Quality of Life — News and Press Releases

Date Title/Source Organization Category
06-03-2024 How the Philanthropy of Nancy and Rich Kinder Has Shaped Houston — Houstonia , ,
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 , ,
06-13-2023 Houston-area organization invests $6 million for ‘under-recognized’ and ‘underfunded’ artists of color — Houston Public Media
06-11-2023 Investment of $6 Million to Transform the Arts Landscape for Underrepresented and Underfunded Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color Artists in Houston Announced
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 ,
10-28-2022 Buffalo Soldiers National Museum continues telling history, sharing a legacy — 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
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
03-24-2022 Kinder Foundation gives $1.3M to James Beard nominee’s Houston nonprofit — Houston Business Journal
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
01-21-2022 Houston deserves a news ecosystem as big and bold as it is
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
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
09-21-2021 $2 Million in Grants for Communities of Color in Nine-County Greater Houston Region Announced by New Initiative, BIPOC Arts Network and Fund
07-04-2021 Houston Might Be the Most Exciting City for Art in the United States — Here’s What to See — Travel+Leisure
06-24-2021 The Law Harrington center is a small solution to a big problem. We’re going to need a lot more like it. — Urban Edge
06-21-2021 Law Harrington Senior Living Center in Third Ward offers affordable, ‘LGBTQ-affirming’ home for seniors — Houston Chronicle
05-24-2021 Houston museum highlights contributions of Latin American artists to 20th century art — PBS News Hour
02-25-2021 Kinder Foundation donates $1M to Houston Food Bank for winter storm relief — Houston Business Journal
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
11-21-2020 A Triumphant, User-Friendly Addition — Wall Street Journal
11-20-2020 Inside MFAH’s $476 million expansion, the nation’s largest cultural construction project in a decade — Houston Chronicle
11-16-2020 Steven Holl’s Luminous Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — Architectural Record
11-16-2020 Houston to Celebrate the Opening on Saturday, November 21, of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
11-15-2020 Take a look at what’s inside MFAH’s new Kinder Building — Houston Chronicle
10-23-2020 Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Is Proof That Everything Really Is Bigger In Texas — Town & Country Magazine
09-17-2020 Dazzling Glaze: Steven Holl Architects tames the harsh Houston glare with clever massing and opaque tubular glass — The Architect's Newspaper
09-16-2020 Here’s when you can visit MFAH’s new Kinder Building — 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
08-06-2020 Houston City Council approves $20 million rent relief program — Defender Network
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
05-18-2020 Houstonians are more positive than ever, Rice survey shows — Houston Chronicle
05-18-2020 Calm before COVID-19: 2020 Kinder Houston Area Survey reveals growing sense of solidarity, empathy ahead of pandemic
05-05-2020 Houston Food Bank receives $1 million gift from Kinder Foundation — Houston Chronicle ,
02-28-2020 Houston Couple’s $1 Million Gift Pushes United Way Philanthropy to New Level in Bayou City — PaperCity
01-23-2020 Beloved Houston philanthropists gift local organization with whopping $1 million check — CultureMap
01-23-2020 2019 Year in Review: Kinder Institute for Urban Research
01-15-2020 MFAH announces the opening date for its new Kinder Building — Houston Chronicle
01-15-2020 Museum of Fine Arts Houston sets opening date for final portion of $450M project — Houston Business Journal
01-14-2020 The 11 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2020 — Architectural Digest
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
11-27-2019 In the historic Third Ward, a fight for affordable housing [Opinion] — Houston Chronicle ,
11-07-2019 Hotly Anticipated New Kinder Building Set to Make an Arty Debut in Houston — Jigsaw Like Stunner is a Museum Game Changer — PaperCity
11-06-2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to Open Its Steven Holl–Designed Nancy and Rich Kinder Building in Fall 2020
11-06-2019 MFAH to open Kinder Building next fall — Houston Chronicle
11-06-2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces 7 Site-Specific Installations — New York Times
08-15-2019 LGBT seniors shouldn’t be forced back into closet. Houston housing plan is smart move. [Editorial] — Houston Chronicle
08-08-2019 Construction on Montrose Center’s Senior Living Facility Now Underway — Outsmart Magazine
08-06-2019 The Montrose Center Receives $1.5 Million from Kinder Foundation to Establish Senior Housing Complex in Third Ward
07-12-2019 Steven Holl’s Kinder Building Tops Out — Arch Daily
06-19-2019 Major component of Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s $450M transformation tops out — Houston Business Journal
06-07-2019 Museum of Fine Arts Houston director putting final brushstrokes on $450 million expansion — Houston Chronicle
06-05-2019 Houston Flood Czar: Stopping Development In 100-Year Floodplain “Not Going To Happen” — Houston Public Media
05-13-2019 Public concern about flooding ebbs in area, Kinder survey shows — Houston Chronicle
05-08-2019 Study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective in overcoming ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma — EurekAlert!
