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Understanding Houston

To learn more about important community needs, visit Understanding Houston is a collaborative initiative led by the Greater Houston Community Foundation to empower us all with the information we need to act — individually and collectively — to build a Houston region that provides everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential. brings together disparate data across the three most populous counties (Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery) to provide an accessible, one-stop platform for understanding key quality of life issues for the Houston region.


Helpful Resources




Black Philanthropy Houston


Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table


Overcoming the Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding


Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?

How Philanthropy Can Support Racial Equity

The Importance Of Funding Leaders Of Color To Build Equity And Justice

11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism


The Danger of a Single Story

Racism Has a Cost for Everyone

Decolonizing Wealth

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