Finance Department

Trust and Funds Management - The Houston Foundation

The Houston Foundation, founded in 1915, is a public trust providing financial assistance to new and existing programs which serve the humanitarian needs of the people of Houston. Through the generosity of Houstonians, the Foundation is an endowment to serve future generations.The Foundation typically provides funding and support for the disadvantaged. Such needs are in the following categories: Care of dependent and helpless children; Nursing the sick; Free bureau for securing employment; Humane treatment of children and animals; and Bureau for social service information.

The Board of Directors is composed of nine board members appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval. *The Board meets six times a year - in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Applications for funding requests may be downloaded here or picked up in person at:

City of Houston
The Houston Foundation
611 Walker, 11th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Attn: Trust and Funds Management Section
Tel: 832-393-9058

Submission deadlines for 2017: 

Submission Deadline: 23-Dec 2016 17-Feb 2017 14-Apr 2017 16-Jun 2017 18-Aug 2017 6-Oct 2017
Meeting Date: 23-Jan 2017 20-Mar 2017 15-May 2017 17-Jul 2017 18-Sep 2017 6-Nov 2017
Application submissions MUST be received via email, United States Postal Services, and/or other delivery services NO LATER THAN the submission deadline date. Completed applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the Board at the meeting dates noted.

Guidelines have been created to assist applicants with questions concerning the application and the request process. These proposed guidelines assist in reviewing the applications more efficiently and expeditiously. Any additional questions should be directed to the City's Trust and Funds Management staff.

Completed applications should be attached and submitted to Trust and Funds Management via email. After an application has been received, the Board will review all properly submitted requests and inform each organization of its decision through the Trust and Funds Management Staff. The review process can take up to 120 days from the time an application is submitted.

*Dates are subject to change without prior notice.