Financials

The Kinder Foundation’s mission is to enable the Greater Houston community to flourish by providing sizable, impactful gifts to projects dedicated primarily to three key areas: urban green space, education and quality of life issues. The family foundation is funded solely by Rich and Nancy Kinder.

As of January 2022, the Kinder Foundation has given more than $452.7 million in gifts. See below a summary of these gifts. To view the Kinder Foundation’s annual tax returns (IRS Form 990-PF, PDF), click on the corresponding year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Gift Totals by Year

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Gift Totals by Category

  • 1996–2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Category Allocation
Education $ 2,293,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 5,299,000
Quality of Life 11,542,000
Total—All Categories $ 19,134,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 250,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 5,175,000
Quality of Life 1,992,000
Total—All Categories $ 7,417,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 681,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 1,030,000
Quality of Life 1,646,000
Total—All Categories $ 3,357,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 942,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 934,000
Quality of Life 3,719,000
Total—All Categories $ 5,595,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 3,781,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 1,078,000
Quality of Life 3,366,000
Total—All Categories $ 8,225,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 4,428,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,647,000
Quality of Life 3,532,000
Total—All Categories $ 10,607,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 9,520,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 9,692,000
Quality of Life 4,397,000
Total—All Categories $ 23,609,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 4,753,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 13,245,000
Quality of Life 14,717,000
Total—All Categories $ 32,715,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 5,884,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 22,105,000
Quality of Life 14,162,000
Total—All Categories $ 42,151,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 8,549,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 8,797,000
Quality of Life 14,072,000
Total—All Categories $ 31,417,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 8,713,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 8,172,000
Quality of Life 22,467,000
Total—All Categories $ 39,352,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 20,491,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 12,839,000
Quality of Life 5,658,000
Total—All Categories $ 38,988,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 12,306,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 16,851,000
Quality of Life 10,125,000
Total—All Categories $ 39,282,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 15,429,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 23,082,000
Quality of Life 10,014,000
Total—All Categories $ 48,524,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 16,157,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 15,633,000
Quality of Life 18,830,000
Total—All Categories $ 50,620,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000
Category Allocation
Education $ 7,358,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 34,962,000
Quality of Life 9,569,000
Total—All Categories $ 51,889,000
Total—All Years $ 452,883,000