exhibiting and demonstrating artifacts that show the importance of printing to the development of the civilized world and to the advancement of freedom and liberty Sam Houston State Univer sit y

Huntsville, TX

Toward restoring the campus’s 1852 Austin Hall, the oldest continuously used higher education facility in the U.S. west of the Mississippi San Jacinto Museum of History Association

La Porte, TX

Toward collecting and preserving materials and presenting educational programs and exhibitions about the early history and culture of Texas Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comp troller

Washington, DC

&

Toward publishing and promoting ‘Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism and the Common Good,’ a biography about Jesse Jones published by Texas A&M University Press

culture

arts

Toward designing and constructing exhibitions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture that depict key events in Texas history Te x as A&M Foundation

College Station, TX

Te x as State Historical Association

Denton, TX

Toward educational programs and services that promote Texas history Te x as State History Museum Foundation

Austin, TX

Toward a permanent gallery at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to display La Salle’s 17th-century ‘La Belle,’ the oldest recovered shipwreck in North America, and toward collaborative marketing efforts for seven museums that exhibit artifacts near the shipwreck’s site in Matagorda Bay Univer sit y of Houston Clear Lake

Houston, TX

Toward expanding archives to house and provide access to the Johnson Space Center History Collection

Total — History

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$

1,765,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Strategic Partnership Houston Arts Alliance

Houston, TX

Toward supporting and expanding programs that help small to midsize arts organizations grow and succeed

2011 $

520,000 $

290,000

Houston Museum Distric t Association

Houston, TX

Toward collaborative projects among 18 museums to promote and increase awareness of the institutions within the area

2010

20,000

10,000

2011

600,000

200,000

Toward building capacity and sustainability by assessing the capabilities, needs and training preferences of greater Houston’s small and midsize arts and cultural institutions, and toward designing an outcomes-based learning model

2011

76,500

76,500

Toward improving the finances, governance, planning and impact of greater Houston’s small and midsize arts and cultural institutions through a three-year intensive professional training and peer support program

2011

1,410,000

0

Toward enriching life for older Houstonians and recent immigrants by engaging them with local arts and culture organizations

2010

12,500

12,500

Toward enriching life for older Houstonians and recent immigrants by engaging them with local arts and culture organizations

2011

45,000

45,000

Independent Arts Coll abor ative

Houston, TX

Toward a detailed business plan, an architectural competition and consulting costs to develop a multi-use facility for small to midsize performing and visual arts organizations Mid-America Arts Alliance

Kansas City, MO

Partner s for Livable Communities Inc .

Washington, DC

25,000 $

25,000

Other American Association of Museums

Washington, DC

Toward the Association’s 105th annual meeting, a four-day conference in Houston for more than 5,000 museum professionals

2011 $

culture

634,000

&

$

arts

Total — Strategic Partnership

Association of Children’s Museums, Inc .

Arlington, VA

Toward the Association’s 24th annual meeting, a three-day conference in Houston for more than 1,000 children’s museum professionals

2011

5,000

5,000

2010

150,000

50,000

Houston Public Libr ary Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward supporting and improving Houston’s public libraries

Total — Other

$

80,000

total arts & culture

$

12,002,029 25


Improving opportunities for more students to attend and complete college 26

Houston Endowment donated $1 million to help Reasoning Mind prepare students for success in algebra through a Web-based mathematics curriculum that emphasizes conceptual understanding and computation skills.


Effective Leadership Governance

$

125,000

Public Education Leadership

1,913,000

Highly Qualified Teachers

1,096,600

Program Innovation Early Childhood Education

850,000

Middle School

725,000

College Preparation and Enrollment

1,330,000

College Success

6,375,200

Other

1,000,000

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program

5,152,000

Other

2,521,000

Total

$

21,087,800

27%

e du c at i o n

27


N AT I O N A L C E N T E R F O R H I G H E R E D U C AT I O N M A N AG E M E N T S Y S T E M S

education

Recent University of Houston graduates

“Of the 883,260 public school students who started 8th grade in 1996 through 1998, only 175,489, or 19.9 percent, obtained a college certificate or completed a degree program in Texas.

Houston Endowment

Even with a slight adjustment to account for college credentials earned outside Texas, the completion rate rises to only 21.9 percent. Among African American and Latino students the number drops to less than 13 percent…. We created this report to offer a simple but critically important ratio as the centerpiece within the broader public debate about student achievement in Texas. It is a robust, unambiguous success indicator, and improving it is essential for the future success of Texas.”

commissioned the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to determine how many of Texas’s eighth grade public school students obtain a college credential within six years of their high school graduation.

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“A New Measure of Educational Success in Texas” by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

College Success


N AT I O N A L C O U N C I L O N T E AC H E R Q UA L I T Y

Houston Endowment donated $171,600 to include Texas in the National Council on Teacher Quality’s in-depth study of university-based teacher preparation programs.

“Our previous study showed significant problems in university schools of education in Texas. A more comprehensive analysis will provide the evidence needed to build the necessary momentum for serious reform to take place, and will enable Texas to compare its education schools against all others in the country as we evaluate and rate 1,150 of the nation’s 1,400 education schools against a set of common standards. Our unique strategy for achieving reform is to use the pressure of the marketplace to force change. By rating schools, and redirecting where teacher candidates choose to get their training and where school districts choose to hire their new teachers, we anticipate that the best education schools will thrive.”

education

Highly qualified and well-trained teachers increase students’ success in the classroom and prepare them to attend and complete college

kate walsh President

Highly Qualified Teachers

29


HOUSTON A+ CHALLENGE

education

Houston A+ Challenge teams with principals and teachers to improve educational success for all students

“To help prepare more students for postsecondary success, six middle school campuses have been selected to take part in the Challenge Network—a two-year, $4.4 million pilot project sponsored by Houston A� Challenge. The Challenge Network

Houston Endowment

will help significantly improve student performance and teacher capacity in each school and will increase the number of students who are on track to be truly ready for postsecondary success. The Network will also enable teachers and school leaders to sustain gains beyond the two years of our assistance. If the results prove to be as promising as we anticipate, we aim to expand the Challenge Network to reach 45,000 children in 50 schools throughout the greater Houston area within six years. Getting more students to be on target for college readiness by the end of the eighth grade is the single most important step we can take to improve college success.”

donated $450,000 to support Houston A+ Challenge’s demonstration project to increase the academic achievement and ninth grade readiness of middle school students.

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Middle School

Scott a. Van Beck Executive Director


the uni v ersity of te x as at austin

Houston Endowment donated $11,136,000 to help the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success project increase college readiness in Houston area high school students and improve their success in college.

“This project is aimed at promoting a college-going culture, college readiness and success among Houston area students through partnerships with institutions in the upper Gulf Coast region. Clusters of community colleges and partner school districts will develop and execute experimental strategies that are believed to lead to superior results in the delivery of high quality college access services, seamless high school to college transition, and success in remedial and gateway courses at community colleges for students traditionally defined as underserved. Eight Houston area community colleges involved in ‘Achieving the Dream,’ which Houston Endowment has funded in the past, will be included in this three-year initiative.”

education

A successful Galveston College student

Byron mcclenney Project Director, Community College Leadership Program The University of Texas at Austin

College Success

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Effective Leadership – Governance Association of Governing Boards of Univer sities and Colleges

Washington, DC

Toward improving college and university governance in Texas through educational programs for regents, trustees, presidents, chancellors and senior administrators

2011 $

30,000 $

0

Center for Reform of School Systems Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward a four-day intensive induction program for new school board members, and toward follow-up programs for previously trained, sitting board members

2010

125,000

250,000

Total — Effective Leadership – Governance

$

125,000

36,000 $

0

Effective Leadership – Public Education Leadership Center for Effec tive Phil anthropy Inc .

Cambridge, MA

Toward improving student success by conducting a survey to gauge the attitudes and perceptions of Aldine ISD ninth through 12th grade students

2011 $

Education Pioneer s Inc .

Oakland, CA

Toward attracting talented graduate students to careers in public education through summer fellowships in Houston area public schools and education reform organizations

300,000

150,000

2011

50,000

50,000

2011

150,000

75,000

2010

50,000

25,000

Toward an annual three-day intensive training program for Texas public school superintendents

2011

95,000

95,000

Toward the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, a rigorous educational experience that trains public school principals to lead schools that prepare students to attend and graduate from college

2011

3,475,000

1,518,000

Institute for Produc tivit y in Education

Austin, TX

Toward developing policy recommendations and an independent agency that align resource allocations with desired outcomes in public schools Te x as Charter School s Association

Austin, TX

Toward improving charter schools through support services and by advocating for policies that promote equitable funding for facilities and operations

education

2010

Te x as Institute for Education Reform

Austin, TX

Toward research to sustain and advance standards-based reforms in Texas’s public schools William Mar sh Rice Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Total — Effective Leadership – Public Education Leadership

$

1,913,000

33


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Effective Leadership – Highly Qualified Teachers National Council on Teacher Qualit y

Washington, DC

Toward including Texas in an in-depth study of university-based teacher preparation programs

2011 $

171,600 $

171,600

2008

450,000

150,000

2008

2,800,000

525,000

2011

250,000

250,000

Teach for America Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward recruiting, training and placing outstanding teachers in Houston’s lowincome, inner-city schools, and toward strengthening programs that encourage area alumni to assume leadership positions in public schools Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward improving teacher preparation programs by sponsoring research and development activities at Texas universities through the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) YES Prep Public School s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward planning and piloting an expansion of the YES Prep Teaching Excellence Alternative Certification Program, and toward investigating the development of a new master’s degree program for public schoolteachers in greater Houston

Total — Effective Leadership – Highly Qualified Teachers

education

$

1,096,600

1,700,000 $

850,000

$

850,000

75,000 $

75,000

Program Innovation – Early Childhood Education Coll abor ative for Children

Houston, TX

Toward programs that help young children succeed in school and in life, and toward ‘College Bound-Beginning at Birth,’ a multi-year, neighborhood-based project to increase high school graduation rates and college attendance through programs that support families, caregivers and teachers and that provide children with access to health care

2010 $

Total — Program Innovation – Early Childhood Education

Program Innovation – Middle School Citizen School s Inc .

Boston, MA

Toward extended day learning programs in Houston’s high-need middle schools

2011 $

Houston A+ Challenge

Houston, TX

Toward a demonstration project to increase the academic achievement and ninth grade readiness of middle school students

2011

450,000

450,000

2011

200,000

200,000

William A . Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperit y

Houston, TX

Toward formulating a sustainable operating and growth program for a charter school that serves sixth through eighth grade boys

Total — Program Innovation – Middle School 34

$

725,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Program Innovation – College Preparation and Enrollment Houston Hispanic Forum

Houston, TX

Toward Career and Education Day, a free daylong event that provides students and parents with information about college admission, financial aid and career options

2010 $

15,000 $

15,000

Toward Career and Education Day, a free daylong event that provides students and parents with information about college admission, financial aid and career options

2011

45,000

15,000

2011

6,000,000

1,000,000

2011

300,000

200,000

2011

100,000

100,000

Houston Independent School Distric t Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward the Apollo 20 initiative to improve the district’s 20 lowest-performing schools Posse Foundation

New York, NY

Toward establishing an office in Houston to recruit, train and support area high school students for a college preparation and success program Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward ‘All Kids Alliance,’ an emerging coalition that produces data and models to improve public education and support student success from cradle to career

Total — Program Innovation – College Preparation and Enrollment

$

1,330,000

500,000 $

250,000

Program Innovation – College Success Chapel Hill, NC

Toward sustaining, managing and implementing institutional improvement initiatives that improve student success at greater Houston community colleges and four-year universities

2011 $

Te x as Southern Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward developing the Urban Academic Village, a pilot project to improve student engagement, retention and success

2010

2,740,000

2,050,000

2008

400,000

100,000

Toward infrastructure and support for ‘Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count,’ a unified approach to improving student success at seven community colleges and four universities in the greater Houston area

2007

550,000

85,200

Toward increasing college readiness in Houston area high school students and improving student success in community college remedial courses

2011

11,136,000

3,890,000

education

Achieving the Dream Inc .

Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward expanding ‘Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count,’ a unified approach to improving student success at seven community college systems and four universities in the greater Houston area The Univer sit y of Te x as at Austin

Austin, TX

Total — Program Innovation – College Success

$

6,375,200

35


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Program Innovation – Other Reasoning Mind Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward further development and testing of a Web-based system to improve mastery of pre-algebra mathematics

1,000,000 $

1,000,000

$

1,000,000

5,152,000 $

5,152,000

$

5,152,000

2010 $

1,500,000 $

1,500,000

2009

3,000,000

1,000,000

2010

42,000

21,000

2011 $

Total — Program Innovation – Other

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Schol ar s Progr am

Houston, TX

Toward college and university scholarships for graduating Harris County high school seniors

2011 $

Total — Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program

Other Houston Bap tist Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward upgrading the information technology system to accommodate current operations and future growth

education 36

Pr airie View A&M Univer sit y

Prairie View, TX

Toward establishing a doctoral nursing program, and toward a research center to study and develop virtual simulation technology for use in classrooms, hospitals and laboratories William Mar sh Rice Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward placing Leadership Rice students in summer internships at nonprofit organizations in the greater Houston area

Total — Other

$

2,521,000

Total Education

$

21,087,800


Houston Endowment established the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program in 1958, when it gave $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in high schools in the Houston Independent School District. The program later grew to include all Harris County school districts, and Jones Scholars are now eligible to receive up to $16,000 in scholarship funds toward a baccalaureate degree.

jesse h. and mary gibbs

J ONES s c h o l a r s p r o g r am Jones Scholars are nominated by each high school,

education

and a Rotary Club of Houston committee makes final selections based on academic achievement, economic need, leadership skills, community service and character. Although Houston Endowment furnishes the funds, it does not accept applications or select Jones Scholars. Seniors in all participating high schools in Harris County can apply at their school to become a Jones Scholar. Since the program’s inception, 10,503 area students have been named Jones Scholars. While universities in Texas have attracted the largest number, Jones Scholars have matriculated at approximately 350 schools throughout the nation, have pursued careers in fields of every endeavor and have enhanced life in the communities where they live.