04-26-2019 After Harvey, we must change more than how we react to flood risk to thrive amid coming climate challenges — Houston Chronicle
04-16-2019 Rethinking Water Detention and Development Regulations in Greater Houston. — Houston Matters ,
04-16-2019 Reports: Development rules still fall short after Hurricane Harvey — Houston Chronicle
03-25-2019 Report: Close To Half A Million Harris County Residents Live In Units At Risk Of Flooding — Houston Public Media
03-21-2019 Study: More than 475,000 Harris County residents live in units at risk of flooding — Houston Chronicle
03-11-2019 Flood control should protect people over property [Opinion] — Houston Chronicle
03-04-2019 Historic Third Ward mural restored
02-07-2019 Changes signal new directions at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — Houston Chronicle
01-15-2019 Restoration of historic John Biggers mural underway — Houston Chronicle
12-18-2018 This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet — BisNow.com
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
11-25-2018 Houston mural restoration on hold as roof needs repairs — Houston Chronicle
10-26-2018 Photos: Museum of Fine Arts Houston finishes second phase of $450 transformation — Houston Business Journal
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
10-25-2018 Look inside: MFAH’s conservation center — Houston Chronicle
10-13-2018 Too many traffic cops, not enough safety [Opinion] — Houston Chronicle
09-23-2018 How Greening Strategies Are Displacing Minorities in Post-Harvey Houston — The Nature of Cities , , , , ,
09-12-2018 A Tour on the Red Line to the Near Northside: A National Model for Community-Based, Comprehensive Planning — OffCite , ,
08-28-2018 A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Tourism Industry Is Shaken but Recovering — New York Times
08-26-2018 One year after Harvey, what has Texas accomplished on flooding? [Editorial] — Houston Chronicle
08-23-2018 Houston Is the New Capital Of Southern Cool — GQ , ,
07-20-2018 Is Houston Finally Making a Place for Its Public? — Houstonia Magazine , ,
06-07-2018 Houston nonprofit launches sister organization with Kinder Foundation gift — Houston Informer
06-07-2018 Houston nonprofit launches sister organization with Kinder Foundation gift — Houston Business Journal
06-06-2018 How Houston’s Third Ward is fighting gentrification — Houston Chronicle
06-06-2018 Project Row Houses announces creation of sister non-profit, PRH Preservation, Inc.
05-17-2018 HAMILTON Will Bring EduHam Program to Houston — Broadway World Houston
05-16-2018 Steven Holl-designed Glassell School of Art opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston — The Architects Newspaper
05-15-2018 Steven Holl’s Glassell School of Art in Houston features a sloped rooftop garden — Dezeen
05-15-2018 Say Hello to the New Glassell School of Art — Houstonia Magazine
05-14-2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, completes first phase of campus redevelopment project with inauguration of the Glassell School of Art on May 20 ,
05-14-2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, completes first phase of campus redevelopment project with inauguration of the Glassell School of Art on May 20 ,
05-14-2018 Glassell School of Art gives Houston a grand new public space — Houston Chronicle
05-14-2018 Photo Gallery: Glassell School Of Art’s New Building Unveiled — Houston Public Media
05-14-2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Inaugurates the Glassell School of Art — Architect Magazine
05-14-2018 MFAH previews new campus; Kinders issue $25M challenge grant to finish fundraising — Houston Business Journal
04-23-2018 Harvey Impacted Houstonians In More Ways Than One: Houston Area Survey — Houston Public Media
04-16-2018 How can Houston live with the certainty of flooding? — Houston Chronicle
04-13-2018 Inside Museum Fine Arts, Houston’s More Connected $450 Million Campus Redevelopment — Forbes
04-06-2018 SPARK Parks across the city offer outdoor recreation for schools and communities alike ,
04-05-2018 Full Show: Flood Mitigation Tactics, And Dealing With Towing Companies — Houston Public Media
04-05-2018 Report: Houston region must take fresh approach on flooding — Houston Chronicle
03-05-2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston parties royally with a Maharaja — Houston Chronicle ,
02-09-2018 Museum of Fine Arts Houston to open first phase of $450M transformation — Houston Business Journal ,
02-03-2018 Area-specific flood alerts give residents time to save lives, property — Houston Chronicle
12-22-2017 How Disaster Charity Can Pivot to Sustainable Philanthropy — New York Times ,
