kinder foundation — News and Press Releases

Date Title/Source Organization Category
06-03-2024 How the Philanthropy of Nancy and Rich Kinder Has Shaped Houston — Houstonia , ,
05-22-2024 Award-Winning Design Firm Selected to Lead Historic Renovation of Houston’s MacGregor Park
05-17-2024 Landscape architect shares vision for MacGregor Park’s $54 million renovation plan — Houston Chronicle
04-23-2024 Kinder Foundation Makes Fifth Consecutive $1 Million Gift to United Way
02-01-2024 Persons of the Year – Philanthropy: Richard Kinder — InTown Magazine , ,
01-31-2024 THREE HOUSTON-AREA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL SYSTEMS RECEIVE NOTABLE GRANTS FROM KINDER FOUNDATION FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
12-13-2023 MacGregor Park, an iconic space in Houston, due for a $54 million renovation — Houston Chronicle
12-13-2023 Kinder Foundation makes catalyst gift of $27M for MacGregor Park’s $54M transformation — Houston Business Journal
12-13-2023 Historic MacGregor Park to Receive Long-Planned Improvements Based on Community Feedback
11-06-2023 Tall Stories 382: Memorial Park, Houston — The Urbanist
11-03-2023 BANF ANNOUNCES ‘HOUSTON CULTURAL TREASURES’: 11 LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED $5 MILLION IN FUNDING
10-07-2023 Houston deserves better parks. Here’s how to pay for them. (Opinion) — Houston Chronicle
10-04-2023 Trees For Houston opens new Kinder Campus with official ribbon cutting ceremony and sneak peek of the building
10-02-2023 Trees for Houston opens new, $9M campus in Garden Oaks — Houston Chronicle
09-29-2023 Houston residents willing to pay more for city parks, Rice Kinder Institute survey shows
09-25-2023 TWELVE HOUSTON EDUCATORS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS KINDER EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
09-20-2023 SPARK announces 40th year celebration with $10 million campaign to build/ “reSPARK” 40 school parks in four years in the Greater Houston area
08-04-2023 The Rebirth of Houston’s Giant but Ailing Memorial Park — Metropolis
06-13-2023 Houston-area organization invests $6 million for ‘under-recognized’ and ‘underfunded’ artists of color — Houston Public Media
04-04-2023 Oral history: How the Eldorado Ballroom’s rich past inspired its $10 million renovation — Houston Landing
03-29-2023 Third Ward’s historic Eldorado Building reopens after $9.7 million restoration — Houston Chronicle ,
03-07-2023 Maggie Gordon: Two-day walk along Buffalo Bayou East reveals need for community connection — Houston Landing
03-06-2023 New amenities advance at Willow Waterhole as talks continue over adjacent music venue — Community Impact
02-24-2023 Kinder Foundation grants $2M to create Discovery Green endowment — Houston Business Journal
02-24-2023 Kinder Foundation Initiates an Endowment Fund for Discovery Green®
02-18-2023 Little-known Halls Bayou to transform with nearly 600-tree reforestation effort — Houston Chronicle
02-03-2023 Three Houston Parks Team Up To Bring Back Jazzy Sundays In The Parks , ,
02-01-2023 HOUSTON LANDING LAUNCHES TODAY WITH A STORIED CEO AT THE HELM OF INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT NEWSROOM BACKED BY LEADING PHILANTHROPIES
12-16-2022 Founders’ keepers — MIZZOU Magazine
11-01-2022 Kinder Institute to expand constitutional democracy program with $25M donation — Columbia Missourian
10-31-2022 BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM TO EXPAND AND EXTEND ITS IMPACT WITH $13 MILLION CAMPAIGN
09-26-2022 TWELVE HOUSTON EDUCATORS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS KINDER EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
09-26-2022 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Announces Kinder Foundation’s $100M Catalyst Gift to Accelerate Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan
09-25-2022 Houston philanthropists Nancy & Rich Kinder give $100 million to expand Buffalo Bayou Park eastward — Houston Chronicle
09-23-2022 Meet the couple behind Houston’s $281M transformation through new park amenities and green spaces — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
09-23-2022 $50M Kinder Foundation grant will expand Kinder Institute’s work to solve challenges facing Houston
