During this historic and important time of reflection in our country, Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) is taking action to elevate awareness around equity and racial justice. There is much work to do and we are beginning a more intentional journey of listening, learning, and creating meaningful change. To that end, we are excited to present the Greater Houston Community Foundation Giving Guide of Houston Black-led Organizations.
The GHCF Giving Guide was created thanks to the support of many leaders in the philanthropic community and GHCF team research. Thank you to everyone that contributed and reviewed this list of Black-led organizations, including Black Philanthropy Houston and the many nonprofit and foundation leaders that are leading this important discussion around racial equity.
In particular, we want to honor and uplift the following
individuals and organizations for their valuable contributions.
LaTanya Flix, Black Philanthropy Houston
Brandi Holmes, Imaginoir Equity Group
Kelli King-Jackson, The Simmons Foundation
Ryan Smith, The Brown Foundation
Cleve V. Tinsley IV, Imaginoir Equity Group
Ann Ziker, The Brown Foundation
The purpose of the GHCF Giving Guide is to share information and raise awareness in the philanthropic community, particularly with GHCF donors, around how they can support Black-led organizations serving communities in Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery counties. Within this guide, we are defining Black-led organizations as organizations that are led by Black CEOs or Executive Directors. However, we humbly acknowledge that this guide, and how we have defined Black-led organizations, does not fully recognize all of the impactful work that supports Houston’s local Black communities. It is our goal that this guide will be an additive resource to the incredible work being done in the philanthropic community and, ultimately, help increase giving to Black-led organizations over time.
Since launching the guide on November 12, 2020, we have engaged in conversations with several community leaders—some positive and some critical—which have informed how the Foundation will continue to evolve this website. Greater Houston Community Foundation will continue to listen and learn so that we may realize our best intentions to support Houston’s Black communities.
Inclusion in the GHCF Giving Guide of Houston Black-Led Organizations is not a guarantee for funding from Greater Houston Community Foundation or its donors.
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