Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles


Dedicated to improving the quality of life of all people in Houston through sustained investments in high-performing education, healthcare, public service and arts organizations.


The Foundation is long-term oriented and envisions a Greater Houston region that grows even more caring, vibrant and robust with age.

Guiding Principles

  • Honors the entrepreneurial spirit and optimism of our Founder
  • Aims to increase access to opportunities for the underserved
  • Seeks ways to effect change at scale
  • Values critical thinking, an eagerness to improve and innovative approaches
  • Acts as both a catalyst and a collaborative community partner, giving time and thought leadership as well as grant dollars.