09-23-2022 Kinder Foundation gives Rice University institute $50 million grant — Houston Chronicle
08-03-2022 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Unveils New Cleanup Boat
05-09-2022 New segment of Sims Bayou Greenway now complete and open — Houston Chronicle
04-30-2022 Project Row Houses Announces Rehabilitation and Renovation of Historic Eldorado Ballroom
04-28-2022 Historic Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward set to be restored — Houston Public Media
04-17-2022 How a Houston flood control project bloomed into a greenspace with trails, fishing pier and dog park — Houston Chronicle
04-14-2022 Trees For Houston breaks ground on new Kinder Campus in Oak Forest, greatly expanding its capacity to serve the Houston community
03-28-2022 EASTBOUND MEMORIAL DRIVE TUNNELS NOW OPEN TO ONE-WAY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
03-28-2022 Memorial Park eastbound tunnel opens to traffic — KHOU-TV
03-28-2022 Memorial Park tunnels open to eastbound drivers, marking new milestone in park’s transformation — Houston Chronicle
03-24-2022 Kinder Foundation gives $1.3M to James Beard nominee’s Houston nonprofit — Houston Business Journal
03-24-2022 KINDER FOUNDATION GIFTS LOCAL NON-PROFIT, LUCILLE’S 1913, OVER $1.3 MILLION TO EXPAND FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER
03-23-2022 First phase of Memorial Drive tunnels set to open — Houston Business Journal
02-05-2022 Houstonians and their pets join Nancy and Rich Kinder for Memorial Park Land Bridge preview party — Houston Chronicle
01-26-2022 120 Arts Groups Serving Greater Houston’s Communities of Color Awarded A Combined $2 Million in Grants from the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund
01-19-2022 Houston philanthropies invest $20M to launch nonprofit news outlet — Houston Chronicle
01-19-2022 Local Coalition to Launch Nonprofit Newsroom in Houston
12-03-2021 Houston’s billionaire benefactors gift another $1 million to citywide charity — CultureMap
12-02-2021 As Community Needs Grow, Nancy and Rich Kinder Make Third Consecutive $1 Million Gift to United Way of Greater Houston Annual Campaign
12-01-2021 Rice University has named a new director at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research — Houston Public Media
11-01-2021 Trails, amenities, expansion planned for Willow Waterhole Greenway in 2022-23, conservancy group announces — Community Impact
11-01-2021 WILLOW WATERHOLE GREENSPACE CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT WILLOW WATERHOLE GREENWAY TRAILS AND AMENITIES
10-26-2021 Houston edtech nonprofit grows its technology with $440K grant from Kinder Foundation — InnovationMap
09-29-2021 Houston Resettlement Agencies Raising $8.5 Million To Help Resettle Afghan Evacuees — Houston Public Media
09-27-2021 Four Houston Refugee Resettlement Agencies Form Collaborative to Raise $8.5 Million for Houston Afghan Resettlement Efforts
09-23-2021 New initiative to invest over $10M supporting artists of color in Houston — Houston Chronicle
06-14-2021 Meet Patra Isaac, a 40 Under 40 honoree who works to unite education and nonprofit endeavors — Houston Business Journal
04-22-2021 Trees For Houston announces plans for new, permanent campus, expanding capacity to serve constituents
02-25-2021 KINDER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION MATCH DONATION TO HOUSTON FOOD BANK TO SUPPORT WINTER STORM URI RELIEF
02-25-2021 Kinder Foundation donates $1M to Houston Food Bank for winter storm relief — Houston Business Journal
02-01-2021 Houston philanthropists donate $5 million to SPARK Park effort — Houston Chronicle
01-13-2021 SPARK PARKS INCREASE PARK ACCESS IN HOUSTON: Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation lead support to expand park equity
12-21-2020 During Time of Unprecedented Community Need, Nancy and Rich Kinder Make $1 Million Gift to United Way of Greater Houston Annual Campaign
12-21-2020 Kinders gift $1M to United Way of Greater Houston — Houston Business Journal
12-10-2020 Lucille’s 1913, Kinder Foundation and Emancipation Park Conservancy Join Forces to Provide 5000 Holiday Meals for Third Ward Residents on Dec. 23
12-10-2020 Lucille’s partnership provides holiday meals to 1,000 Third Ward families — Houston Chronicle
