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 2018, the Kinder Foundation has granted $312 million in gifts and pledges. See below a summary of these gifts including multi-year commitments. To view the Kinder Foundation’s annual tax returns (IRS Form 990-PF, PDF), click on the corresponding year: 2015, 2016.

Grant Totals by Year

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Grant Totals by Category

  • 1998–2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
Category Allocation
Education $ 2,270,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 5,292,777
Quality of Life 11,363,119
Total—All Categories $ 18,926,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 631,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 1,030,000
Quality of Life 1,696,000
Total—All Categories $ 3,357,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 907,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 934,000
Quality of Life 3,754,000
Total—All Categories $ 5,595,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 3,757,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 985,000
Quality of Life 3,390,000
Total—All Categories $ 8,132,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 4,720,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 13,060,000
Quality of Life 15,233,000
Total—All Categories $ 33,013,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 5,820,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 22,113,000
Quality of Life 14,163,000
Total—All Categories $ 42,096,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 8,449,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 8,797,000
Quality of Life 14,171,000
Total—All Categories $ 31,417,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 19,739,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 12,797,000
Quality of Life 6,410,000
Total—All Categories $ 38,946,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 14,046,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 9,535,000
Quality of Life 4,562,000
Total—All Categories $ 28,142,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 3,713,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 8,310,000
Quality of Life 1,110,000
Total—All Categories $ 13,133,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 3,616,000
Parks and Green Space Projects -
Quality of Life 760,000
Total—All Categories $ 4,376,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,670,000
Parks and Green Space Projects -
Quality of Life 300,000
Total—All Categories $ 1,970,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,600,000
Parks and Green Space Projects -
Quality of Life 300,000
Total—All Categories $ 1,900,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 262,465,000
Total—All Years $ $311,987,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2017 and will be updated annually on this website.