Grants

The Brown Foundation, Inc. has distributed more than $1.7 billion in grants in Houston and across the state of Texas over its nearly 70-year history. Since inception, the Foundation has helped to build and sustain institutions that make Houston a world-class city, from leading educational institutions to renowned medical facilities to a vibrant arts ecosystem. Our mission today continues the vision set forth by the founders.

GRANTS MADE SINCE INCEPTION
Throughout our history, The Brown Foundation, Inc. has placed highest priority on grants to education and the arts, with nearly $1.2 billion distributed in these program areas since our founding in 1951.
8%
Human Services
$145,896,571
GRANTS MADE IN MOST FISCAL YEAR
In our Fiscal Year 2019, the Foundation distributed more than $70 million in grants to over 250 unique nonprofit organizations.
31%
Arts & Culture
$21,722,783
TOTAL GRANTS MADE EACH YEAR
The Brown Foundation’s investment strategy has achieved sustained growth, enabling us to increase the grant funds distributed to the community over time. We also commit to a lean cost structure to maximize funds dedicated to our mission. Together, these strategies have allowed the Foundation’s grantmaking capacity to grow significantly over time.
View our most recent annual report to view more financial information.