In 2011, 322 graduates from high schools in the greater Houston area were selected as Jones Scholars. 38


Aldine Independent School District

Alief Hastings High School

Clear Springs High School

Aldine High School

Jennifer N. Dinh Tri Do Camylle R. Dooley Pamela M. Isaac Shahista H. Lakhani Alan Phung

Joseph P. Camarata III Meghan C. Cook Jeremy Z. Shi

Diamond C. Griffith Tram T. Le Michael Licea Ivonne Y. Soto George W. Carver High School

Ariel S. Johnson

Alief Kerr High School

Crosby Independent School District Crosby High School

Kenneth L. Chilton Jonathan C. Dunning-Odom

Lynda Chowdhury Cypress-Fairbanks

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School

Mohammad M. Chauhan Anh T. Le Joana J. Moreno Tommy H. Quach

Alief Taylor High School

Aala M. Al Hasan Alana M. G. Anderson Jamila M. Bell Angela M. Huynh Channelview Independent School District

Douglas MacArthur High School

Savan B. Bhakta David A. Hernandez, Jr. Elizabeth Pe単a

Cy-Fair High School

Andy Escobar Elizabeth N. Knipp Angela Liao Fiona R. Parro Anthony V. Tran

Channelview High School

Alejandro Alvarez Jacquelynn M. Gonzalez Christian M. Mata Damaris Palacios

Clear Creek Independent School District

Cypress Creek High School

Sufeena Chohan Sharon M. Hom Jean Armand G. Lim Roberta F. Warmuth

education

W. T. Hall Education Center

Alejandra Ortiz

Independent School District

Clear Brook High School Chester W. Nimitz High School

Belinda C. Alonso Monica A. Cordova Amber R. Martin Lizet V. Pantaleon Gustavo A. Villarreal Alief Independent School District

Erin M. Metts Navpreet K. Saini Taaj B. Sheikh Clear Creek High School

Meagan R. Benavides Carley M. Brabant Oliver J. Brown

Alief Elsik High School

Lara P. Lai Lina A. Martinez Angie Nguyen Lisa V. Nguyen Bushra F. Rahman

Clear Lake High School

Christopher C. Caroccio Michael C. Hoffmann Lauren J. Horelka John R. Jeevarajan Dennis C. Wang

Cypress Falls High School

Karoleen G. Abdelsayed Madison R. Haas Dumytru P. Horda Humale A. Khan Mina L. Zirlott Cypress Ranch High School

Sawyer L. Johnson Kira E. Tookes Cypress Ridge High School

Gina H. Duong Tyler E. Hern Crystal O. Nguyen Lan K. Truong 39


Cypress Springs High School

North Shore High School

Carnegie Vanguard High School

Daniel Gonzalez Estrada Jessica Lopez Kelly Luk Bounsawat

Kristina M. Cunning Merlin A. Jacob Alfredo Montes Mac X. Nghiem Ryan R. Perez Theresa W. Yee

Christina N. Fong

Cypress Woods High School

Arit R. Asuquo-Ating Garrett R. Garcia Bailu Qian Rafael T. Rodriguez

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District Goose Creek Memorial High School

Jersey Village High School

Hoang Anh T. Doan Andrew J. Neesley Adiam A. Tesfalul Neha M. Vaidya

Cesar E. Chavez High School

Ilda Arroyo Liliana Guevara Sylvia Guevara Jonathan A. McAdams Hoang D. Tran Contemporary Learning Center

Robert E. Lee High School

education

Jennifer L. Epperson Jose A. Garcia

Langham Creek High School

Cedric D. Brown Joshua D. Conner Jefferson Davis High School

Ziyad S. Dadabhoy Dylan J. Mu単oz Ibrahim Z. Noorbhai Jesal R. Shah

Ibrahimul Islam Jeffrey K. Mayfield Rachel E. Smith

Windfern High School

Houston Independent School District

DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Emily H. Pierson

Stephen F. Austin High School

Ali M. Farooqui Yuxin C. Liang

Deer Park Independent School District Deer Park High School

Lea M. Hernandez Jessie K. Jones Badi Misaqi Sydney E. Sexton Travis S. Walters Galena Park Independent School District Galena Park High School

Yvonne Barrientos Eva M. Diaz

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Courtney L. Spann Logan Z. Spurgeon

Challenge Early College High School

Noah B. Gregg

Ross S. Sterling High School

Mireya G. Alvarado Rogelio Garza Karla J. Taylor Maria I. Vergara-Ramirez Eloisa Zendejo

Ana C. Castro Yvette Y. Cortez Yuridia Gonzalez Ryekeisha E. Swafford

East Early College High School

Carlos Briones Jr. E. L. Furr High School

Bellaire High School

Seo Y. Ahn Doreen Berko Walter Chang Wen Fang Jiasen Wang Clint Wu Ruoxi Yu

Sheila E. Melo Brionn R. Warner High School for Law Enforcement

Lucia E. Cerritos


High School for the

James Madison High School

S. P. Waltrip High School

performing & visual arts

Luis A. Castelan Jasmine K. Hawkins Jasmine N. Whitaker Jacelyn O. Wilson Ty S. Wilson

Ashley B. Gloster Jorge L. Otero Zuleica A. Uribe Yovana J. Velazquez

Charles H. Milby High School

Ashley R. Khan James M. Salone

Hsiao-Chen Lin Taylor E. Rawley Sam Houston High School

Julio C. Canas Mayra A. Curiel Coral L. Hernandez Carlos E. Leija Jose G. Mendiola Jesse H. Jones High School

Booker T. Washington High School

Danny Cervantes Leslie A. Espinoza Jonathan Martinez Javier Sanchez Daniel Sarmiento

Jessica A. Chavez Reach Charter High School

Marlen Vences

Beatriz Barba Asia S. Howard Christian E. Rodriguez

John H. Reagan High School

Kashmere High School

Marie L. Bolden

Westside High School

Justin E. Murcia Joann Ortiz Irving E. Reyna David Silva

Amber S. Bean Kelcey E. McClatchie Julia M. Rocke Drew O. Scott Angelica B. Thompson Kathryn L. Thompson Elias J. Ventura

Mirabeau B. Lamar High School

G. C. Scarborough High School

Katheryne N. Angel Niru E. Anya Kieran J. Copley Kirby T. Cornelius Marcus J. Mitchell Viet Quoc C. Pham Michael M. Tekie Claudia C. Willis

Divyaben J. Bhakta Jessica M. Martinez

Phillis Wheatley High School

Sharpstown High School

Uriel Milian Lameika S. Walker

Robert E. Lee High School

Bilal A. Baradia Jennifer A. Gil Melvin D. Rodriguez

Jaron D. Barnes Yosely E. Ruiz

Evan E. Worthing High School

Ross S. Sterling High School

Adrian J. Curry Cot’ey D. Roberson

Alisa J. Semiens Michael G. Valentin Samuel White

education

Barbara Jordan High School for Careers

Westbury High School

Julianah S. Ajose Betsy E. Arias Christopher E. Brown Averie J. Davis

Jack Yates High School

Janelle N. Calhoun Matthew L. Ealy Christopher J. Flix

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Huffman Independent School District

Mayde Creek High School

Klein Forest High School

Willie J. Hargrave High School

Yeon-Whan Choe Steven A. Vo James J. Yang

Sarah Khan Mikkel C. Kim Kevin K. Le Samantha S. Neal Thu-Ha T. Nguyen

Kyle L. Dixon Humble Independent School District Atascocita High School

Morton Ranch High School

Melina A. Garcia Kristie M. Garza D’Andre J. Lacy Laura K. Sloan Roger Vasquez Jr.

Maria F. Gonzalez Caitlin L. Howell Monique Y. Moreno Kassandra M. Teruel

Humble High School

John V. Agnew Alysha K. Chamadia John D. Cheng Naman J. Modi Ernest Trinh

Seven Lakes High School

Ayesha Mahmood Jennifer E. Montgomery Elizabeth J. Spears

education

Kingwood High School

Katy M. Montoya Emily A. Sewell Sara J. Walton Mark R. Yeatman Kingwood Park High School

Christina L. Watson David R. Zinsitz Katy Independent School District Cinco Ranch High School

Yee Na Choi Adaku A. Onuigbo Kristine N. Sebastian Elie Wu Katy High School

Alexandra P. Gil Carly M. Kubacak Shelby L. Mata

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James E. Taylor High School

Sharjeel K. Aziz Ian L. Johnecheck Alexandra X. Ngo Will S. Rushing Linder

Klein Oak High School

Maria M. Beltran Ilse Calderon Diana T. Nguyen Sarah B. Price Ryan Sawadichai La Porte Independent School District La Porte High School

Jamarcus T. Erskin Khadijah A. Erskine Elizabeth C. Shapiro North Forest Independent School District North Forest High School

Jae L. Ridley Kwanisha R. West

Klein Independent School District Klein High School

Krystyn A. Bradley Aimee S. Cho Mariam Junaid Douglas Y. Wang

Pasadena Independent School District J. Frank Dobie High School

Caitlin E. Caughlin Jimmy Ly Malaz O. Mohamad Uyen L. Tran

Klein Collins High School

Eric S. Brighton Hannelle J. Fares Sergio E. Gonzalez Jr. Sara Altaf Lalani Bao-Quyen H. Nguyen

Pasadena High School

Sarah R. Bermudez Ernesto A. Ramirez Veronica Sarabia


Pasadena Memorial High School

Carl Wunsche High School

Josselyne M. Chano Carlos I. Ruiz Andrea Salazar Heather M. Woitena

Cheldon R. Banks Luis E. Gaitรกn Taji N. Henley Spring Branch Independent School District

Sam Rayburn High School

Memorial High School

Veronica E. Amezquita Stephan N. Little Kristell Y. Muniz

Miki Calderon Adriana L. Yauw Kathrine L. Yauw

South Houston High School

Northbrook High School

Stephanie G. Guei Michael O. Ijeh Cierra M. Ramirez

Becky E. Chan Erica Perez Travis V. Pham Spring Woods High School

C. E. King High School

Tracy G. Garcia Vivian K. Perez Silverio Ramirez

Deleon J. Reescano Troy D. Williams Spring Independent School District

Stratford High School

Andy Dekaney High School

Luke Cho Linda Trujano Savannah K. Williams

Oluwamayowa O. Akindele Daleesa W. Alfred Vylace Q. Collins Jaferaly G. Hooda

education

Sheldon Independent School District

Westchester Academy

Juan A. Avalos Jr. Spring High School

Rami G. Ghanayem Shelley Hernandez Jamie L. Pace Jordan L. Pace Westfield High School

Tomball Independent School District Tomball High School

Daniela N. Edmeier Jared H. Frederick Jordan N. Murphey Aaron O. Obidigbo

Brittany T. Jenkins Theresa T. Pham Trent M. Williams

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cultivating a livable community with a healthy, sustainable environment 44

Houston Endowment donated $300,000 to help the Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges conduct the appraisals, surveys and title work required to acquire up to 16,730 acres of additional Columbia bottomlands for the Texas Mid-Coast Refuge Complex.


Parks

$

3,585,000

Air Quality

1,045,000

Water Quality

1,065,000

Energy Efficiency and Resource Usage

395,000

Natural Environment

1,980,000

Built Environment and Urban Development

2,527,500

Domestic Animals

235,000

Total

$

10,832,500

14%

environment

45


BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP

environment

A portion of the Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou

Houston Endowment donated $3,000,000 to help transform the 160-acre Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou into a signature green space and recreational area.

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Parks

“A strong public-private partnership has been formed to transform the Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou into one of Houston’s premier and most iconic green spaces. While lush and green at first glance, the 160-acre park is filled with invasive species, overgrown vegetation and non-native trees. The Buffalo Bayou Park Project will repair bank erosion, restore the natural and self-sustaining aspects of the bayou, reintroduce native park landscape and add amenities to enhance enjoyment and safety for park visitors, including lights, benches, trails and bike racks. The site is destined to become Houston’s ‘Central Park.’” anne olson President


E N V I R O N M E N TA L D E F E N S E F U N D

Houston Endowment donated $600,000 to support Environmental Defense Fund’s “Clean Air for Houston” initiative to reduce pollution from the Houston Ship Channel, in hot spot neighborhoods and from area school buses.

“Reducing pollution at the Port of Houston provides direct public health and environmental benefits to the six million people living in greater Houston, especially since air pollution does not remain localized at the port, but disperses through the region. We have also helped reduce pollution inside approximately 1,800 school buses by encouraging the installation of retrofits and the use of cleaner fuels. We estimate that these buses are improving the ride to school for 100,000 schoolchildren. Our multilateral approach through the ‘Clean Air for Houston’ program will continue to establish clean air initiatives at the port, to target ozone and toxics in neighborhoods and to promote state funding for cleaner, more efficient school buses with the overall goal of reducing the levels of health-threatening diesel and air emissions in Houston.”

environment

School buses retrofitted with particulate emission reduction equipment improve schoolchildren’s health and local air quality

jim marston National and Texas Energy Director

Air Quality

47


P U B L I C C I T I Z E N F O U N DAT I O N, I N C.

environment

Public Citizen’s coalition in the Texas capitol rotunda

Houston Endowment donated $125,000 to help Public Citizen provide independent and consumer-focused information to state agencies and stakeholders through the post-Sunset Review rulemaking process and ensure that rules are aligned with statutory intent.

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“During the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Sunset Review process, where a state agency’s policies and programs are reviewed, a coalition coordinated by Public Citizen presented pragmatic recommendations to help improve TCEQ’s mission to preserve the environment and protect human health. Once the review process was complete and legislation was passed to continue the agency, our coalition submitted issue papers, conducted public information campaigns, met with editorial boards and coordinated town hall meetings to create a groundswell of public participation that would ensure our state environmental and energy regulatory agencies protect the health of all Texans and the environmental quality of our state. As a result, penalties will be higher and enforcement of environmental rules will be more swift and sure.”

Air Quality

tom “smitty” smith Texas Director


G R E AT E R E A S T E N D M A N AG E M E N T D I S T R I C T

Houston Endowment donated $265,500 to help the Greater East End Management District plan and implement public space improvements in the East End through the “Urban Village Initiative.”