12-18-2017 Area Researchers Want To Implement A New Flood Warning System For Greater Houston — Houston Public Media - Houston Matters
12-05-2017 Spotlight on Stephen Klineberg — TMC News
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
11-20-2017 Reluctant billionaire steps out of his comfort zone to help raise record amount for vital hospital — PaperCity Magazine , ,
11-16-2017 Gray Matters: To fight flooding in Houston we have to think big — Houston Chronicle
11-16-2017 Rich Kinder gets candid, helps raise record $1.3 million for MD Anderson Cancer Center — Houston Chronicle
11-14-2017 Post-Harvey, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston moves Glassell School of Art opening to May 2018 — The Art Newspaper ,
11-14-2017 Sneak Peek: The new Glassell School of Art — Houston Chronicle ,
10-27-2017 Houston comes together to figure out flooding — Houston Chronicicle
08-10-2017 Delicate Relations to the Real: Walking Donald Barthelme’s Houston — LA Review of Books
07-26-2017 Affordable housing – City needs real action, not just gimmicks, as Houstonians face new pressure — Houston Chronicle
06-20-2017 Emancipation Avenue a home for economic dreams in Third Ward — Houston Chronicle ,
06-08-2017 Ground breaks on Steven Holl’s design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — The Architect's Newspaper
06-08-2017 More groundbreaking at MFAH — Glasstire
06-01-2017 MFAH breaks ground on Nancy and Rich Kinder building ,
06-01-2017 MFAH groundbreaking helps spur imagination for the future — Houston Chronicle
06-01-2017 Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s $450M expansion hits milestone — Houston Business Journal
06-01-2017 ‘Now the real fun time starts’ after MFAH breaks ground on new building — CultureMap
05-31-2017 MFAH Marks Milestone in Campus Redevelopment Project, As Nancy and Rich Kinder Building Breaks Ground ,
05-09-2017 How Houston has become the most diverse place in America — Los Angeles Times
05-04-2017 Taking Houstonians’ pulse on traffic, crime, immigration and more
05-01-2017 The state of Houston transportation, and the Houston Area Survey — Houston Matters
05-01-2017 Kinder study highlights traffic concerns, optimism for economy — Houston Business Journal
05-01-2017 Traffic Is Still the Worst, But Houstonians Are Bullish on Jobs and Safety in Annual Rice Survey — Houston Press
05-01-2017 Kinder survey shows racial divides even as immigration attitudes improve — Houston Chronicle
05-01-2017 2017 Kinder Houston Area Survey – Most residents would stay in Houston even if given a choice to move
03-15-2017 The Black Voice – Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC) — Fox 26
01-25-2017 Emancipation Economic Development Council receives $460,000 from Kinder Foundation to fund community impact projects ,
01-24-2017 Promoting the arts — Houston Chronicle ,
11-01-2016 Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern , , ,
08-09-2016 Houston pension liability has doubled since 2008 to $3.9 billion — Report from Rice’s Kinder Institute provides overview of Houston pensions and options for reform
08-09-2016 How Houston got into a $4 billion pension mess — Houston Chronicle
08-09-2016 Here’s how Houston can fix its pension problem — Houston Business Journal
07-12-2016 At interdisciplinary conference, Houston highlights its new relationship to the natural landscape — The Architect's Newspaper , , ,
07-05-2016 Third Ward Plan — Houston Chronicle ,
05-19-2016 Young Mothers Residential Program at Project Row Houses receives Kinder Foundation gift
05-09-2016 City leadership 1,200 strong applauds Kinder Institute’s Stephen Klineberg — CultureMap
04-25-2016 New Houston Area Survey Shows Houstonians Want An Equal Rights Ordinance — Houston Public Media
04-25-2016 Houstonians fairly upbeat despite oil price crash — Houston Chronicle
04-10-2016 Bayou Bend Garden Party soars with perfect weather, blue bloods and serious greenbacks — CultureMap ,
03-08-2016 How Houston got beautiful. (At least in places.) — Houston Chronicle , ,
02-01-2016 Rice’s Kinder Institute receives major donation — Houston Business Journal
02-01-2016 Kinder grant seeks solutions to ‘complex issues’ — Houston Chronicle
02-01-2016 Rice to receive $7 million from Houston Endowment for urban research
10-27-2015 Gary Tinterow, Hometown Boy Made Good, Goes Home to Houston — New York Times ,
10-16-2015 MFAH breaks ground on campus and Glassell School ,
10-16-2015 New York is “boring” while Houston art scene thrives, architect tells crowd at MFAH groundbreaking — Culture Map ,
09-23-2015 Green Acres — Texas Monthly , , ,
09-15-2015 Buffalo Bayou Park is getting ready to open — Houston Press
08-25-2015 Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Edge – Director’s Address
