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.

Please include COVID 19 Plans with your Application for Funding Request. Please download application here. Any questions call 832.393.9134.

*Submission deadlines for 2022:
*Meeting Date:
11Dec. 2021
10 Jan. 2022
14 Feb. 2022
14 Mar. 2022
15 Apr. 2022
16 May 2022
10 Jun. 2022
11 Jul. 2022
12 Aug. 2022
12 Sep. 2022
7 Oct. 2022
7 Nov. 2022
9 Dec. 2022
9 Jan. 2023
Applications MUST be received via email, and/or other delivery services NO LATER THAN the submission deadline date.

Click Guidelines for information regarding the application and the request process. Any additional questions should be sent via email to

Completed applications should be submitted to email. After an application has been received, the Board will review the request and inform each organization of its decision. The review process can take up to 120 days from the time an application is submitted.

Please click on the link to see the organizations that has been approved by the Houston Foundation Board.


If previously awarded, in order to be considered for future funding, the “Report on Funding Award” must be completed and submitted via email to the Houston Foundation one year from the date of receiving a funding award letter. For example: received funding award letter dated November 5, 2018, the Report on Funding Award is on due November 6, 2019.

Any organization that submitted a funding request and was not awarded can reapply no sooner than one year from the date of the Board’s decision. For example: received a letter of non-award dated November 12, 2018, you can reapply or resubmit for funding no earlier than November 12, 2019.

*Dates are subject to change without prior notice.