“The Livable Centers Plan is a community-developed, multiyear effort to transform the East End into a neighborhood where people can live, work and play without depending on cars. The community is keenly aware that change is coming because of its proximity to downtown, the Minute Maid stadium, the new Dynamo stadium and the East End light rail line. The revitalization of public spaces will begin with the ‘Urban Village Initiative,’ a pilot project along Navigation Boulevard and surrounding neighborhoods that will feature street markets, streetcars, museums, bikeways and trails. A redeveloped, mixed-use East End will be connected, accessible and pedestrian friendly for the 100,000 people who live here.”

environment

Part of the Greater East End Management District’s improvements along Harrisburg Boulevard

diane schenke President

Built Environment and Urban Development

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Parks Buffalo Bayou Partner ship

Houston, TX

Toward transforming the 160-acre Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou into a signature green space and recreational area

2011 $

3,000,000 $

1,000,000

Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition

Houston, TX

Toward improving parks, trails, water quality and flood mitigation in the Greens Bayou watershed

2011

100,000

0

2011

7,500,000

2,500,000

2011

255,000

85,000

Houston Parks Board

Houston, TX

Toward developing portions of Sims and White Oak bayous as part of a plan to add 4,900 acres of parkland to Houston, connect 77 existing parks, provide 300 miles of off-street trails and build stormwater detention systems adjacent to Harris County’s major bayous SPARK

Houston, TX Toward constructing community parks on Houston’s public school campuses

Total — Parks

$

3,585,000

2010 $

300,000 $

150,000

2011

442,000

180,000

2010

600,000

300,000

2010

225,000

100,000

2011

125,000

125,000

2011

380,000

190,000

Air Quality Air Alliance Houston

Toward reducing air pollution and protecting public health through community outreach, education and advocacy American Lung Association of the Pl ains -Gulf Region Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward developing a real-time, Web-based air quality map that informs residents about ozone hot spots Environmental Defense Fund Incorpor ated

Austin, TX

Toward ‘Clean Air for Houston,’ an initiative to reduce pollution from the Houston Ship Channel, in hot spot neighborhoods and from area school buses

environment

Houston, TX

Environmental Integrit y Projec t

Washington, DC

Toward efforts to reduce air pollution from Houston area petrochemical plants Public Citizen Foundation, Inc .

Austin, TX

Toward a coalition that provides independent and consumer-focused information to state agency stakeholders throughout the post-Sunset Review rulemaking process and ensures that rules are aligned with statutory intent William Mar sh Rice Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward identifying the link between the occurrence of certain air quality conditions and cardiac arrests and asthma attacks so emergency medical service responders can be appropriately deployed

Total — Air Quality

$

1,045,000 51


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Water Quality Bayou Land Conservancy

Houston, TX

Toward permanently protecting land through conservation easements, particularly river and bayou corridors that feed into the Lake Houston watershed, and toward No Child Left Inside, an educational program for middle and high school science students

2010 $

200,000 $

100,000

Bayou Preservation Association Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward a water quality program director

2011

25,000

0

Toward protecting and improving local waterways through advocacy, education and restoration

2011

150,000

75,000

2011

300,000

300,000

Toward a development director to expand visibility and support for the organization

2011

120,000

80,000

Toward preserving, protecting and enhancing the bay through advocacy, conservation, education and research

2011

200,000

100,000

2011

700,000

350,000

2011

90,000

60,000

Ducks Unlimited Inc .

Memphis, TN

Toward restoring shoreline and marshes in the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Galveston Bay Foundation

Webster, TX

National Wildlife Feder ation

Austin, TX

environment

Toward implementing new state policies that protect Texas rivers, bays and estuaries by promoting environmental flow protection, groundwater management and water conservation in and around Harris County Te x as AgriLife E x tension Service, Te x as A&M Univer sit y System

College Station, TX

Toward conserving water and creating wildlife habitat in Houston by promoting sustainable residential, commercial and community landscapes through the WaterSmart program

Total — Water Quality

$

1,065,000

100,000 $

100,000

Energy Efficiency and Resource Usage Houston Advanced Research Center

The Woodlands, TX

Toward texasclimatenews.org, a Web-based magazine about regional climate, energy and sustainability issues

2011 $

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainabilit y USA Inc .

Boston, MA

Toward assisting a network of greater Houston local and regional governments to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to land use, building codes, infrastructure, service delivery and management of schools, parks and recreation facilities

2011

75,000

75,000

2010

400,000

200,000

Univer sit y of Houston

Houston, TX

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Toward the Green Building Components Initiative, a program to design, develop and commercialize sustainable, renewable building components and systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

20,000

20,000

US Green Building Council Greater Houston Area Chap ter

Houston, TX

Toward expanding the organization’s capacity to provide information about sustainable building and development practices

Total — Energy Efficiency and Resource Usage

$

395,000

2011 $

250,000 $

250,000

2011

300,000

300,000

2010

150,000

75,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2011

200,000

100,000

2010

400,000

200,000

2011

150,000

75,000

2010

500,000

500,000

2011

120,000

50,000

2011

65,000

65,000

Natural Environment The Conservation Fund A Nonprofit Corpor ation

Arlington, VA

Toward developing a scientific and community-informed land use and conservation plan for greater Houston and implementing strategies that leverage resources to accommodate growth and ensure environmental sustainability Friends of Br a zoria Wildlife Refuges

Lake Jackson, TX

Toward appraisals, surveys and title work required to acquire up to 16,730 acres of additional Columbia bottomlands for the Texas Mid-Coast Refuge Complex Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Inc .

Lake Jackson, TX

Toward protecting birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston, TX

Houston Audubon Societ y

Houston, TX

Toward acquiring and restoring habitat, operating sanctuaries and advocating for policies that benefit wildlife and conservation Houston Wilderness Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward the ‘Partners in Conservation Initiative,’ a project to secure state and federal funds to support public-private conservation partnerships in greater Houston National Audubon Societ y Inc .

environment

Toward protecting and enhancing the 155-acre urban nature sanctuary and educating people about the environment

Austin, TX

Toward conserving and protecting bird and barrier island habitat along the Gulf Coast in Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers counties The Nature Conservancy of Te x as

San Antonio, TX

Toward purchasing the Nash Prairie in Brazoria County, the last known pristine remnant of the region’s coastal prairie ecosystem, and toward establishing the property as a reserve The Nature Discovery Center Inc .

Bellaire, TX

Toward hiring a park steward and implementing a plan that improves and maintains the grounds as a living classroom for visitors Student Conservation Association, Inc .

Charlestown, NH

Toward providing low-income, at-risk youth and young adults in Houston with opportunities to work with area organizations on local conservation projects

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

50,000

25,000

2011

200,000

100,000

2011

200,000

100,000

2011

80,000

40,000

Te x as Land Conservancy

Austin, TX

Toward a land stewardship director to conduct outreach, evaluate projects and monitor and manage protected properties in greater Houston Trees for Houston

Houston, TX

Toward obtaining, planting and maintaining trees in greater Houston’s public spaces The Trust for Public Land

Houston, TX

Toward structuring, negotiating and completing real estate transactions that create parks, greenways and protected natural areas for permanent protection and public access Turtle Isl and Restor ation Net work

Houston, TX

Toward conservation programs along the upper Texas Gulf Coast to protect the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and other turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Total — Natural Environment

$

1,980,000

15,000 $

15,000

Built Environment and Urban Development Citizens for Blueprint Houston

Houston, TX

environment

Toward studying the activities, achievements and best practices of local management districts

2011 $

Greater East End Management Distric t

Houston, TX

Toward planning and implementing public space improvements in the East End through the ‘Urban Village Initiative’

2011

265,500

142,500

2011

1,250,000

750,000

2011

160,000

160,000

Toward generating and distributing information about, and analysis of, regional urban planning, land use, transportation and sustainability efforts

2010

200,000

100,000

Toward expanding the organization’s scope, reach and influence and improving its ability to generate and distribute information about, and analysis of, regional urban planning, land use, transportation and sustainability efforts

2010

200,000

100,000

Harris Count y Healthcare Alliance

Houston, TX

Toward the Harris County Obesity Collaborative, a collaboration among health, education, policymaking, business and parks organizations to assess the influences of the built environment, food access and public infrastructure on obesity and to mobilize policy actions to combat it (Another portion of this grant is in Health under Prevention.) Houston Advanced Research Center

The Woodlands, TX

Toward a collaboration among Yates High School students and University of Houston faculty to document Third Ward environmental, economic and demographic trends and to develop and present recommendations for improvements Houston Tomorrow

Houston, TX

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

75,000

75,000

2011

100,000

0

2011

170,000

85,000

2011

3,200,000

1,100,000

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC

Toward a two-day workshop in Houston to help local public, private, nonprofit and academic stakeholders identify and implement strategies and resources that support sustainable urban development Scenic Te x as Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward promoting sign control, billboard reduction, freeway landscaping, scenic byway development and enhanced design standards for streetscapes and public projects through research, education and advocacy Urban Harvest Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward creating and sustaining community and school gardens and farmers markets, providing free and low-cost classes and advocating for policies and practices that increase access to nutritious food William Mar sh Rice Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary team that determines and implements strategies that minimize the social, environmental and economic impact of rainfall, flooding and surges during severe storms

Total — Built Environment and Urban Development

2,527,500

50,000 $

25,000

Domestic Animals Citizens for Animal Protec tion Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward shelter, adoption and care for neglected, abused and homeless animals, and toward educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership

2011 $

Toward a new facility that will expand capacity to shelter and place neglected, abused and homeless animals in west Houston

2011

100,000

100,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2011

255,000

85,000

Houston Humane Societ y

Houston, TX

Toward operating a full-service animal adoption and care facility and eliminating animal cruelty and overpopulation

environment

$

Spay-Neuter Assistance Progr am Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward a mobile clinic that provides free spay-neuter and immunization services to dogs and cats from low-income families

Total — Domestic Animals

$

235,000

Total Environment

$

10,832,500

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Houston Endowment donated $500,000 to help South Central Houston Action Council expand access to services by renovating Central Care Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that provides preventive and primary medical, dental and behavioral health care for underserved people.


Prevention

$

1,972,000

Child and Adolescent Health

30,000

Primary Care

2,698,000

Organizational Effectiveness

5,975,000

Other

2,025,000

Total

$

12,700,000

17%

h e a lt h

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FORT BEND FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

health

A client filling a prescription at Fort Bend Family Health Center

Houston Endowment donated $200,000 to help renovate the facility that houses health care services for low-income and underinsured people in Fort Bend and Waller counties.

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“In the absence of a full service county health department or other public health program, Fort Bend Family Health Center (FBFHC) has become the health home for the underinsured and working poor in Fort Bend and Waller counties. Without FBFHC, most individuals would seek medical care at emergency rooms, which prevents the development of a patient-provider relationship, contributes to fragmented medical care and overburdens emergency rooms. We provide affordable primary care, dental and behavioral health services, laboratory tests and a pharmacy for registered patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Our renovated facility will increase access to care, improve staff efficiency and give our clinic a more welcoming and professional appearance for the 23,000 people we serve each year.�

Primary Care

Carol Edwards Chief Executive Officer


HARRIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE

Houston Endowment donated $2,500,000 to help establish the Harris County Obesity Collaborative among health, education, policymaking, business and parks organizations to assess the influences of the built environment, food access and public infrastructure on obesity and to mobilize policy actions to combat it. One-half of this grant is funded and listed under the Environment program area.

“Childhood obesity is associated with increased risk of chronic disease, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, thereby increasing the cost of care for this population over a lifetime. Around 34 percent of children in Harris

health

Changing eating habits and increasing the availability of nutritious food will help prevent and reduce childhood obesity

County are overweight, and scientific evidence indicates that obesity can be prevented if individuals maintain healthy diets and engage in regular physical activity. In order to reduce and prevent childhood obesity, policies, systems and opportunities must change so that it is easier for individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles. A broad community collaborative, including institutions from various sectors and members of the public, has gathered to share information, identify issues that can be addressed through policy, prioritize strategies across sectors and develop an action plan for sustainable implementation.�

Prevention

OLIVIA M. DEAR Interim Executive Director

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MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER INC.

health

A prayer flag made by a member of HATCH, a safe and affirming Montrose Counseling Center social program for adolescents ages 13 to 20

Houston Endowment donated $50,000 to help Montrose Counseling Center provide counseling and prevention services for gay, lesbian and transgendered individuals and their families.

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“While many sexual minorities are more comfortably out of the closet today, discrimination, ostracism and even violence against gay, lesbian and transgendered people persist at multiple levels. Fear of discrimination remains a significant barrier to seeking services where a solid therapeutic relationship is essential. So does income: Many of our clients are uninsured and/or low income and pay reduced or no fees. Most of our chemically dependent and HIV-positive clients earn less than $15,000 a year and represent about one-third of our client base. In 2011, Montrose Counseling Center provided 2,100 clients with a continuum of care that combined traditional psychotherapy, outreach, education, peer support, advocacy and case management to improve their lives and to achieve the best behavioral health outcome possible for them.�

Primary Care

ann J. robinson, PH.D. Executive Director


the M E T H O D I S T H O S P I T A L F O U N D A T I O N

Houston Endowment donated $1,230,000 to help improve patient safety and quality of care by providing continuing medical education to surgeons, allied

“The current pace of change in medical knowledge and technical development is unprecedented. Among our most prestigious initiatives, the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) is a high-tech, state-of-the-art medical education program that helps practicing health care providers acquire new procedural skills and integrate new technologies into their practices. MITIE improves patient safety through education and research on skills acquisition and technological development.�

health

Health care providers participate in a surgical simulation at MITIE

Marc l. Boom, M.D. President and Chief Executive Officer, The Methodist Hospital System

health professionals and nurses.

Organizational Effectiveness

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

Prevention A Caring Safe Pl ace Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward social services and housing programs for homeless and chemically dependent HIV-positive men and women in the Fifth Ward

2010 $

130,000 $

65,000

2011

100,000

100,000

2011

130,000

65,000

2011

130,000

65,000

2011

150,000

50,000

2011

1,250,000

750,000

Toward salary support for a development director to help build the organization’s ability to increase immunization rates and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases in Houston and Texas

2010

100,000

60,000

Toward increasing immunization rates and eradicating vaccine-preventable diseases in Houston and Texas by expanding a registry, developing and coordinating educational programs and advocating for improved policies and practices

2010

200,000

100,000

2011

75,000

75,000

2011

35,000

0

AIDS Foundation Houston Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward services for people with HIV/AIDS and prevention programs for the community AIDS Research Consortium of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward providing research and treatment information to people with HIV/AIDS and linking them with medical and social services Fundacion Latino Americana Contr a El Sida Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward reducing disease and crime through ‘Hablemos En Confianza,’ a program to strengthen parenting skills, increase knowledge about health issues and improve communication among families within the Hispanic community in the Gulfton area Harmony House Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward preventing the spread of tuberculosis within the homeless community Harris Count y Healthcare Alliance

Houston, TX

health

Toward the Harris County Obesity Collaborative, a collaboration among health, education, policymaking, business and parks organizations to assess the influences of the built environment, food access and public infrastructure on obesity and to mobilize policy actions to combat it (Another portion of this grant is in Environment under Built Environment and Urban Development.) Houston-Harris Count y Immuniz ation Registry Inc .

