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essential information. smarter decisions. powerful change. Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). We offer the most flexible and “tax-advantaged” way to give to the community. Founded in 1995 by the Greater Houston Partnership

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Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF)

We offer the most flexible and “tax-advantaged” way to give to the community.

  • Founded in 1995 by the Greater Houston Partnership
  • A tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Houston
  • Ten person full-time staff
  • Very active local board of directors

What GHCF Offers

Donor Advised Funds

A “Charitable Savings Account” in donor’s name

  • Tax benefits, Confidentiality, Simplicity, Efficiency, Recognition, Flexibility, Legacy

Agency Endowments

  • Cost Effective, Professional Money Management, Simplified Administrative Duties, Possible Added Protection from Agency Creditors

Grants Made through GHCF

  • 477 donor advised funds
  • $190 million in assets under management
  • $27 million in grants made in 2005
  • Cumulative grants of over $127 million
  • 100% of funds are donor directed

What We Know About Today’s Donor

  • Wants better evaluative information
  • Uses online resources for other sectors
  • Wants to make strategic grants
  • Number of grant applications received has grown substantially
  • Different donors want different kinds of information about nonprofits

DonorEdge Provides Value for Donors

  • Online format provides constant accessibility
  • Standardized template makes it easy to understand
  • Search capabilities help donors target specific causes
  • Establishes benchmarks of nonprofit performance

What We Know About the Nonprofit Sector

  • There are nearly 800,000 charities today - - about twice as many as in 1990
  • Resources to support nonprofits have not kept pace
  • Requirements similar to Sarbanes-Oxley for nonprofits being considered in Congress

DonorEdgeProvidesValue for Nonprofits

  • A way to reach more donors
  • Increased visibility for programs
  • A way to identify prospective collaborative partners and identify gaps in services
  • Can lead to the acceptance of one dataset by donors

A comprehensive resource designed to make the connection between donors and non-profits easier, more strategic and

user friendly

donoredge partners
DonorEdge Partners
  • Houston Endowment, Inc.
  • The Fondren Foundation
  • The Cockrell Foundation
  • Rusty and Paula Walter Family Fund
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • The Cullen Foundation
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities
  • Hobby Family Foundation
  • David Weekley Family Fund
  • Duke Energy
  • J. Michael and Patricia Solar Family Fund
nonprofit selection
Nonprofit Selection
  • Phase I – 2005 - 2008
    • Harris County
    • $100,000 revenue and above
    • 1500 nonprofits in Harris County qualify
  • Phase II – Target of 2009
    • Expand to surrounding counties
access to donoredge profile
Access to DonorEdge Profile
  • Organized Giving Programs
    • Private Foundations
    • Corporate Contributions Staff
    • Donors with funds at GHCF
  • General Public

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