Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund

The Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, established by the City of Houston and Harris County, and overseen and administered by United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation is helping our region’s most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time of need. The Fund is focused on relief and recovery efforts across the City of Houston and Harris County.

Because of the immense needs, The Fund will focus on grantmaking to local nonprofits that will meet unmet needs of families who need additional help to recover, including help with plumbing and home repairs, temporary housing, and other basic needs relief. The Fund is dedicated to filling the gaps that may not be met by other local and federal efforts.

Give now or text HOUSTONFREEZE to 51555 to donate.

Thank you to CenterPoint Energy Foundation for their lead gift of $1 million to support this work.


FOR THOSE SEEKING HELP

If you need help recovering from the winter storm or with any other needs, dial 211 anytime day or night.

For information on the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund funding that may be available to assist with plumbing and home repairs, please text HOUSTONFREEZE to 898211. As soon as additional information is available on funding eligibility and criteria, we will text you with the information needed to apply. Regular data rates apply.

Para obtener información sobre los fondos del Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund que pueden estar disponibles para ayudar con la plomería y las reparaciones del hogar, envíe un mensaje de texto con HOUSTONAYUDA al 898211. Tan pronto como haya información adicional disponible sobre la elegibilidad y los criterios de financiamiento, le enviaremos un mensaje de texto con la información necesaria para aplicar. Se aplican tarifas de datos regulares.


ADVISORY BOARD

A fund advisory board will lead fundraising efforts to support the Grants Committee in distributing funding to nonprofit partners with a laser-like focus on home repair and related relief and recovery efforts.

Advisory Board Chair: Dave Lesar, CenterPoint Energy

Ric Campo, Camden Property Trust
Jim Crane, Houston Astros
Bill Jackson, Harris County Precinct 4
Jason Johnson, MetroNational

Scott McClelland, HEB
Cal McNair, Houston Texans
Jacob Monty, Monty &Ramirez LLP
Gretchen Watkins, Shell Oil Company


GRANTS COMMITTEE

The Greater Houston Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston will jointly oversee and administer the grant distribution process with the help of the Grants Committee, which will include local philanthropic professionals.

The Grants Committee, co-chaired by Greater Houston Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston, will execute a grantmaking strategy approved by the Advisory Board and recommend grants to nonprofit partners to the Advisory Board.