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 2021, the Kinder Foundation has granted more than $468 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, 2018, 2019.

Grant Totals by Year

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Grant Totals by Category

  • 1996–2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2026
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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 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) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 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) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 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) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 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) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 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) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

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 (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 16,157,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 15,394,000
Quality of Life 18,830,000
Total—All Categories $ 50,381,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 3,890,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 26,366,000
Quality of Life 4,486,000
Total—All Categories $ 34,742,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,625,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 12,651,000
Quality of Life 585,000
Total—All Categories $ 14,861,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 1,125,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 5,700,000
Quality of Life 460,000
Total—All Categories $ 7,285,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 25,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 6,700,000
Quality of Life 200,000
Total—All Categories $ 6,925,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 25,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,700,000
Quality of Life 200,000
Total—All Categories $ 2,925,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.

Category Allocation
Education $ 25,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 700,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 725,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 400,754,000
Total—All Years $ 468,217,000
Approved future payments

This overview reflects the Foundation's future commitments as of January 2020 and will be updated annually on this website.