Houston Endowment

Established in 1937 by Jesse and Mary Gibbs Jones to help the greater Houston community prosper and thrive, the Houston Endowment grew rapidly and has granted more than $1.4 billion ($2.5 billion in current dollars) to date. Providing more than $67 million in 2011 grants to support a wide variety of initiatives in education, human services (including economic development and affordable housing), health, arts and culture, and the environment, the foundation focuses on a creating stronger communities through a multi-faceted approach.

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