Houston, TX

Mental Health America of Greater Houston Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward improving and increasing the care and treatment of people with mental illness through educational services and advocacy National Societ y to Prevent Blindness

Houston, TX

Toward vision screenings, eye exam referrals and vouchers for glasses for children ages six months to 18 years, and toward educational programs for students, parents and educators

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2009

914,000

457,000

2009

741,000

185,000

The Univer sit y of Te x as M. D. Ander son Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Toward evaluating the efficacy of a culturally tailored intervention program to reduce obesity and the incidence of cancer in the African-American community Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Houston Area

Houston, TX

Toward a family-oriented weight management intervention program for overweight and obese children

Total — Prevention

$

1,972,000

2010 $

40,000 $

15,000

2010

45,000

15,000

Child and Adolescent Health Bo’s Pl ace

Houston, TX Toward support for children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling Childhood Cancer Family Alliance Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward emotional, educational and financial support for parents and families who have children with cancer

Total — Child and Adolescent Health

health

$

30,000

20,000 $

10,000

Primary Care Albert Schweit zer Fellowship Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward fellowships to help medical and health care students develop skills to work with underserved populations

2010 $

Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area

Houston, TX

Toward primary health care services for low-income and underinsured families at the Hope Clinic in southwest Houston

2010

125,000

125,000

2011

250,000

0

2011

175,000

125,000

2010

112,000

50,000

2010

300,000

150,000

Bering Omega Communit y Services

Houston, TX

Toward dental care, adult daycare, financial assistance and residential and in-home hospice services to people affected by HIV/AIDS Christus Foundation for Healthcare

Houston, TX

Toward expanding mobile clinic services that provide a full range of pediatric and adult health screenings for low-income and uninsured people Depression and Bipol ar Support Alliance DBSA Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward free support groups for people with depression and bipolar disorder, and toward a study to develop strategies to decrease group dropout rates El Centro de Cor a zon

Houston, TX

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year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

25,000

25,000

2010

200,000

200,000

2010

300,000

150,000

2010

400,000

200,000

2010

300,000

150,000

2011

35,000

25,000

2011

120,000

60,000

2010

500,000

500,000

Toward expanding primary health care services for low-income and underinsured people in the Gulfton area, and toward Grand Aides, a program to recruit and train neighborhood grandparents to link community members with health care services

2009

450,000

78,000

Toward primary health care services for low-income and underinsured people

2010

150,000

150,000

2011

50,000

50,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2010

200,000

100,000

Grantee + Purpose Epiphany Communit y Health Outreach Services

Houston, TX

Toward facilitating access to health care and social services for the uninsured, underinsured and indigent residents of southwest Houston Fort Bend Family Health Center , Inc .

Richmond, TX

Toward renovating facilities that house health care services for low-income and underinsured people in Fort Bend and Waller counties Fourth Ward Clinic

Houston, TX

Toward primary health care services for low-income and underinsured people in central and north Houston Healthcare for the Homeless -Houston

Houston, TX

Toward primary health care, case management and social services for the homeless Houston Communit y Health Center s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward primary health care services for low-income and underinsured people at Denver Harbor Clinic and in north Houston Houston E ye Associates Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward eye care services and surgery for low-income patients Houston Hospice

Houston, TX

Toward end-of-life care for terminally ill patients

Houston, TX

Toward medical, dental and office equipment for a new community clinic to serve low-income and underinsured people in southwest Houston Legacy Communit y Health Services Inc .

health

Ibn Sina Foundation Inc .

Houston, TX

Montrose Counseling Center , Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward counseling and prevention services for gay, lesbian and transgendered individuals and their families Pl anned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward family planning services, reproductive health care and educational outreach San Jose Clinic

Houston, TX

Toward primary health care services for extremely low-income and uninsured people

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

500,000

350,000

2011

150,000

0

2011

100,000

100,000

South Centr al Houston Ac tion Council Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward expanding access to services by renovating a federally qualified health center that provides preventive and primary medical, dental and behavioral health care for low-income and underserved families South Count y Communit y Clinic

Oak Ridge North, TX

Toward primary medical, dental and mental health care for low-income, uninsured people in Montgomery County and north Harris County Spring Br anch Communit y Health Center

Houston, TX

Toward comprehensive health care services for low-income and underserved families in the Spring Branch area

Total — Primary Care

$

2,698,000

6,000,000 $

2,000,000

Organizational Effectiveness Harris Count y Healthcare Alliance

Houston, TX

Toward creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated system that meets the needs of uninsured and underserved people through an alliance of public and private health care providers

2009 $

Krist Samaritan Center for Counseling and Education

health

Houston, TX

Toward fee-based psychological testing services to support counseling and mental health services for those in need

2011

50,000

50,000

2011

3,000,000

3,000,000

2011

1,230,000

615,000

2010

100,000

50,000

Toward analyzing and redeveloping business strategies to improve organizational sustainability

2010

60,000

60,000

Toward breast health services and treatment for all women regardless of ability to pay

2010

200,000

200,000

Memorial Hermann Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward renovations at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) to accommodate increased demand for services and research Methodist Hospital Foundation

houston, tx

Toward improving patient safety and quality of care by providing continuing medical education to surgeons, allied health professionals and nurses Net work of Behavior al Health Provider s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward increasing the number of students entering clinical behavioral health fields The Rose

Houston, TX

Total — Organizational Effectiveness

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$

5,975,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Other Be the Match Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

Toward laboratory processing fees to support the increase in bone marrow donors in greater Houston

2010 $

25,000 $

25,000

Te x as Heart Institute

Houston, TX

Toward hiring research scientists to continue and accelerate adult stem cell research and treatment

2010

2,000,000

4,000,000

Total — Other

$

2,025,000

Total Health

$

12,700,000

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leading people toward independent and fulfilling lives 68

Houston Endowment donated $100,000 to help Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston lead young girls toward successful, independent and fulfilling lives.


Basic Needs

$

7,645,000

Vulnerable Populations

1,324,000

Safe Families

2,165,000

Children and Youth

3,426,000

Economic Development

2,559,000

Strong Communities

2,799,679

Other

465,000

Total

$

20,383,679

26%

huma n s e r v i c e s

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HOUSTON COMPASS INC.

human services

Cynthia Brannon hands a client a bus pass to help with his job search

Houston Endowment

“Simply put, we are trying to help clients move away from homelessness and toward employment and independence. We have also prevented others from becoming homeless. We serve roughly 2,000 individuals each year, and we are one of the few agencies in downtown Houston that provide regular transportation assistance to the needy, which is critical to everything our clients are trying to accomplish. With insightful, appropriate referrals, as well as critical direct assistance, an individual’s chance of avoiding or exiting homelessness is improved.”

donated $25,000 to help Houston Compass’s homeless clients become employed and independent.

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Basic Needs

CYNTHIA BRANNOn Executive Director


interfaith carepartners , inc .

Houston Endowment donated $175,000 to help provide volunteer services that allow frail and elderly people to stay independent and at home, and for salary support during Interfaith CarePartners’ leadership transition.

“More than three-quarters of adults in need of care depend on family and friends because of the high cost of hiring help. The need to assist those with chronic illness, physical impairment or memory loss continues to increase as the population ages and as medical advances save and prolong lives. Interfaith CarePartners helps 117 local congregations build and maintain the infrastructure required to field around 2,300 volunteers who assist impaired people in their homes. We also provide emotional support and time off for family members who are caregivers, enabling them to care for loved ones farther into the future. By providing support, practical assistance and companionship, we enable more people to enjoy life in their homes.”

human serivces

Interfaith CarePartners’ Second Family Care Team’s assistance makes life easier for those impaired who live at home and for their caregivers

Earl E. Shelp, PH.D. President

Vulnerable Populations

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HARRIS COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE C O O R D I N AT I N G C O U N C I L

human services

Pasadena police officers respond to an incident of family violence

Houston Endowment donated $395,000 to help the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council lead the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to address domestic violence in Harris County and conduct a community-wide audit of the services, opportunities

“More than 250,000 people are victims of domestic violence in Harris County each year. Even though more than 40 law enforcement agencies and hundreds of service providers, including six major shelters, are able to respond, victims often encounter barriers in the criminal justice, law enforcement and social service systems. Establishing formal collaborations and working agreements between them will increase safety for victims and hold perpetrators accountable. The systematic development of formal systems will close gaps, reduce and eliminate barriers to service, provide seamless delivery of services and proactively prevent future incidents of domestic violence. A coordinated and sustainable plan to prevent domestic violence in Harris County can be a template for the nation.�

and challenges involved in combating domestic violence.

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Safe Families

BARBIE BRASHER Executive Director


genesys works

Houston Endowment donated $1,200,000 to help expand the Genesys Works program that provides underserved Houston area high school students with training, certification and employment in technical services.

“Economically disadvantaged young people graduating from high schools in low-income neighborhoods are not prepared to enter the workforce and pursue a meaningful career. Through job proficiency and business skills training, and internships with major Houston corporations, Genesys Works changes the trajectory of life for low-income students—from a lifetime of minimum wage, dead-end jobs to one of professional growth and financial independence. High school students who are exposed to a new world of possibilities realize they can succeed as professionals and recognize that a college education is the best path to a better life. Over 95 percent of our program graduates go to college and inspire others in underserved schools and communities to believe that attending college and pursuing a professional career are the logical steps after high school. Our goals are to engage 1,000 students each year by 2015, help reverse a devastating decline in workforce preparedness and increase Houston’s ability to remain competitive in the world marketplace.”

Economic Development

human serivces

High school students visit a downtown Houston corporate office with Rafael Alvarez

Rafael alvarez Founder and Chief Executive Officer 73


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

Basic Needs – Basic Human Needs Cathedr al Health Ministries

Houston, TX

Toward helping homeless people become self-sufficient through a day shelter that provides hot meals, showers, laundry services and case management

2011 $

200,000 $

100,000

2011

100,000

100,000

Toward staff and programs that help homeless and runaway youth obtain jobs and maintain self-sufficient lives

2010

75,000

75,000

Toward emergency support and transitional housing for homeless and runaway youth

2010

100,000

100,000

2011

50,000

25,000

Toward a program director to strengthen and expand services, increase visibility in the community and serve more families

2011

70,000

35,000

Toward providing furniture for people in need

2011

100,000

50,000

2011

300,000

150,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2011

3,000,000

3,000,000

2011

120,000

60,000

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

50,000

25,000

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris Count y

Houston, TX

Toward developing, coordinating and implementing strategies among agencies that prevent and end homelessness Covenant House Te x as

Houston, TX

Family Promise of Montgomery Count y Inc .

Conroe, TX

Toward comprehensive social services to help families in Montgomery County transition from homelessness to independence The Furniture Bank

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Toward programs to increase the efficiency and capacity of faith-based assistance ministries’ emergency service providers HomeAid America Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward transitional housing for temporarily homeless families and individuals House of Amos Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward a food pantry that serves west Houston and Alief Houston Food Bank

human services

Greater Houston Communit y Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward purchasing equipment for the Food Bank’s new facility and its partner agencies to accommodate the increased supply and delivery of food to those in need Humble Area Assistance Ministries

Humble, TX

Toward assistance and social services for families and individuals in need in Humble and east Montgomery County K at y Christian Ministries

Katy, TX

Toward assistance for families and individuals in crisis Local Infant Formul a for Emergencies Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward formula, food and basic essentials for infants, and information about nutrition and parenting skills for parents

75


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

Toward emergency assistance for families in need and services that move them to self-sufficiency

2011

100,000

50,000

Toward expanding facilities to enhance and increase services that move at-risk families to self-sufficiency

2011

400,000

0

2010

50,000

25,000

2011

400,000

200,000

2010

60,000

30,000

2011

2,000,000

2,000,000

2010

300,000

150,000

Toward emergency assistance for people in crisis in southeast Harris County

2010

65,000

65,000

Toward emergency assistance for people in crisis in southeast Harris County

2011

80,000

0

2011

160,000

90,000

2010

100,000

50,000

2010

230,000

115,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2011

400,000

0

Grantee + Purpose Memorial Assistance Ministries Inc .

Houston, TX

My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center

Houston, TX

Toward food, financial assistance, clothes and school supplies for people in need in west Houston Northwest Assistance Ministries

Houston, TX

Toward providing basic needs for low-income people in northwest Harris County Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

Houston, TX

Toward the Way Station, a program that provides a hot breakfast, basic health care and social services to homeless people The Salvation Army

Houston, TX

Toward Sally’s House, a transitional home that helps women who are completing prison terms and drug treatment become independent Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless

Houston, TX

Toward a continuum of services that help homeless people become self-sufficient

human services

Southeast Area Ministries

South Houston, TX

St. Vincent’s House

Galveston, TX

Toward social services for indigent people in Galveston County, and toward a case manager to help stabilize their lives Star of Hope Mission

Houston, TX

Toward emergency, transitional and long-term services for homeless men and women and their children Target Hunger

Houston, TX

Toward expanding services that provide food to the hungry United States Veter ans Initiative

Houston, TX

Toward temporary, transitional and permanent housing and medical, social and employment services for homeless Houston veterans Volunteer s of America Te x as, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward a new residential substance abuse treatment and recovery center for single women and their children, and toward renovating a facility that houses employment preparation, financial planning and parenting classes, twelve-step meetings and after-care support programs 76


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

100,000

0

2011

80,000

0

Waller Assistance & Restor ation Ministries Inc .

Waller, TX

Toward a new facility to improve and expand emergency assistance services to people in crisis in northwest Harris County and northeast Waller County Westside Homeless Partner ship

Houston, TX

Toward transitional housing programs that empower at-risk families to achieve self-sufficiency and a stable, secure home environment

Total — Basic Needs – Basic Human Needs

$

6,720,000

185,000 $

100,000

Basic Needs – Basic Social Needs Boat People SOS Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward becoming an independent chapter of a national organization that provides social services for Vietnamese individuals and families

2011 $

Bridges to Life

Houston, TX

Toward reducing the recidivism of released inmates and facilitating the healing of victims and the rehabilitation of perpetrators

2010

60,000

30,000

2010

100,000

100,000

2010

50,000

25,000

2010

50,000

50,000

2010

150,000

75,000

2011

160,000

80,000

2011

300,000

150,000

2010

60,000

60,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Houston, TX

Toward support services for children and adults in need

Houston, TX

Toward services that help homeless clients become employed and independent Houston Volunteer Law yer s Progr am, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward free civil legal services for working poor and indigent people Montgomery Count y Emergency Assistance

Conroe, TX

Toward emergency financial assistance and referral services for low-income families and individuals in crisis Open Door Mission Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward drug and alcohol abuse recovery programs for homeless and nearhomeless men, GED preparation classes, and food, clothing and shelter during convalescence from surgery, injury or illness

human services

Houston Compass Inc .

Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless

Houston, TX

Toward helping homeless people achieve self-sufficiency by placing SEARCH case managers in housing facilities operated by other organizations VN Teamwork

Houston, TX

Toward support services for low-income and underserved families in southwest Houston, with an emphasis on culturally and linguistically appropriate programs for Vietnamese-Americans

Total — Basic Needs – Basic Social Needs

$

670,000 77


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Basic Needs – Crisis Intervention 3 A Bereavement Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward assisting low-income and indigent families with support services, grief counseling and burials

2011 $

40,000 $

20,000

Crisis Intervention of Houston Incorpor ated

Houston, TX

Toward 24-hour telephone and Internet crisis counseling and referral services

2011

160,000

80,000

2011

70,000

0

2010

50,000

20,000

Palmer Drug Abuse Progr am-Houston Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward substance abuse recovery and prevention programs for adolescents and their families The Women’s Home

Houston, TX

Toward long-term rehabilitation programs at a transitional residential center for women in crisis situations

Total — Basic Needs – Crisis Intervention

$

120,000

2010 $

120,000 $

60,000

2010

150,000

75,000

Basic Needs – Other Chinese Communit y Center Inc .

Houston, TX

human services

Toward cultural, educational and social service programs for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in Houston Wesle y Communit y Center , Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward emergency and social service programs that help stabilize and empower low- and moderate-income people in near north Houston

Total — Basic Needs – Other

$

135,000

Total — Basic Needs

$

7,645,000

200,000 $

100,000

Vulnerable Populations – Disabilities The Arc of Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward advocating for and assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing support services for families and creating awareness of available services in underserved communities

2010 $

Best Buddies International Inc .

Houston, TX

78

Toward helping high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities cultivate friendships and social skills by pairing them with non-disabled peers

2011

20,000

20,000

Toward a program supervisor to expand a program that helps high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities cultivate friendships and social skills by pairing them with non-disabled peers

2011

30,000

0


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

120,000

60,000

2011

60,000

60,000

2011

15,000

5,000

2011

99,000

99,000

2011

50,000

25,000

2011

30,000

30,000

2011

50,000

25,000

2011

200,000

0

Career and Recovery Resources Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward computer training, literacy classes and job placement programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing people Foundation for the Retarded

Houston, TX

Toward residential care, daycare and vocational training services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities Houston Area Parkinson Societ y

Houston, TX

Toward support services to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders The Menninger Clinic Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward an employment coordinator, technology upgrades and renovations for The Gathering Place, a psychosocial club for adults with mental illness NAMI Gulf Coast

Alvin, TX

Toward educational outreach, referrals, support services and advocacy for people directly and indirectly affected by mental illness Reach Unlimited, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward group homes, services and programs that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve independence

Houston, TX

Toward enhancing the confidence, social skills and quality of life of children with special needs through barrier-free classes in music, art, drama and dance Vill age Learning Center Inc .

Kingwood, TX

Toward acquiring a building to expand after-school programs for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northeast Harris County and southeast Montgomery County

Total — Vulnerable Populations – Disabilities

$

424,000

100,000 $

100,000

$

100,000

human services

River Performing and Visual Arts Center

Vulnerable Populations – Chronic Illness Bering Omega Communit y Services

Houston, TX

Toward providing dental care, adult daycare, financial assistance and residential hospice services for people with HIV/AIDS

Total — Vulnerable Populations – Chronic Illness

2010 $

79


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Vulnerable Populations – The Elderly Fort Bend Senior Citizens Meal s on Wheel s & Much Much More Inc .

Rosenberg, TX

Toward hot meals and other social services for seniors

2011 $

120,000 $

60,000

Interfaith CarePartner s, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward volunteer services that help frail and elderly people stay independent and at home and that support their caregivers

2010

75,000

75,000

Toward volunteer services that help frail and elderly people stay independent and at home and that support their caregivers, and toward salary support during the organization’s leadership transition

2011

175,000

0

2011

75,000

75,000

2011

80,000

40,000

2011

300,000

300,000

2011

40,000

40,000

2010

20,000

10,000

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward providing hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels Jewish Family Service

Houston, TX

Toward counseling programs and recruiting and training volunteers to provide agency services Neighborhood Center s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward combining Sheltering Arms, an organization that serves older adults, with Neighborhood Centers Rebuilding Together Houston

human services

Houston, TX

Toward repairing, renovating and modifying the homes of low-income seniors and disabled people Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver s Southwest

Bellaire, TX

Toward transportation and other support services for frail, elderly and healthimpaired people in southwest Houston

Total — Vulnerable Populations – The Elderly

$

600,000

50,000 $

50,000

Vulnerable Populations – Other Bet ter Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston Educational Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward educating young adults, seniors and low-income citizens about unethical business practices and fraudulent schemes

2011 $

Te x as Appleseed

Austin, TX

Toward research to determine the relationship between school discipline practices, dropout rates and involvement in the justice system by disproportionately large numbers of minority and special education students, and toward increasing awareness about the abusive practices of payday lenders and developing alternative loans for low-income people

2010

150,000

300,000

Total — Vulnerable Populations – Other

$

200,000

Total — Vulnerable Populations

$

1,324,000

80


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Safe Families – Education Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition

Houston, TX

Toward educating the public, training professionals and empowering the community to recognize and address human trafficking

2011 $

20,000 $

20,000

$

20,000

50,000

Total — Safe Families – Education

Safe Families – Prevention ChildBuilder s

Houston, TX

Toward a collaboration among stakeholders to determine the feasibility of implementing the Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based child abuse prevention program

2011 $

100,000 $

Toward programs that help children and adolescents avoid and address abuse, create and sustain healthy relationships and become good parents in the future

2011

200,000

100,000

Toward a longitudinal evaluation to assess the success of programs that help children and adolescents sustain healthy relationships and avoid dangerous situations; toward updating curricula; and toward hiring a development director to increase and diversify funding

2011

565,000

250,000

Total — Safe Families – Prevention

400,000

2011 $

200,000 $

200,000

2010

100,000

50,000

2011

150,000

75,000

Toward a pilot program to help older children successfully transition from foster care into a permanent home

2011

66,000

40,000

Toward recruiting, training and supervising volunteers who serve as court-appointed advocates for abused and neglected children

2011

200,000

0

2010

40,000

40,000

Safe Families – Intervention Boys and Girl s Country of Houston Inc .

Hockley, TX

Toward landscaping and drainage and irrigation systems at a residential facility for children in crisis Bridge Over Troubled Water s Inc .

Pasadena, TX

Toward an emergency and transitional shelter to help survivors of domestic violence progress from crisis to self-sufficiency Casa de Esper anz a de los Ninos Incorpor ated

human services

$

Houston, TX

Toward residential care for neglected or abused children and for children with HIV/AIDS Child Advocates Incorpor ated

Houston, TX

Daya Inc .

Houston, TX Toward direct services and resource referrals for South Asian women who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault DePelchin Children’s Center

Houston, TX

Toward counseling, abuse and neglect prevention programs, and foster care and adoption services to protect children and strengthen families

81

2011

200,000

100,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2010

395,000

135,000

2010

200,000

100,000

2010

25,000

25,000

2011

130,000

65,000

2010

75,000

75,000

2011

100,000

100,000

2010

900,000

300,000

Harris Count y Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Houston, TX

Toward professional staff to lead the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to address domestic violence in Harris County, and toward support for a community-wide audit of the services, opportunities and challenges involved in combating domestic violence Houston Area Women’s Center

Houston, TX

Toward residential and nonresidential programs to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault create and implement plans for stability and independence, and toward community awareness and educational programs Partner s for Harris Count y Children Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward providing clothes, hygiene items and other necessities to children under the care of Children’s Protective Services Spaulding for Children

Houston, TX

Toward foster care, adoption and post-adoption services for children and families Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA

Toward pro bono legal services and protection for immigrant women and girls in Houston Te x as Council on Family Violence Incorpor ated

Austin, TX

human services

Toward providing family violence agencies with professional development, training, technical assistance and advocacy Te x as Woman’s Univer sit y

Denton, TX

Toward investigating the results of two actions, either filing a civil protective order or staying in a shelter, to determine the long-term outcomes for victims of domestic abuse and their children

Total — Safe Families – Intervention

$

1,305,000

2010 $

100,000 $

100,000

2010

380,000

180,000

2011

160,000

160,000

Safe Families – Treatment Child Advocates Incorpor ated

Houston, TX

Toward training court-appointed volunteers to advocate for the legal rights of abused children DePelchin Children’s Center

Houston, TX

Toward reducing the trauma of family separation and improving reunification by studying the effectiveness of alternative approaches to traditional foster care Luther an Social Services of the South, Inc .

Austin, TX

Toward expanding and improving the Krause Residential Treatment Center, a facility that provides abused and neglected children in foster care with an onsite school, therapeutic counseling and case management 82

Total — Safe Families – Treatment

$

440,000

Total — Safe Families

$

2,165,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Children and Youth – Development Communities in School s Bay Area , Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward social services to help Clear Creek and Dickinson ISD students stay in school and succeed in life

2010 $

100,000 $

50,000

2010

260,000

130,000

2011

60,000

60,000

Toward increasing access to and improving after-school programs for children in Harris County through partnerships, resources, leadership and training

2010

991,000

991,000

Toward increasing access to and improving after-school programs for children in Harris County through partnerships, resources, leadership and training

2011

2,000,000

0

2011

100,000

50,000

2011

40,000

40,000

2011

125,000

0

2010

125,000

50,000

2011

25,000

25,000

2011

50,000

25,000

Toward providing opportunities for at-risk, inner-city youth to attend the Downtown YMCA day camp

2010

100,000

50,000

Toward the new Houston Texans YMCA facility that will serve Third Ward residents

2011

1,000,000

1,000,000

Communities in School s Houston, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward coordinated social services to help at-risk Alief ISD students succeed in school Communities in School s -Bay town Inc .

Baytown, TX

Toward truancy and dropout prevention programs in east Harris County and west Chambers County ISDs The Education Foundation of Harris Count y

Houston, TX

Elves & More

Spring, TX

Toward providing bikes to children who obtain an academic and/or behavioral goal The Forge for Families Inc .

Houston, TX

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Washington, DC

Toward implementing a program in Houston elementary schools for school leaders, teachers, counselors and children that addresses family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying Kids Hope USA Inc .

Zeeland, MI

Toward matching mentors from area congregations with at-risk students in Houston’s public elementary schools Tamina Communit y Center

Conroe, TX

Toward a van to transport children and seniors to and from programs at the center

human services

Toward after-school and recreation programs for at-risk children in the Third Ward

Wonderworks

Houston, TX

Toward a summer enrichment program that provides high school students with in-depth, college-style courses in arts, architecture, literature and media Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Houston Area

Houston, TX

Total — Children and Youth – Development

$

2,471,000 83


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Children and Youth – Parenting Avance Inc .

Houston, TX Toward programs that strengthen low-income families, enhance parenting skills and encourage the development of children and their educational success

2011 $

50,000 $

50,000

2011

70,000

35,000

2011

150,000

100,000

Nehemiah Center Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward adult literacy and family improvement programs to help at-risk children have a better life The Univer sit y of Te x as Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX

Toward Reach Out and Read, a training program for health care providers to include literacy as a standard part of pediatric primary care, particularly for low-income families

Total — Children and Youth – Parenting

$

185,000

80,000 $

40,000

Children and Youth – Independence Aldine Youth Organiz ation United to Help

Houston, TX

Toward support services and development programs for young people and adults in the Aldine area

2011 $

Children’s Center for Self-Esteem Inc .

human services

Houston, TX

Toward expanding programs in elementary schools and social service agencies that teach parents, teachers and other adult caregivers how to create and sustain nurturing environments that promote self-esteem in children

2011

160,000

80,000

2011

30,000

15,000

2011

85,000

55,000

2011

100,000

50,000

2011

50,000

50,000

2010

100,000

50,000

2009

45,000

15,000

Children’s Prison Arts Projec t

Houston, TX

Toward a theater and visual arts program that encourages constructive selfexpression and positive self-images in incarcerated, adjudicated and abused youth Crossroads Communit y Partner ship for Youth Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward reducing recidivism by matching youth in Harris County juvenile detention centers with volunteer adult mentors Girl s Incorpor ated of Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward programs that help girls lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives Harris Count y Children’s Protec tive Services Fund

Houston, TX

Toward services, resources and support that help older foster children successfully transition to independent lives Houston Achievement Pl ace

Houston, TX

Toward teaching children social skills that prepare them to succeed in school and in life Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Inc .

Houston, TX 84

Toward assisting students with agricultural science education through the Calf Scramble Program


year approved

total grant

2011 allocation

2011

130,000

80,000

2011

80,000

40,000

2011

100,000

50,000

2010

80,000

40,000

Toward encouraging interest and achievement in math, science and technology in students by supporting Houston area teams that design and build robots for competition

2010

50,000

50,000

Toward encouraging interest and achievement in math, science and technology in students by supporting Houston area teams that design and build robots for competition

2011

70,000

0

2011

30,000

30,000

2011

25,000

25,000

Grantee + Purpose Junior Achievement of Southeast Te x as, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward hands-on learning experiences that teach school students financial literacy, job readiness and entrepreneurship Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation

Houston, TX

Toward KickStart Kids, a martial arts and development program for low-income, at-risk middle school students Montgomery Count y Youth Services Inc .

Conroe, TX

Toward crisis counseling, street outreach shelter programs and prevention services that strengthen families and help young people stay out of trouble and in school Resolve It Inc .

Kemah, TX

Toward intervention and support programs that present at-risk teens with alternatives to violence, drug abuse, delinquent behavior and leaving school US Foundation for the Inspir ation & Recognition of Science & Technology

Manchester, NH

Houston, TX

Toward hands-on, skill-building experiences and academic enrichment and development programs for children and young adults in the Third Ward Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy

Houston, TX

Toward providing youth with life-building skills, academic support and leadership programs

Total — Children and Youth – Independence

$

670,000

200,000 $

100,000

Total — Children and Youth – Other

$

100,000

Total — Children and Youth

$

3,426,000

human services

Workshop Houston

Children and Youth – Other Pro-Vision Ministries Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward establishing and managing an urban farm to provide students with life skills training

2010 $

85


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Economic Development – Literacy Adult Reading Center , Inc .

Pearland, TX

Toward free literacy and citizenship classes for adults in the Pearland area

2011 $

150,000 $

50,000

Houston READ Commission

Houston, TX

Toward staff to recruit, lead and mobilize a coalition of agencies, service providers and resources that promote and improve literacy in greater Houston

2010

70,000

70,000

Toward the fifth annual National Literacy Coalition Conference

2011

12,000

12,000

Toward recruiting, leading and mobilizing a coalition of agencies, service providers and resources that promote and improve literacy in greater Houston

2011

100,000

0

Toward expanding services to help more people learn to read, write and communicate effectively in English

2010

25,000

25,000

Toward services to help people learn to read, write and communicate effectively in English

2010

75,000

75,000

2011

150,000

50,000

2011

300,000

0

Liter acy Advance of Houston, Inc .

