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Support the Kinder Institute 

Supporters of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research are part of an important network dedicated to improving the city of Houston and beyond. Individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations provide critical financial resources to back the Institute's expert researchers, unique programs, and successful studies. Their support has been crucial to creating positive, long-lasting results in Houston and broadening understanding of issues facing urban centers.

Our Corporate Council and Friends of Kinder Institute attend events, engaging with civic and political leaders on promising solutions to some of the most pressing urban issues. They also receive exclusive news, updates, and publications relevant to the Kinder Institute, the city of Houston, and other national urban discussions.

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Who Funds the Kinder Institute? 

The combined generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations provide the strong framework that supports the Kinder Institute in pursuing its mission and providing innovative programs and research.

Getting Involved 

There are a number of ways to get involved with the Kinder Institute's work, whether it be supporting a specific research area or program, participating in the annual luncheon, or supporting the Institute as a whole. Your engagement will have a strong and lasting impact on the Houston community.


Individual donors enjoy a range of privileges in appreciation for their support. Annual giving through the Friends of Kinder Institute allows members the opportunity to contribute to the organization as a whole or support a particular program. Click here for information on the Friends of Kinder Institute and associated privileges.


The Kinder Institute Corporate Council offers a wide variety of programs and events for corporate leaders and their employees to enjoy, while providing the opportunity to interact and engage with urban experts. Click here to review information on the Kinder Institute Corporate Council.


Strong foundation support allows the Kinder Institute to provide meaningful research and initiate action-oriented discussions in and around Houston. Family foundations and donor advised funds are included in the Friends of Kinder Institute. Corporate foundations are recognized within the Kinder Institute Corporate Council.

Other Organizations 

In order to advance the mission of the Kinder Institute, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations have partnered to broaden the impact of the Institute's research and work. Click here to review information on the Kinder Institute Corporate Council.

For more information, please contact John Bradshaw Jr., Director of Development, at or 713-348-8068.


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