Our Mission

To create communities of lifelong, informed and inspired philanthropists who make strategic investments of funds, time and knowledge that build long-term capacity for non-profit organizations so they can better fulfill their missions.

Our Vision

To scale the social impact of non-profits focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, job readiness, and job placement.

Engaged Philanthropy

Houstonians have giving hearts. In fact, our amazing city has been named second most charitable city in America by Charity Navigator in 2017 and first in 2016 and 2015.

Though Houston’s giving is led largely by foundations, we believe there are untapped resources in our broader community. It is our hope to source greater social impact from individuals by offering engaged philanthropic opportunities where they can combine their charitable giving with their professional expertise.

Our Approach

Focusing on strategic growth initiatives ensures we are investing in scalable and sustainable outcomes for the non-profit organizations we support.

Focus on Strategic Growth

We employ our philanthropy in the form of board or senior management level support to help form, develop and execute key strategic growth initiatives.

Forming and developing these initiatives takes time. We seek 3 to 4 year partnerships with our portfolio companies so that we can walk alongside them during this important leg of their journey. It is a personal touch that is empowering and allows us to build a long-term relationship.

Engage With Us

Being a part of Community Ventures means thoughtfully applying our collective resources and experiences to maximize social impact. Giving together enables us to offer comprehensive solutions to non-profits in their critical stages of maturation and growth.