Foundation & Government Partners

Foundation support makes a vital contribution to the Houston Symphony’s Annual Fund and General Endowment, underwriting a wide range of concert series, educational programs and community outreach activities.

The Houston Symphony is fortunate to have the generous and longstanding support of numerous local, regional and national foundations, whose grants play a vital role in maintaining the orchestra’s artistic excellence and organizational strength.

The Houston Symphony is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. We are also grateful for the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Each season, government grants underwrite a variety of projects, ranging from special commissions by distinguished composers to education and community engagement programs.

The Houston Symphony is proud to recognize the leadership and support of our foundation and government partners that allow the orchestra to serve our community.

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts
Houston Symphony Endowment**
Houston Symphony League
The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

The Alkek and Williams Foundation
City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
The Cullen Foundation
The C. Howard Pieper Foundation

City of Houston through the Miller Theater Advisory Board**
The Hearst Foundation**
The Humphreys Foundation
MD Anderson Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts**

The Houston Arts Combined Endowment Fund
The Jerry C. Dearing Family Foundation**

Beauchamp Foundation
The Elkins Foundation
The Fondren Foundation
Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment
LTR Lewis Cloverdale Foundation
John P. McGovern Foundation**
The Powell Foundation**
The Robbins Foundation**

The Martine and Dan Drackett Family Foundation
William S. and Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation
The Vivian L. Smith Foundation**
The William Stamps Farish Fund

Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Ruth & Ted Bauer Family Foundation**
Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation**
The Melburn G. & Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation**
William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Foundation**
The Hood-Barrow Foundation
The Schissler Foundation
The Vaughn Foundation

Edward H. Andrews Foundation
The Carleen and Alde Fridge Foundation
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Petrello Family Foundation
The Pierce Runnels Foundation
Sterling-Turner Foundation
Strake Foundation**

Keith & Mattie Stevenson Foundation
Leon Jaworski Foundation
The Radoff Family Foundation

The Lubrizol Foundation
The Scurlock Foundation

**Education and Community Engagement Support

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