Houston, TX

Liter acy Volunteer s of Fort Bend Count y Inc .

Sugar Land, TX

Toward free literacy classes for adults in Fort Bend County Me xican Institute of Greater Houston, Inc .

Houston, TX

human services

Toward new content and the development of a new educational platform to expand a computer literacy training program for low-income, non-Englishspeaking adult Hispanics, particularly parents of school-age children

Total — Economic Development – Literacy

$

282,000

70,000 $

35,000

Economic Development – Financial Stability Cenikor Foundation Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward services that help residents at the Deer Park facility obtain higher-paying jobs

2011 $

Dress for Success Houston

Houston, TX

Toward a new building where low-income women seeking employment can acquire interview-appropriate clothing and access professional development services

2011

1,000,000

1,000,000

2011

650,000

0

2011

600,000

275,000

Neighborhood Center s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward free tax preparation services that help identify and claim tax credits created specifically to improve the economic well-being of low-income people Prison Entrepreneur ship Progr am

Houston, TX

Toward reducing recidivism by teaching inmates business skills, matching them with a volunteer mentor and providing reintegration and employment services

Total — Economic Development – Financial Stability 86

$

1,310,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Economic Development – Continued Learning Capital Investing in Development and Employment of Adults Inc .

Austin, TX

Toward helping low-income adults in Houston obtain living-wage jobs through social, educational and placement services

2011 $

250,000 $

250,000

2011

450,000

0

2011

80,000

40,000

Council for Adult and E xperiential Learning

Chicago, IL

Toward implementing in Houston the Web-based program LearningCounts.org, a tool that submits a portfolio of work and life experiences to the American Council on Education that may qualify an applicant for academic credit toward obtaining a degree Galveston Count y Economic Alliance Foundation Inc .

Texas City, TX

Toward support services for entrepreneurs and small business owners through the Galveston County Small Business Development Center

Total — Economic Development – Continued Learning

$

290,000

1,200,000 $

400,000

$

400,000

50,000 $

50,000

Economic Development – Future Workforce Genesys Works

Houston, TX

Toward expanding a program that provides underserved Houston area high school students with training, certification and employment in technical services

2011 $

Economic Development – Other Dress for Success Houston

Houston, TX

Toward providing interview-appropriate clothing to low-income women seeking employment

2010 $

Urban Entrepreneur Partner ship Inc .

Kansas City, MO

Toward identifying and recommending strategies to help Houston area nonprofit organizations become more sustainable and entrepreneurial, and toward helping minority businesses become more viable and profitable

2010

human services

Total — Economic Development – Future Workforce

227,000

227,000

Total — Economic Development – Other

$

277,000

Total — Economic Development

$

2,559,000

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Strong Communities – Communities Air Alliance Houston

Houston, TX

Toward developing Environmental Community Advocates of Galena Park to help residents enhance their quality of life

2011 $

220,000 $

134,679

2010

300,000

300,000

2011

700,000

350,000

2010

100,000

100,000

2010

50,000

50,000

2010

80,000

30,000

2011

40,000

0

Crime Stopper s of Houston, Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward purchasing a facility to consolidate services that empower residents and business owners to create and maintain safe neighborhoods Local Initiatives Support Corpor ation

Houston, TX

Toward a program to improve neighborhoods by training residents to identify problems, pursue solutions and achieve results Neighborhood Center s Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward improving educational outcomes for Gulfton area students through a cradle-to-career initiative SHAPE Communit y Center Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward programs that improve life for children and strengthen families Te x ans Together Education Fund

Austin, TX

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Toward developing and implementing social service and educational programs in a low-income Houston area apartment complex to help residents improve life for themselves, their families and their community Women’s Resource of Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward classes that teach women, girls and families about banking, saving, budgeting, credit, investing, management and financial planning

Total — Strong Communities – Communities

$

964,679

225,000 $

75,000

Strong Communities – Housing Avenue Communit y Development Corpor ation

Houston, TX

Toward developing affordable, energy-efficient housing and encouraging economic development in the near north side and the East End

2011 $

Toward developing three affordable housing projects for seniors and families

2011

1,430,000

0

2010

5,000,000

1,250,000

2011

80,000

40,000

New Hope Housing Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward developing four single room occupancy apartment communities for very low-income individuals Row House Communit y Development

Houston, TX

Toward affordable housing projects, economic development, neighborhood renewal and historic preservation for low- and moderate-income residents in the Third Ward 88

Total— Strong Communities – Housing

$

1,365,000


Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Strong Communities – Government Participation Austin Communit y Foundation for the Capital Area

Austin, TX

Toward ‘Polarized,’ a documentary film that examines the political polarization of elections and educates audiences about civic engagement

2011 $

15,000 $

15,000

Center for Houston’s Future Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward equipping, engaging and enabling residents, policymakers and leaders to create a sustainable and competitive future by providing accurate, unbiased facts about key conditions through the Community Indicator Program

2011

1,540,000

0

2010

100,000

50,000

2011

50,000

50,000

Toward a speakers series featuring presentations by leading figures from the arts, sciences, humanities, politics and public affairs

2010

30,000

15,000

Toward expanding the Progressive Forum’s Web site

2010

60,000

50,000

Toward undergraduate and graduate internships in the Texas Legislature and other state and municipal agencies

2010

150,000

100,000

Toward undergraduate and graduate internships in the Texas Legislature and other state and municipal agencies

2011

150,000

0

2011

50,000

50,000

2010

70,000

35,000

Close Up Foundation

Alexandria, VA

Toward fellowships for low-income Houston ISD high school students to attend a weeklong experiential program in Washington, D.C., that explores the role of citizenship in a democracy National Association of Latino Elec ted Official s Naleo Education Fund

Los Angeles, CA

Toward providing guidance and information to legal permanent residents in greater Houston about the naturalization process and civic life in a democracy Progressive Forum

Bellaire, TX

Houston, TX

William Mar sh Rice Univer sit y

Houston, TX

Toward providing information about the local Asian community through the Houston Area Asian Survey

human services

Te x as Southern Univer sit y

World Affair s Council of Houston

Houston, TX

Toward the Educational Outreach Program, a project to inform students and teachers about foreign policies and global issues

Total — Strong Communities – Government Participation

$

365,000

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Grantee + Purpose

year approved

2011 allocation

total grant

Strong Communities – Other American Leader ship Forum

Houston, TX

Toward strengthening leadership and developing solutions in the criminal justice system by providing scholarships for nonprofit and public sector participants to attend the Criminal Justice Fellows program

2011 $

50,000 $

25,000

2011

80,000

80,000

Te x as Low Income Housing Information Service

Austin, TX

Toward developing the Texas Grow Home Project, a program that provides permanent, affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income disaster survivors

Total — Strong Communities – Other

$

105,000

Total — Strong Communities

$

2,799,679

2010 $

15,000 $

15,000

2011

50,000

25,000

2010

800,000

400,000

2010

50,000

25,000

Other E xecutive Service Corps of Houston Inc .

Houston, TX

Toward strengthening nonprofit organizations through free consultant services provided by retired business executives and management professionals Te x as One Voice A Coll abor ative for Health & Human Services

Houston, TX

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Toward a partnership of public, private and nonprofit organizations that identifies needs and develops public policy initiatives to improve health and human service systems throughout the community United Way of Greater Houston

Houston, TX

Toward supporting health and human service agencies and programs that help children, youth, families, seniors and individuals Volunteer Houston

Houston, TX

Toward linking volunteers with service organizations

Total — Other

$

465,000

Total Human Services

$

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Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones with President Franklin Roosevelt and Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed, as Jesse Jones is sworn in as U.S. secretary of commerce, 1940


After donating more than $1 million during their first years of marriage to help create and develop institutions and organizations that would nurture Houston’s people and encourage the city’s growth, Jesse and Mary Gibbs Jones established Houston Endowment in 1937 to formalize and perpetuate their philanthropy. They both knew they would prosper only if their community thrived.

nine years after the end of the Civil War, and grew up on his family’s

beneficence helped his community, and with

prosperous tobacco farm

enormous success and unparalleled influence, he

in Robertson County, applied these early lessons throughout his life in Tennessee. Although the business, public service and philanthropy. Joneses would eventually live in one of the grandest

At age 20, Mr. Jones moved from Tennessee

homes outside of Nashville, poverty surrounded

to Dallas to work at his uncle M.T. Jones’s largest

them. Jesse’s father, William, always kept the farm’s

lumberyard. M.T. owned sawmills, lumberyards and

smokehouse doors open so their struggling neighbors

timberland throughout Texas and lived in Houston,

could help themselves when food was scarce. Jesse’s

the home base of his vast operations. Mr. Jones

Aunt Nancy, who moved in with the Joneses after

“It may be that my uncle and I were too much of the same temperament to be entirely congenial, but after he found that I had energy and interest for business, as well as for play, we got on better and, I am glad to say, were fast friends long before he died at St. Paul’s Sanitarium in June 1898. In fact, he named me one of his executors and that took me to Houston, the headquarters of his business.”

his mother died when he was six, always kept track of who took food so she could make sure they were eventually repaid. From their charitable but frugal example, young Jesse saw that a loan worked better than a handout and that most neighbors honored their obligations when given sufficient time. When able, they helped others. Jesse saw how his family’s

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Jesse Jones was born on April 5, 1874, just

would later recall in a speech,

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Mr. Jones’s 1898 arrival, the 1900 Galveston M.T. Jones Lumber Company, Dallas, Texas, 1894

hurricane and the discovery of oil at Spindletop in 1901 changed Houston’s future. The hurricane shifted the region’s inevitable development from Galveston to Houston; Spindletop marked the beginning of the area’s evolution into the nation’s petrochemical capital; and Jesse Jones began building the city that would accommodate the explosive growth. He started building small homes south of downtown that he sold on unique, long-term installment plans. Then he began building Houston’s first skyscrapers, including the 10-story Houston

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Chronicle Building, which brought him a half interest in the newspaper, and the Texas Company Building, which helped make Texaco and the petroleum industry a permanent part of the city’s business community. He continued to add office buildings, movie theaters and hotels to the central business district in time for the opening of the

(b) Downtown Houston, 1930s

Houston Ship Channel in 1914.

so he could continue to build his businesses and his

In addition to Houston’s foremost developer, Mr.

city. However, World War I changed his mind. When

Jones became a prominent civic leader. He raised

President Wilson asked Mr. Jones to become director

Houston’s half of the funds for the Ship Channel

general of military relief for the American Red Cross,

(the federal government paid the rest in one of the

he accepted at once and delegated management of his

nation’s first public/private partnerships) and was

businesses and buildings to his colleague Fred Heyne.

the first chairman of the Houston Harbor Board.

Within months, Mr. Jones had recruited nurses

The opening of the Ship Channel internationalized

and doctors for the battlefields, organized hospitals,

Houston almost overnight and elevated the South’s

canteens and ambulance networks throughout

still struggling post-Civil War economy.

Europe, and established rehabilitation centers for the

Mr. Jones’s success with the Ship Channel caught

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(t)Jesse H. Jones and his principal architect, A.C. Finn, 1928

wounded. The Red Cross called him “big brother to 4

President Woodrow Wilson’s attention. President

million men in khaki.” He was also an early advocate

Wilson offered him ambassadorships and cabinet

for women’s rights and lobbied President Wilson to

positions, but Mr. Jones turned the president down

give Army nurses military rank and authority.


to college or finished high school. Mary’s exposure

reorganize the Red Cross from a loosely knit group of

through extensive travel kindled an interest in

local societies into the permanent international relief

learning and the arts that would flourish throughout

to literature, music, education and other cultures

agency it is today. He wrote to Mr. Heyne from Paris, her life. While Mr. Jones was building in midtown

“I am very sorry not to be home during this opportune time, for no doubt I could accomplish a good deal if I could bring myself to believe that my real duty did not lie here. The situation of the world is most alarming and chaotic, and I do not know how it is going to be adjusted. Surely there can be no peace unless people have the necessities of life— food and clothes.”

Manhattan and filling up Houston’s Main Street with the city’s tallest buildings, its most ornate movie palaces and its grandest hotels, the couple began making substantial donations to colleges, hospitals,

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After the war, Mr. Jones accompanied the Democratic National Convention, Houston, Texas, 1928 president to the Paris Peace Conference and helped

orphanages, museums and other civic institutions. In addition to real estate development and philanthropic activities, Mr. Jones served as finance

After the peace treaties were signed, Mr. Jones

chairman of the Democratic National Committee

returned to Houston, embarked on the most

and helped bring the party’s national convention

ambitious phase of his building career and married

to Houston in 1928. It was the first major political

Mary Gibbs Jones in 1920. Mary Gibbs, a doctor’s

convention to be held in the South since before the

daughter, was born on April 29, 1872, in Mexia, Civil War and was one of the first to be heard widely Texas, and grew up with nine brothers and sisters in a

on the radio. An associate wrote Mr. Jones after the

“You have caused the South and Texas to receive greater recognition than any other in Waco, Texas, at a time when few women went individual in the history of this country.”

home filled with music and books. With her family’s

location was announced,

encouragement, she attended Methodist College

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(l-r) Jesse H. Jones’s Gulf Building, 1928 Jesse H. Jones inspecting San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, a Depression-era RFC project Jesse H. Jones with President Franklin Roosevelt in Houston, 1930s

Mr. Jones continued to realize his vision of a

him in 1932 to serve on the board of the newly created

great city and in 1929 completed a 35-story Art

Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC). After his

Deco building for the Gulf Oil Company and his

inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt expanded

National Bank of Commerce. Shortly after the

the RFC’s powers and made Mr. Jones its chairman.

building was completed, the nation plunged into the

Under his leadership, the RFC disbursed more than

Great Depression. When two failing Houston banks

$10 billion (about $150 billion in today’s dollars)

were about to bring down many others throughout

to reopen banks, save homes, farms and businesses,

the region, Mr. Jones gathered the city’s leaders

rescue the railroads and bring electricity to rural areas.

for three days and nights to work out a plan that

Fannie Mae and the Export-Import Bank are only two

allowed the stable banks and several local companies

of the many enduring agencies created by Mr. Jones

to rescue the two faltering banks. As a result of Mr. and the RFC. Remarkably, the funds allocated for the massive RFC recovery efforts were returned to

Jones’s leadership and determination, no banks in

Houston failed during the Great Depression. After

the United States Treasury, along with a $500 million

the successful meeting, Mr. Jones wrote to one of his

profit. Vice President John Nance Garner once said

“I believe that all we have done, are doing about Mr. Jones, “He has allocated and loaned more and must continue doing is necessary for the general money to various institutions and enterprises than any welfare, and we cannot escape being our brother’s other man in the history of the world.” As World War II loomed, Mr. Jones shifted the keeper.” Mr. Jones’s work did not go unnoticed.