08-25-2015 Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Edge – Director’s Addess
05-14-2015 How to make sure philanthropy pays off , , ,
05-04-2015 The Bayou City — Urban Land Magazine (May) ,
03-29-2015 Capital campaigns attract large donations for Houston arts groups — Houston Chronicle
03-03-2015 Rich and Nancy Kinder open up on foundation’s biggest projects — Houston Business Journal , , , ,
01-23-2015 Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expands Its Campus and Steven Holl’s Reputation — Blouin
01-22-2015 Can a Massive Museum Expansion Get Texans Walking? — The Atlantic - City Lab
01-17-2015 Planned expansion of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is a bright idea — Dallas Morning News
01-16-2015 Big Donors Power $450-Million Makeover for Houston Museum — Chronicle of Philanthropy
01-16-2015 Transformational: Campus expansion of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will reflect the city’s spirit — Houston Chronicle
01-15-2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Unveils Designs for Campus Redevelopment, with more than 70 Percent of Funding Goal Secured
01-15-2015 Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans — Wall Street Journal
01-14-2015 Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for 20th and 21st Century Art Announced as Part of MFAH Redevelopment Project
01-13-2015 Texan billionaires shell out for $450m MFA Houston expansion — The Art Newspaper
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts to undergo $450M redevelopment, chaired by Rich Kinder — Houston Business Journal
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts unveils $450 million expansion plan with new buildings, roof garden, top-tier restaurant — CultureMap
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils dramatic $450 million redevelopment plan — Houston Chronicle
12-29-2014 Rice’s expanding Kinder Institute to use ‘Houston laboratory’ to elevate city — Houston Chronicle
08-07-2014 Nationally Recognized Planner Bill Fulton to head Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research
08-07-2014 Rice University’s Kinder Institute names new director — Houston Business Journal
08-01-2014 ‘The Century of Cities’: Kinder Institute names an urban planner as its new director — Houston Chronicle
08-01-2014 ‘Visionary’ planning director Bill Fulton to depart for Rice University — Times of San Diego
08-01-2014 Nationally recognized urban planner William Fulton named director of Kinder Institute
05-12-2014 Facing Challenge to Execution, Texas Calls Its Process the Gold Standard [Kinder Houston Area Survey] — New York Times
01-09-2014 Mantle Cell Lymphona Research At MD Anderson Gets $1 Million Donation From Kinder Foundation — BioNews Texas
01-06-2014 Kinder Foundation donates $1M to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center — Houston Business Journal
01-06-2014 Kinder Foundation commits $1 million for mantle cell lymphoma resesearch
11-12-2013 KUHF Conversations: Who In Houston Values Education Beyond High School The Most — KUHF-FM
04-24-2013 Survey finds area growing in ‘tolerant traditionalists’ — Houston Chronicle
04-24-2013 New survey paints Houston as the pulse of the nation — KHOU-TV (CBS)
04-24-2013 Survey says … ‘rise of the rest’ driven by younger generation — KRIV-TV (FOX)
04-23-2013 According To Survey, Houstonians’ Perception Of Economy Differs From Personal Experiences — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
03-21-2013 Kinder Foundation Donates $1 Million to Feed Hungry Kids — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
03-20-2013 $1 million Kinder gift to Backpack Buddy effort means fewer school kids arrive hungry — Houston Chronicle
03-18-2013 Kinder Foundation donates $1 million to Houston Food Bank — Houston Business Journal
03-18-2013 Houston Food Bank announces $1 million gift from the Kinder Foundation to provide for chronically hungry children
10-28-2012 Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems — Houston Chronicle
08-20-2012 Dutch soccer star treated at Texas Heart Institute — West U Ultimate
04-24-2012 Dr. Stephen Klineberg on Kinder Houston Area Survey — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
04-23-2012 Mass transit gains momentum in Houston Area Survey — Houston Chronicle
04-18-2011 There’s no place like home — (Kinder Houston Area Survey) Houston Chronicle
11-22-2010 High on our town: Rich and Nancy Kinder are hellbent on making Houston a better city — Houston Chronicle
11-17-2010 Rice announces the Kinder Institute for Urban Research
11-11-2010 Texas Heart Institute, Houston ISD Announce Medical Research Program to Screen/Study 10,000 Houston Students/Athletes for Heart Conditions Associated With Sudden Cardiac Death