Junior League of Houston Foundation Facts

Purpose: The purpose of the Junior League of Houston Foundation is to sustain, expand and initiate the League-designated Community Program in perpetuity.

Goal: The Community Endownment Fund was established with a goal of ten million dollars. Currently, the Community Endowment Fund is valued at approximately $13.7 million.

Oversight and Fund Management: The Junior League of Houston Foundation is responsible for the oversight and fund management of the Community Endowment Fund. The foundation board includes four community directors, three active League directors and two sustainer directors.

Time Frame: The initial kickoff of the Community Endowment Fund campaign spanned three years (1999 – 2002).  The League continues to raise funds in support of the Community Endowment Fund on an ongoing basis.

Income Disbursement: Upon approval by the foundation's board, a portion of the earnings on the Community Endowment Fund may be available to the Junior League of Houston each year to help sustain, expand and initiate League-designated Community Programs, including community projects, community assistance, and community initiatives. In 2012 – 2013, the first gift from the endowment was made to the League's Community Program in the amount of $75,000. Since then, over $1.5 million has been disbursed in the greater Houston community.

Investment Strategy: The investment strategy of the Foundation is to emphasize total return, the aggregate returns from capital appreciation and dividend and interest income.

2015 Form 990 - Foundation
2014 Form 990 - Foundation
2013 Form 990 - Foundation