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Mr. Jones’s business acumen and civic leadership

RFC’s focus from domestic economics to global defense

were called upon during the depths of the Great

and used the corporation’s enormous clout to build

Depression when President Herbert Hoover asked

and equip more than 2,000 plants that manufactured


everything from airplanes and battleships to penicillin and synthetic rubber, an industry the RFC developed from the lab. In 1940, after Congress passed a special resolution allowing Mr. Jones to become secretary of commerce while maintaining his RFC position,

“Next to the President, no man in the government and probably in the United States wields greater powers.” Today scholars the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ reported,

give Jesse Jones a tremendous amount of credit for his role in saving capitalism during the Great Depression and mobilizing industry in time to fight and win World War II. After 15 years of public service in Washington, D.C., the Joneses returned to Houston in 1947 and began to focus on philanthropy. They felt education was the key to a healthy community and established scholarship programs to help students attend college. The programs included minority students and always were divided equally between men and women. By the time Mr. Jones passed away on June students attend 57 colleges and universities. In her later years, Mrs. Jones brought opera to Houston radio, served on the general council of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and helped First Lady Mamie Eisenhower support military widows. She joined Houston Endowment’s board in 1954, and one year later the foundation made a $1 million grant to build the Mary Gibbs Jones College at Rice Institute (now Rice University) so women, for the first time, could live on campus. More than 30 scholarship programs were named for Mrs. Jones, and since her death on August 20, 1962, many more Houston Endowment grants have carried her name as a tribute to her public service and philanthropy. Seventy-four years ago, the Joneses began donating the wealth they amassed to Houston Endowment so they could, in perpetuity, continue to help create a thriving community where they had prospered.

Downtown Houston, 1950s

Jesse Jones, Capitalism , and the Common Good

In 2011, Texas A&M University Press published Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good, a comprehensive biography of Houston Endowment benefactor Jesse Jones that Kirkus Reviews called “…enormously relevant today.” Jesse Jones—who was Houston’s preeminent developer during the first half of the 20th century—went to Washington, D.C., as an appointed official, first during World War I and later during the Great Depression, when he helped salvage capitalism for the nation. He went on to help militarize U.S. industry in time to fight and win World War II. In 1940, the Saturday Evening Post said about Jones, “Next to the President, no man in the government and probably in the United States wields greater power.” According to Houston Endowment’s community affairs officer and Unprecedented Power author Steven Fenberg, Jones understood he would prosper only if his community thrived, a belief that directed him to combine capitalism and public service to improve the lives of Houstonians, to restore the fortunes of his country and to save nations. Visit www.jessejonesthebook.com to learn more about Unprecedented Power, winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award for best non-fiction book of 2011.

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Houston Endowment is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors who are elected to three-year terms. Directors, who can serve up to four terms, typically are chosen from business and civic leaders in Houston.

b o a r d o f di r e c t o r s Elected February 2, 2010 Anne Chao graduated from Wellesley College and received master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University, where she lectures in the History Department, focusing on the field of modern Chinese history, and in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. Dr. Chao serves on the governing boards of the Alley Theatre, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Public Library Foundation, St. John’s School, Inprint and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She serves on the advisory boards of Teach for America and Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, Shepherd School of Music and Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. LINNET DEILY

Elected February 13, 2007 Linnet Deily graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received a master of arts in international management from The University of Texas at Dallas. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Chevron Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. She has served as deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization; vice chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation; and chairman and chief executive officer of First Interstate Bank of Texas. Ms. Deily currently serves on the boards of the Houston Zoo, The Jung Center of Houston, the MD Anderson Board of Visitors and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She also serves as president of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Ms. Deily previously served on the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

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Douglas L. Foshee

Elected February 2, 2010 Douglas Foshee is chairman, president and chief executive officer of El Paso Corporation. Previously he served in executive positions at Halliburton, Nuevo Energy Company, Torch Energy Advisors Inc. and ARCO International Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Foshee earned a master of business administration degree from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and a bachelor of business administration degree from Southwest Texas State University. He also serves on the boards of Central Houston, the Greater Houston Partnership, KIPP, Rice University and the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation, and he is a member of the Council of Overseers for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Mr. Foshee has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the World Affairs Council of Houston’s Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones International Citizen Award, and he was named a Distinguished Alumni at Texas State University. Anthony W. Hall, Jr., chair

Elected January 28, 2003

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An attorney now in private practice, Anthony Hall, Jr., previously served as the chief administrative officer and city attorney for the City of Houston. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Mr. Hall has served as a representative in the Texas Legislature, a council member-at-large on the Houston City Council and chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Mr. Hall serves on the board of directors of El Paso Corporation and is a past member of the board of directors of Coastal Corporation. He is chairman of the Boule Foundation and is past national president of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He serves on the boards of the Houston Symphony, the Boy Scouts of America–Sam Houston Area Council, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc., the Ensemble Theatre and the Texas Cultural Trust. Mr. Hall is a Vietnam veteran who attained the rank of captain and received the Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars. jesse h. jones II

Elected February 13, 2007 Jesse Jones II is the grandnephew of Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and he currently has interests in several wireless communication ventures in the southwest and a snack food company in Georgia. Mr. Jones is former chairman of the Houston Ballet Foundation and is currently serving as board chairman of the Foundation for DePelchin Children’s Center. He also serves on the boards of the Houston Arts Alliance, Independent Arts Collaboration, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Society for the Performing Arts and Texas Freedom Network, and he is a board member and treasurer of the Houston Public Library Foundation. He has served as president of DePelchin Children’s Center and board chairman of the Society for the Performing Arts, and was on the boards of the Alley Theatre, Houston Achievement Place, ChildBuilders, the Mental Health Association and Planned Parenthood.


David louis Mendez

Elected January 31, 2006 David Mendez is the chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Banking South Region, which includes Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. He began his career at the bank after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975. Mr. Mendez serves on the boards of Texas Children’s Hospital, the Center for Houston’s Future, the Houston Downtown Parks Corporation and the Dean’s Executive Board of the University of Houston’s C. T. Bauer College of Business. His recent accomplishments and civic contributions include chairman of the Center for Houston’s Future for 2004–2005, member of the board of trustees and executive committee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, where he served as a co-chairman of the 2003–2004 citywide fundraising campaign, and member of the executive committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. He has served on the GalvestonHouston Diocese Bishop’s Finance Council, the 2004 Super Bowl Host Committee and the board of directors of Catholic Charities. He was honored by the Houston Area Women’s Center with its 2005 Making a Difference Award and in 2007 was honored by the Jewish Community Center at its annual Children’s Scholarship Ball.   paul b. murphy, Jr.

Elected January 31, 2006

ann b. stern, president

Elected January 31, 2012 Ann Stern became president of Houston Endowment on March 1, 2012. Most recently she was executive vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital, where she managed inpatient clinical operations and administration and oversaw the development of the Pavilion for Women and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, the world’s first basic research institute for childhood neurological diseases. Ms. Stern previously practiced law with Beck, Redden & Secrest and Andrews Kurth, and she taught business law at the University of St. Thomas. She earned her bachelor’s and law degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Stern chairs the board of St. John’s School, serves as a director of the Houston branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is a former president of the Junior League of Houston.

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Paul Murphy, Jr., is the chief executive officer of Cadence Bancorp LLC, a company that makes investments in the banking industry. He was previously chief executive officer of Amegy Bank of Texas. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he also earned a master of business administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He began his banking career at Allied Bank of Texas and helped found Southwest Bank of Texas, the predecessor to Amegy Bank. Mr. Murphy serves on the governing boards of Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.; the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston branch; The Kinkaid School; the Children’s Museum of Houston; and the Mississippi State University Foundation. He is also active in the Young Presidents’ Organization.

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Independent Members of the Investment Committee

L. E. Simmons graduated from the University of Utah, studied at the London School of Economics and received his master’s from Harvard Business School. He is founder and president of SCF Partners and serves on the boards of directors of Zions Bancorporation, Ellison Ranching Company and United Airlines. He is on the board, and former chairman, of Texas Children’s Hospital; a trustee of Rice University and former chairman of the Council of Overseers for its Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business; and a trustee of the Texas Heart Institute and the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation. He also serves on the London School of Economics North American Advisory Council, on the advisory board of Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and as a director of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Mr. Simmons was formerly a member and chairman of Houston Endowment’s board of directors.

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Bruce Zimmerman graduated from Duke University and Harvard Business School. He is chief executive and chief investment officer of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), the nation’s second-largest pool of university assets. Mr. Zimmerman began his career at Bain and Company then went on to serve in a variety of management roles at Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase). Before joining UTIMCO, he was global head and chief investment officer of pensions at Citigroup.


In Appreciation

d. kent anderson Houston Endowment’s board and staff offer their sincere appreciation to D. Kent Anderson for his 12 years of exemplary service on the board of directors. Mr. Anderson first joined the board on January 18, 2000, and served until January 31, 2012, the maximum time of service provided under the bylaws. He served as chair from 2003 to 2008. During his service on the board, Houston Endowment invested more than $840 million in improving education; assisting the underserved; supporting the arts; protecting the environment; and increasing access to health care. More than 3,800 Houston area high school graduates received scholarships and were named Jones Scholars. Through D. Kent Anderson’s leadership, Houston Endowment has added to the vitality of the greater Houston area and has honored Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones’s vision and purpose.

Houston Endowment’s board and staff offer their sincere appreciation to Larry Faulkner for the profound contributions he has made to the foundation and to Houston during his six years of service as president, chief executive officer and board member. Dr. Faulkner, who assumed those offices in 2006, has advanced the Joneses’ legacy and honored their vision and purpose by improving Houston Endowment’s ability to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community it serves. During Dr. Faulkner’s tenure, the foundation rigorously examined its grantmaking activities and enhanced its ability to identify and support organizations and programs that deliver sustainable and observable results for the people of Houston. With a deep sense of gratitude, the board and staff acknowledge Dr. Faulkner’s enduring contributions and wish him the best of everything.

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sheryl l. johns

President

Executive Vice President

Anna b. leal

George V. Grainger

Vice President and Grant Director

Director of Research and Planning

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Ann B. Stern

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Grant Staff

harriet w. garland

meghna goswami

Jones Scholars Program Manager

Grant Manager

Grant Officer– Human Services

george v. grainger

lydia l. hickey

necole s. irvin

e. jane kennedy, CPS

Senior Grant Officer– Education

Grant Manager

Grant Officer–Health

Grant Manager

la shaunda kirkpatrick

david lake

elizabeth g. love

debbie a. mcnulty

Administrative Assistant

Grant Officer–Arts & Culture

Grant Officer – Environment

Grant Officer – Arts & Culture and Human Services

m. a. toni moreno

leslie c. wang

Jones Scholars Program Officer

Senior Grant Officer– Human Services

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constance g. bickham

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Finance and Administration Staff

staff

Deborah Bessire

Rosa H. Cervantes

Dana DuPriest

Human Resource Manager

Investment Accountant

Executive Assistant to the President

Steven L. Fenberg

Jerry N. Leonard

Paul W. McKinney

Thomas C. Nall, Jr.

Community Affairs Officer

Accounting Assistant

Office Assistant

Information Officer

Peggy J. Reid, CPA

venisa m. ruiz

K aye B. Williams

Controller

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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant


Houston Endowment is affiliated with a variety of professional associations and organizations that support philanthropy. Participating with these groups provides opportunities for the foundation’s board and staff to learn from, and collaborate with, colleagues from other grantmaking and nonprofit organizations.

affi l iat i o n s Association of Small Foundations BoardSource Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference of Southwest Foundations, Inc. Council on Foundations Environmental Grantmakers Association The Foundation Center

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Houston Endowment and members of its board and staff support or maintain memberships in these organizations:

Foundation Financial Officers Group Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Grantmakers for Education Grantmakers in Health Grantmakers in the Arts Grant Managers Network Guidestar USA Inc. Hispanics in Philanthropy Independent Sector The Investment Fund for Foundations National Scholarship Providers Association Philanthropic Collaborative The Philanthropy Roundtable Technology Affinity Group Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group

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Investments During 2011, the value of Houston Endowment’s investments decreased from $1.528 to $1.437 billion. The $91 million net decrease includes investment income and the decrease in the market value of the investments less grant payments and investment and operating expenses. Total investment return (income plus capital

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appreciation), after investment fees, for the year was 2.0 percent. The average annual compound return for the past five years, net of fees, was 3.0 percent; and for the past 10 years was 6.1 percent. At year-end, the foundation’s endowment was invested as follows: 13% Alternative Strategies in Marketable Equity

32% Marketable Equity

24% Private Equity and Real Assets

17% Fixed Income

14% Cash and Miscellaneous

During 2011, the board of directors engaged in a strategic review of the process of managing the foundation’s investments and decided to outsource management of the endowment to Investure, a firm that manages the investment process for several charitable organizations. Because the portfolios were in transition at yearend, the percentages indicated above are not representative of the asset allocation at the end of the transition.

