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 2020, the Kinder Foundation has granted nearly $444 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
  • 2027
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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000

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

Category Allocation
Education $ 16,012,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 14,750,000
Quality of Life 13,675,000
Total—All Categories $ 44,437,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ 3585000
Parks and Green Space Projects 20000000
Quality of Life 5605000
Total—All Categories $ 29,190,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ 1,600,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 6,000,000
Quality of Life 500,000
Total—All Categories $ 8,100,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ 1,100,000
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,200,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 3,300,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ -
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,200,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 2,200,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ -
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,200,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 2,200,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ -
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,200,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 2,200,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
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 $ -
Parks and Green Space Projects 2,200,000
Quality of Life -
Total—All Categories $ 2,200,000
Total—All Years (excluding pledges) $ 350,373,000
Total—All Years $ 443,967,000
Approved future payments

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