Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston

Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston is to attract and generate financial support for distribution to charitable organizations which meet the established philanthropic guidelines.

Since 1980, the KKG Charitable Foundation of Houston has contributed to a number of local charities, the Houston Panhellenic Association, and Kappa's National Charitable Foundation. The recipients utilize the donations for programs, facilities, equipment and scholarships for thousands.

In recent years, grant requests have increased dramatically, and grants awarded have steadily increased. These grants fulfill the mission of the foundation, "to attract and generate financial support for distribution to charitable organizations that meet established philanthropic guidelines." See our 2023 grant recipients.

Funds for the charitable grants are raised during the Kappa Holiday Pilgrimage Home Tour, the Holiday Luncheon, and the philanthropic gifts of our individual members. The Holiday Home Tour is held in even-numbered years, and the Holiday Luncheon in odd-numbered years. Kappa has contributed more than $4.3 million.

Private, tax-deductible contributions to the Kappa Kappa Charitable Foundation of Houston, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, may be made at any time.

Grant applications and instructions will be available beginning May 15, 2024, with a last date deadline of August 15, 2024.

Download the 2024 Grant Application Instructions

The philanthropy committee’s recommendations will be made to the foundation by March of 2025, and the funds will be distributed in late spring of 2025.

According to the policies of Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation, agencies applying for grants must be verified as legitimate 501(c)(3), 170(b)(1)(A)(v), or 17(c)(1) tax-exempt organizations, must be located within the greater Houston area, and must be involved in the area of early childhood education and development. The foundation supports requests for specific purposes rather than for a general building fund or operating expenses.

2023–2024 Foundation Information