09-27-2020 How the Kinder Foundation makes parks happen — Houston Chronicle ,
09-15-2020 MFAH Announces Details of Inaugural Installations in Its New Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Opening to the Public Saturday, November 21
08-20-2020 Discovery Green receives a $12 million upgrade and a glowing gateway — Houston Chronicle
08-06-2020 Houston City Council approves $20 million rent relief program — Defender Network
08-05-2020 ‘An audacious idea’: Construction begins on Memorial Park land bridge — Houston Chronicle
08-05-2020 Houston adds $20 million to its rent relief program — Houston Chronicle
07-31-2020 Mayor Turner Announces Second Rental Relief Program for Houstonians Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
07-31-2020 City of Houston creates $19M rental assistance program. Here’s what you need to know — KPRC Channel 2
07-16-2020 Memorial Park unveils the highly anticipated, 100-acre Eastern Glades — Houston Chronicle
05-05-2020 KINDER FOUNDATION GIFTS $1 MILLION TO HOUSTON FOOD BANK TO FEED HOUSTONIANS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 ,
05-05-2020 Houston Food Bank receives $1 million gift from Kinder Foundation — Houston Chronicle ,
04-17-2020 Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas — Office of the Texas Governor
03-09-2020 SPARK receives $5 million from Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation to build and improve parks at 30 Houston-area schools ,
02-28-2020 Houston Couple’s $1 Million Gift Pushes United Way Philanthropy to New Level in Bayou City — PaperCity
02-28-2020 Houston 2030 — Houston CityBook ,
02-17-2020 Bayou Greenways project nears the end with Bun B and a bike parade — Houston Chronicle
02-06-2020 Massive $220 Million Green Project Aims to Make Houston More Beautiful — and Less Car Dependent — PaperCity
01-15-2020 MFAH announces the opening date for its new Kinder Building — Houston Chronicle
01-15-2020 Kinder Foundation names Patra Brannon-Isaac as Director of Education
01-13-2020 United Way of Greater Houston Establishes New Luminary Leadership Giving Level with $1 Million Lead Gift from Rich and Nancy Kinder
01-13-2020 Money Monday: Kinders give $1M; Several Houston cos. make M&A deals — Houston Business Journal
12-17-2019 Lights, Dragons, Action: Get Ready for MFAH’s Kinder Building Next Fall — Houston Press
12-17-2019 Uptown Houston President John Breeding talks transit, infrastructure and the pedestrian experience — Houston Chronicle
12-13-2019 Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment — Barrons
12-09-2019 Does Charity Still Start at Home? Exploring the State of Place-Based Giving — Inside Philanthropy , ,
11-20-2019 Rich Kinder’s foundation gives major university $10M to fund new degrees — Houston Business Journal
11-12-2019 MU celebrates $10 million donation to Kinder Institute — Columbia Daily Tribune
11-12-2019 Gift will expand MU constitutional democracy degrees — Columbia Missourian
11-06-2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces 7 Site-Specific Installations — New York Times
10-25-2019 Nonprofit behind Buffalo Bayou Park plans its next project in east Houston — Houston Business Journal
10-16-2019 New theater, Discovery Green offer HSPVA students more exposure — Houston Chronicle , ,
10-15-2019 How Houston’s Bayou Trails Are Designed To Flood — Houston Public Media
10-07-2019 Spring Woods High School teacher awarded big money for extra efforts — Houston Chronicle
09-30-2019 Kinder Foundation Honors Twelve Exceptional Houston-Area School Teachers
08-08-2019 Construction on Montrose Center’s Senior Living Facility Now Underway — Outsmart Magazine
07-12-2019 Steven Holl’s Kinder Building Tops Out — Arch Daily
07-11-2019 Good Reason Houston Awarded $20 Million in Grants from Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation to Increase the Number of Students in High-Performing Public Schools in Houston
06-28-2019 Building Boom: Multimillion-dollar park renovations spark development along Allen Parkway — Houston Business Journal
06-04-2019 Aldine turn-around plan could mean replacing staff, longer days at two schools — Houston Chronicle
05-08-2019 Study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective in overcoming ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma — EurekAlert!
