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 2019, the Kinder Foundation has granted nearly $411 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, 2017.

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 5,293,000
Quality of Life 11,363,000
Total—All Categories $ 18,926,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 5,870,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 22,113,000
Quality of Life 14,113,000
Total—All Categories $ 42,096,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 8,499,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 8,797,000
Quality of Life 14,122,000
Total—All Categories $ 31,417,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 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) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 12,314,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 16,690,000
Quality of Life 10,125,000
Total—All Categories $ 39,130,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 10,574,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 22,243,000
Quality of Life 8,345,000
Total—All Categories $ 41,162,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 10,172,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 14,000,000
Quality of Life 6,005,000
Total—All Categories $ 30,177,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,670,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 19,000,000
Quality of Life 5,500,000
Total—All Categories $ 26,170,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,600,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 5,000,000
Quality of Life 5,000,000
Total—All Categories $ 11,600,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 301,638,000
Total—All Years $ 410,747,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2019 and will be updated annually on this website.