Houston Community Data Connections (HCDC)

Mission 

HCDC seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston's disadvantaged communities.

Through the support of the Houston Endowment, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research now serves as a local data intermediary and HCDC will provide the following data and research services to the community:

NNIP We are a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, which is a collaboration between the Urban Institute and local partners in 30 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community building and local decision-making.  

HCDC is supported by the Houston Endowment, a private philanthropic institution that works across the community for the benefit of the people of greater Houston. 

With assets of over $1.6 billion, the foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations totaling approximately $80 million each year in order to enhance civic assets, strengthen systems that support residents, promote post-secondary success, and build a stronger region. Established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937, Houston Endowment has a rich legacy of addressing some of greater Houston's most compelling needs. Today the foundation continues efforts to create a vibrant community where all have the opportunity to thrive.