04-01-2019 Downtown’s Discovery Green blooms with prestigious statewide honor — CultureMap
03-25-2019 Report: Close To Half A Million Harris County Residents Live In Units At Risk Of Flooding — Houston Public Media
02-26-2019 Buffalo Bayou Park Named as Finalist for Design Award — Architectural Digest
02-22-2019 Beloved urban Houston park blooms with national design award nomination — CultureMap
02-15-2019 Houston’s home for future superstars debuts dramatic new center — CultureMap
02-14-2019 Houston’s Most Dramatic New School Opens With Curtain Raising Performances Worthy of $88.3 Million Project — PaperCity
02-13-2019 Record crowds attend Memorial Park Conservancy’s “Picnic for the Park” at the Forest Club — Houston Chronicle
02-12-2019 New Memorial Park Master Plan Gets a Forest Club Boost — PaperCity
02-07-2019 Changes signal new directions at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — Houston Chronicle
02-07-2019 Discovery Green launches $12 million renovation — Houston Chronicle
02-07-2019 Houston’s Showcase Downtown Park is Getting a $12 Million Makeover — a New Discovery Green is Coming — PaperCity
01-15-2019 Restoration of historic John Biggers mural underway — Houston Chronicle
12-17-2018 Third Ward nonprofit gets new leadership, state recognition and Kinder grant — Houston Chronicle
12-17-2018 Emancipation Economic Development Council Announces Major State Recognition, New Leadership and Funding for Community Initiatives
12-14-2018 Opinion: Landscape architecture in 2018 provided a bold vision for our shared built environment — Dezeen.com
10-25-2018 At the MFAH, a New Center for Conservation — Houstonia Magazine
10-25-2018 Museum Fine Arts, Houston Completes Phase 2 Of Its $450M Campus Redevelopment Project — Forbes
10-24-2018 The Greening of Houston: Q&A with Park Visionary Guy Hagstette — Realty News Report , , ,
06-08-2018 News and Analysis: Kinder Foundation — The Chronicle of Philanthropy
06-06-2018 People in Business — Houston Chronicle
06-01-2018 Kinder Foundation names Sarah Newbery as Director of Parks
05-17-2018 HAMILTON Will Bring EduHam Program to Houston — Broadway World Houston
04-17-2018 A historic zoo gift in the city with the most robust “overall philanthropic culture” in the US — Inside Philanthropy
01-19-2018 New Houston nonprofit launching to address inequality in education — Houston Business Journal
12-22-2017 How Disaster Charity Can Pivot to Sustainable Philanthropy — New York Times ,
11-22-2017 Bayou City’s philanthropic legacy — Houston Chronicle , ,
11-20-2017 Rich Kinder tells all at record-breaking M.D. Anderson fundraiser — Houston Business Journal
11-20-2017 ‘A Conversation with A Living Legend’ reveals 5 things we didn’t know about Rich Kinder — CultureMap
11-12-2017 Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale — New York Times
09-19-2017 SPARK park improvements slated for west side school — Houston Chronicle
01-30-2017 A Changing Houston Puts Its Best Face Forward as Super Bowl Nears — Wall Street Journal
01-10-2017 Emancipation Park project gets additional $2 million — Houston Chronicle
01-05-2017 Pro-Vision announces $500,000 gift from the Kinder Foundation
12-29-2016 The time to start building Houston 2036 is now — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
10-31-2016 Stern and Marks: Philanthropy isn’t the answer to bad government — Houston Chronicle
07-14-2016 Despite a year of turmoil, University of Missouri is making progress — The Kansas City Star
02-04-2016 Former SBISD Leaders Announce New Career Transitions — Spring Branch ISD Online News Room
01-31-2016 People In the News – 01/31/2016 — Philanthropy News Digest
01-27-2016 Kinder Foundation adds top execs, finance team to leadership — Houston Business Journal
01-12-2012 The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Announces $5 Million Transformational Gift from the Kinder Foundation