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General Why

Wealth and income are closely linked to overall quality of life

Black households in Houston’s three most populous counties earn 50% less per year than White residents
Economic gaps create barriers in accessing safe housing, high-quality education, health care, social justice and other tools for opportunity
26% of Black residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 47% of White Houstonians
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The Fund is committed to taking actions that encourage equitable systems of change within our communities.  We select and fund organizations closely aligned to our four core focus areas: 

Additional statistics

  • Houston is one of the five most economically segregated cities in the United States
  • Black households in Houston’s three most populous counties earn 50% less per year than White residents
  • Black people account for less than 8% of core IT workers in the U.S.
  • 26% of Black residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 47% of White Houstonians
  • Less than 2% of Houston’s philanthropic dollars go to cultural institutions of color

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