Good Reason Houston

This newly formed nonprofit’s objective is to enhance achievement levels in the Houston area by providing students with the tools and motivation to successfully navigate their school careers and beyond.

Good Reason Houston was launched in January 2018 with seed funding of two $4.2 million grants from Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment. Good Reason Houston exists to unite parents, educators, officials and business leaders to bolster students and schools who may face challenges due to financial or ethnic disparities by identifying, understanding and closing current gaps in instruction and encouragement.

More than 300,000 Houston-area students learn in schools rated C, D or F. Good Reason Houston aims to change this reality and has set an ambitious goal of delivering 60,000 more students learning in A and B public schools by the end of the 2025-26 school year. Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment supported this goal in July 2019 with additional grants of $10 million each to support Phase I, aimed at delivering 10,000 more students in high-performing schools by the end of the 2020-21 school year.