• Public Education Matters Benefit Dinner

  • As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HISD Foundation, we feel more committed than ever to the belief that all students must have access to a quality public education.
    During the current school year, more than 209,000 students are enrolled in the district’s schools. Approximately 75 percent or about 156,700 students are considered economically disadvantaged and almost one-third are considered limited in their English proficiency. Many of the students we serve have needs that go beyond what the district’s budget can provide. For these reasons and more it is now more important than ever that we as a community lean in and support the next generation of thinkers and doers.

    As we work to secure funding for key initiatives, we get the incredible opportunity to observe some of the most exciting work happening in HISD. We’re overwhelmed by the incredible potential of the students of HISD and feel so proud to advocate on their behalf.

    We are dedicated to educating the whole child, enabling students to access high quality college and career opportunities, ensuring equity across the district, and funding innovative projects.

    We hope you will continue to join us to support, advocate and fund critical initiatives to provide quality learning experiences.


  • John Quinones

  • Grenita Lathan

  • Geoffrey Canada

  • Elisa Villanueva Beard

Innovation Fund

  • HISD Foundation’s Innovation Fund provides teachers and schools grants to develop innovative programs that make learning dynamic and engaging while preparing students for graduation and beyond. 2017-1018, the Foundation funded over $158,000 to 18 campuses ranging from robotics to literacy, impacting over 7,200 students, teachers, parents and community members.

    Money raised through the Golf Tournament, Friends of HISD, and State of the Schools allows the foundation to continue support and provide Innovation Grants to HISD campuses.

  • Click here to see Innovation Fund recipients

HISD Foundation Priorities

  • The Houston ISD Foundation is dedicated to mobilizing the local community in support of innovative priorities in HISD to improve outcomes for all students in the district.

    HISD is the largest school district in Texas, enrolling approximately 209,000 students. To invest in HISD is to invest in the future of our city and our state. We are committed to educating the whole child, ensuring equity across the district, expanding college and career opportunities and funding innovation

Whole Child
Every student deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged at school
Students need a variety of supports in order to reach their full potential
College & Career Readiness
We must do more to help students on the path to the college and career of their choice
We must provide the resources that students and schools need to turn new ideas into reality.

Public Education Matters Benefit Dinner

  • Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
    6:00 p.m. Reception
    7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

    Hilton Americas Hotel
    1600 Lamar Street
    4th Floor Ballroom