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Greater Houston Community Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of the greater houston community foundation (ghcf) is expanding philanthropic impact by connecting donors to the causes they care about, providing excellent stewardship of assets entrusted to us, and convening resources to address important community needs. Through donor advised funds, field of interest funds, designated funds, giving circles, scholarship and other funds established by individuals and corporations, ghcf makes grants to other nonprofit organizations that provide a variety of services to their communities. Donors to these funds are provided with educational opportunities related to philanthropy and community needs. A database of nonprofits is maintained for the benefit of ghcf donors and the community at large. Ghcf has provided a neutral platform from which to facilitate collaborative efforts to address specific needs in the community.

Programs: Human services: disbursed 4,210 grants to various organizations to support human service programs and organizations serving community needs, of which 142 grants totaling $63,054,075 were for disaster relief efforts relating to hurricane harvey.

health: disbursed 1,284 grants to support medical research, community health programs, fellowships, and other programs in hospitals and other medical institutions.

public benefit: disbursed 1,492 grants to various organizations and projects for the public benefit.

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