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gr ant spending in millions of doll ar s

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

In 2011, Houston Endowment’s target allocation for grants was $103 million. Each year’s allocation is based on five percent of a three-year average of the endowment’s market value. The goals of this spending policy are to provide a relatively stable pattern of spending on grants, despite fluctuations in security markets, and to preserve the inflation-adjusted value of the endowment in perpetuity. Grant allocations for any given year will differ from the total grants approved and total grants paid during that year. In 2011, the board of directors approved 253 grants totaling $100 million, some of which will be paid in future years. Also, $77

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Grant Spending

million was paid on 396 grants, some of which were approved in prior years. In addition to its regular grantmaking program, Houston Endowment matches, on a two-for-one basis, personal gifts made to charitable organizations by the foundation’s directors and staff. In 2011, $443,340 in grants was paid under the matching gift program. Under a directed grant program that allows directors and other program participants designated by the board to designate certain amounts in grants to charitable organizations of their choosing, $670,000 in grants was paid in 2011. The foundation also made grants of $94,319 to organizations that support philanthropy and the charitable sector. 113


Financial Statements The foundation prepares financial statements on a modified basis of cash receipts and disbursements that generally follows accounting principles used for federal excise tax purposes. Unaudited summary financial information is presented below. Once audited financial statements for the years ending December 31, 2011 and 2010 are complete, they will be posted on the foundation’s Web site at www.houstonendowment.org. Statements of Assets and Fund Balance

As of December 31, 2011 Book Value

As of December 31, 2010

Market Value

Book Value

Market Value

Assets

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

212,183,218

$

212,183,218

$

69,256,894

$

69,381,511

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Marketable securities:

9,887,496

9,278,459

672,159,865

697,962,814

159,124,472

170,231,028

206,450,206

218,672,945

224,416

709,612

1,469,459

2,627,566

Total marketable securities and related receivables

169,236,384

180,219,099

880,079,530

919,263,325

Other investments

962,455,308

982,167,279

382,384,110

478,833,421

16,533,300

60,395,487

16,557,309

58,941,205

1,625,070

1,647,589

1,053,999

1,097,634

$ 1,362,033,280

$ 1,436,612,672

$ 1,349,331,842

$ 1,527,517,096

$

$

$

$

Equity investments Fixed-income investments Accrued interest and dividends

Real property Other assets (net of depreciation) Total assets

Fund Bal ance

Appropriated for grants payable in future years Unappropriated fund balance Total fund balance 114

84,917,290

84,917,290

62,423,275

62,423,275

1,277,115,990

1,351,695,382

1,286,908,567

1,465,093,821

$ 1,362,033,280

$ 1,436,612,672

$ 1,349,331,842

$ 1,527,517,096


Statements of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance

Years ended December 31 2011

2010

Revenues

Dividends

$

10,135,987

$

14,101,407

7,808,189

7,646,783

Partnership income

4,595,362

1,510,999

Royalties and rents

4,570,191

3,747,734

148,792

97,995

27,258,521

27,104,918

16,747,021

14,464,577

Administrative expenses

5,292,048

4,820,312

Federal excise taxes

1,200,000

350,000

23,239,069

19,634,889

4,019,452

7,470,029

77,044,402

71,539,950

(73,024,950)

(64,069,921)

1,349,331,842

1,392,184,178

85,726,388

21,217,585

Other income

E xpenditures

Investment expenses

Excess of revenues over expenditures before grant payments Grant payments Excess of expenditures over revenues

Fund balance at beginning of year Realized capital gains Fund balance at end of year

$

1,362,033,280

$

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Interest

1,349,331,842 115


g r a n t app l i c at i o n foundation supports organizations that serve Harris County and contiguous counties.* Grants are never made outside of the United States or to individuals. Houston Endowment provides funds to organizations that support and promote arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services. The foundation also supports projects throughout the state that are central to Texas history. The foundation does not fund religious activities, fundraising events or galas. Houston Endowment stopped accepting paper applications on October

gr ant application

Houston Endowment makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are recognized as charitable organizations by the Internal Revenue Code. The

15, 2011, and began accepting applications only through its online Grant Management System. To learn about submitting online applications, please click on “Application Guidelines� at www.houstonendowment.org or call 713-238-8100. *Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties.

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3 A Bereavement Foundation 78 A Caring Safe Place Inc. 63 Achieving the Dream Inc. 35 Adult Reading Center, Inc. 86 AIDS Foundation Houston Inc. 63 AIDS Research Consortium of Houston 63 Air Alliance Houston 51, 88 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Inc. 64 Aldine Youth Organization United to Help 84 Alley Theatre 17 American Association of Museums 25 American Festival for the Arts 15 American Leadership Forum 90 American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region Inc. 51 The Arc of Greater Houston 78 Ars Lyrica Houston 17 Art Council Inc. 17 Art League of Houston 17 Art Lies 15 Asia Society Texas Center 13, 22 Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area 64 Association of Children’s Museums, Inc. 25 Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges 33 Aurora Picture Show 15 Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area 89 Avance Inc. 84 Avenue Community Development Corporation 88 Bach Society at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 17 Bayou Land Conservancy 52 Bayou Preservation Association Inc. 52 Be the Match Foundation 67 Bering Omega Community Services 64, 79 Best Buddies International Inc. 78 Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston Educational Foundation 80 Boat People SOS Inc. 77 Bo’s Place 64 Boys and Girls Country of Houston Inc. 81 Bridge Over Troubled Waters Inc. 81 Bridges to Life 77 Buffalo Bayou Partnership 46, 51 Capital Investing in Development and Employment of Adults Inc. 87 Career and Recovery Resources Inc. 79 Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos Incorporated 81 Catastrophic Theatre Inc. 17 Cathedral Health Ministries 75 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 77 Cenikor Foundation Inc. 86 Center for Effective Philanthropy Inc. 33

Center for Houston’s Future Inc. 89 Center for Reform of School Systems Inc. 33 Child Advocates Incorporated 81, 82 ChildBuilders 81 Childhood Cancer Family Alliance Inc. 64 Children’s Center for Self-Esteem Inc. 84 Children’s Museum Inc. 22 Children’s Prison Arts Project 84 Chinese Community Center Inc. 78 Christus Foundation for Healthcare 64 Citizen Schools Inc. 34 Citizens for Animal Protection Inc. 55 Citizens for Blueprint Houston 54 City Ballet of Houston 15 Close Up Foundation 89 Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County 75 Collaborative for Children 34 Communities in Schools Bay Area, Inc. 83 Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. 83 Communities in Schools-Baytown Inc. 83 The Conservation Fund A Nonprofit Corporation 53 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 8, 15 Council for Adult and Experiential Learning 87 Country Playhouse 17 Covenant House Texas 75 Crime Stoppers of Houston, Inc. 88 Crisis Intervention of Houston Incorporated 78 Crossroads Community Partnership for Youth Inc. 84 Cypress Creek Fine Art Association 15 Czech Cultural and Community Center 22 Da Camera Society of Texas 18 Dance Houston 15 Dance of Asian America 18 Daya Inc. 81 DePelchin Children’s Center 81, 82 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA Greater Houston 64 Dominic Walsh Dance Theater 18 Dress for Success Houston 86, 87 Ducks Unlimited Inc. 52 Earthen Vessels Inc. dba Sandra Organ Dance Company 15 The Education Foundation of Harris County 83 Education Pioneers Inc. 33 El Centro de Corazon 64 Elves & More 83 Ensemble Theater 18 Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated 47, 51 Environmental Integrity Project 51 Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services 65 Executive Service Corps of Houston Inc. 90


Houston Ballet Foundation 18 Houston Baptist University 36 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 19 Houston Center for Photography 16 Houston Chamber Choir 19 Houston Community Health Centers Inc. 65 Houston Compass Inc. 70, 77 Houston Eye Associates Foundation 65 Houston Festival Foundation Inc. 22 Houston Food Bank 75 Houston Friends of Chamber Music Inc. 19 Houston Grand Opera Association, Inc. 16 Houston Hispanic Forum 35 Houston Hospice 65 Houston Humane Society 55 Houston Independent School District Foundation 35 Houston International Dance Coalition 19 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Inc. 84 Houston Masterworks Chorus, Inc. 16 Houston Metropolitan Dance Center Inc. 19 Houston Museum District Association 25 Houston Museum of African American Culture 22 Houston Museum of Natural Science 22 Houston Music Hall Foundation 19 Houston Parks Board 51 Houston Public Library Foundation 25 Houston READ Commission 86 Houston Repertoire Ballet 19 Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition 81 Houston Symphony Society 19 Houston Tomorrow 54 Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. 77 Houston Wilderness Inc. 53 Houston Young Artist’s Concert 16 Houston Youth Symphony & Ballet 16 Houston Zoo, Inc. 2, 22 Houston-Harris County Immunization Registry Inc. 63 Human Rights Campaign Foundation 83 Humble Area Assistance Ministries 75 Ibn Sina Foundation Inc. 65 ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA Inc. 52 Independent Arts Collaborative 25 Inprint Inc. 19 Institute for Productivity in Education 33 Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Texas 22 InterActive Theater Company 19 Interfaith CarePartners, Inc. 71, 80 Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston 80 Jazz Education Inc. 19

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Express Theatre 18 Family Promise of Montgomery County Inc. 75 The Forge for Families Inc. 83 Fort Bend Family Health Center, Inc. 58, 65 Fort Bend Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels & Much Much More Inc. 80 FotoFest Inc. 12, 18 The Foundation for Jones Hall 22 Foundation for Modern Music Inc. 18 Foundation for the Retarded 79 Fourth Ward Clinic 65 Freneticore 15 Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges 44, 53 Fundacion Latino Americana Contra El Sida Inc. 63 The Furniture Bank 75 Galveston Arts Center Inc. 18 Galveston Bay Foundation 52 Galveston County Economic Alliance Foundation Inc. 87 Galveston Historical Foundation Inc. 23 Genesys Works 73, 87 Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston 18 Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston 68, 84 Glasstire 15 Greater East End Management District 49, 54 Greater Houston Community Foundation 75 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance 23 Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition 51 Gulf Coast - A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts 18 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Inc. 53 Gulf Coast Chapter National Railway Historical Society, Inc. 24 Harmony House Inc. 63 Harris County Children’s Protective Services Fund 84 Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council 72, 82 Harris County Healthcare Alliance 54, 59, 63, 66 Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston 65 Heritage Society 24 HITS Theatre 15 Holocaust Museum Houston 22 HomeAid America Inc. 75 Hope Stone, Inc. 15 House of Amos Inc. 75 Houston A+ Challenge 30, 34 Houston Achievement Place 84 Houston Advanced Research Center 52, 54 Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 53 Houston Area Parkinson Society 79 Houston Area Women’s Center 82 Houston Arts Alliance 22, 25 Houston Audubon Society 53

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Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program 36, 38-43 Jewish Community Center of Houston 16 Jewish Family Service 80 John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science 23 Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc. 85 Katy ARTreach 11, 16 Katy Christian Ministries 75 Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center 16 Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation 85 Kids Hope USA Inc. 83 Krist Samaritan Center for Counseling and Education 66 Lawndale Art and Performance Center 19 Lee College 20 Legacy Community Health Services Inc. 65 Literacy Advance of Houston, Inc. 86 Literacy Volunteers of Fort Bend County Inc. 86 Local Infant Formula for Emergencies Inc. 75 Local Initiatives Support Corporation 88 Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. 82 Main Street Theater at Autry House 20 Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Incorporated 23 The Masquerade Theatre 20 Memorial Assistance Ministries Inc. 76 Memorial Hermann Foundation 66 Menil Foundation Inc. 16 The Menninger Clinic Foundation 79 Mental Health America of Greater Houston Inc. 63 The Mercury Baroque Ensemble 20 Methodist Hospital Foundation 61, 66 Mexican Institute of Greater Houston, Inc. 86 Mid-America Arts Alliance 25 Miller Theatre Advisory Board Inc. 20 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance 77 Montgomery County Youth Services Inc. 85 Montrose Counseling Center, Inc. 60, 65 Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts 23 Museum of Cultural Arts Houston 23 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 16 Museum of Printing History 24 Music in Context 20 Musiqa 16 My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center 76 Nameless Sound 20 NAMI Gulf Coast 79 National Academy of Sciences 55 National Association of Latino Elected Officials Naleo Education Fund 89 National Audubon Society Inc. 53 National Center for Higher Education Management Systems 28

National Council on Teacher Quality 29, 34 National Society to Prevent Blindness 63 National Wildlife Federation 52 The Nature Conservancy of Texas 53 The Nature Discovery Center Inc. 53 Nehemiah Center Inc. 84 Neighborhood Centers Inc. 80, 86, 88 Network of Behavioral Health Providers Inc. 66 New Hope Housing Inc. 88 Northwest Assistance Ministries 76 Open Door Mission Foundation 77 Opera in the Heights 10, 20 Orange Show Foundation 20 Palmer Drug Abuse Program-Houston Inc. 78 Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 76 Partners for Harris County Children Inc. 82 Partners for Livable Communities Inc. 25 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. 65 Posse Foundation 35 Prairie View A&M University 36 Prison Entrepreneurship Program 86 Progressive Forum 89 Project Row Houses 16 Pro-Vision Ministries Inc. 85 Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. 48, 51 Reach Unlimited, Inc. 79 Reasoning Mind Inc. 26, 36 Rebuilding Together Houston 80 Resolve It Inc. 85 Rice University, see William Marsh Rice University River Oaks Chamber Orchestra 16 River Performing and Visual Arts Center 79 The Rose 66 Row House Community Development 88 Rubber Colon An Art Mob 23 The Salvation Army 76 Sam Houston State University 24 San Jacinto Museum of History Association 24 San Jose Clinic 65 Scenic Texas Inc. 55 Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless 76, 77 Several Dancers Core 20 SHAPE Community Center Inc. 88 Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller 24 Society for the Performing Arts 21, 23 South Central Houston Action Council Inc. 56, 66 South County Community Clinic 66 Southeast Area Ministries 76 Southwest Alternate Media Project Inc. 21


US Foundation for the Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology 85 US Green Building Council Greater Houston Area Chapter 53 Village Learning Center Inc. 79 Virtuosi of Houston 17 VN Teamwork 77 Voices Breaking Boundaries 21 Volunteer Houston 90 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest 80 Volunteers of America Texas, Inc. 76 Waller Assistance & Restoration Ministries Inc. 77 Wesley Community Center, Inc. 78 Westside Homeless Partnership 77 William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity 34 William Marsh Rice University 33, 36, 51, 55, 89 The Women’s Home 78 Women’s Resource of Greater Houston 88 Wonderworks 83 Workshop Houston 85 World Affairs Council of Houston 89 Writers in the Schools 17 YES Prep Public Schools Inc. 34 Young Audiences Inc. of Houston 17 Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Houston Area 64, 83 Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy 85

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Spacetaker 21 SPARK 51 Spaulding for Children 82 Spay-Neuter Assistance Program Inc. 55 Spring Branch Community Health Center 66 Spring Branch Independent School District 23 St. Vincent’s House 76 Stages Inc. 21 Star of Hope Mission 76 Student Conservation Association Inc. 53 Tahirih Justice Center 82 Talento Bilingüe de Houston 23 Tamina Community Center 83 Target Hunger 76 Teach for America Inc. 34 Texans Together Education Fund 88 Texas A&M Foundation 24 Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts 21 Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System 52 Texas Appleseed 80 Texas Charter Schools Association 33 Texas Council on Family Violence Incorporated 82 Texas Folklife Resources 23 Texas Heart Institute 67 Texas Institute for Education Reform 33 Texas Land Conservancy 54 Texas Low Income Housing Information Service 90 Texas Medical Center Orchestra 21 Texas One Voice A Collaborative for Health & Human Services 90 Texas Southern University 35, 89 Texas State Historical Association 24 Texas State History Museum Foundation 24 Texas Woman’s University 82 Theater LaB Houston 21 Theatre Under The Stars Inc. 21 Travesty Dance Group 21 Trees for Houston 6, 54 The Trust for Public Land 54 Turtle Island Restoration Network 54 United States Veterans Initiative 76 United Way of Greater Houston 90 University of Houston 17, 21, 34, 35, 52 University of Houston Clear Lake 17, 24, 28 The University of Texas at Austin 31, 35 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 84 The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 64 Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Inc. 87 Urban Harvest Inc. 55

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