EIN 74-6036466

The Brown Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
9
State
Year formed
1952
Most recent tax filings
2023-06-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
The Brown Foundation was founded in July 1951 by Herman and Margarett Root Brown and George R. and Alice Pratt Brown. Since its inception it has awarded more than $1.60 billion in grants through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Of these funds, approximately 80% were awarded within the State of Texas with special emphasis on the City of Houston. The purpose of The Brown Foundation is to distribute funds for public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement, and assistance to education, the arts, and community service.
Total revenues
$89,635,504
2023
Total expenses
$91,981,368
2023
Total assets
$1,004,415,123
2023
Num. employees
9
2023

Program areas at The Brown Foundation

Funds spent to preserve and rehabilitate over 6,000 acres of freshwater marsh on The Texas gulf coast damaged by saltwater intrusion from a levee breach resulting from hurricane harvey and other significant rain events. The rehabilitation of The marsh, which is held for conservation purposes, will promote The return of native grasses, birds, fish, and wildlife.
Lease payment for The chambers county ranch property which is held for conservation purposes. All income is reinvested in The property to further conservation purposes, mitigate wetland damage and prevent further erosion.

Grants made by The Brown Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Buffalo Bayou PartnershipBuffalo Bayou East 10-year Plan (Contingent)$14,594,744
Houston Parks Board (HPB)Transforming Regional Parks: Hill at Sims$7,096,078
The Foundation for Jones HallOverture To the Future - A Capital Campaign for Jones Hall$5,000,000
...and 789 more grants made totalling $70,237,794

Personnel at The Brown Foundation

NameTitleCompensation
Jacklyn TatgeChief Financial Officer$315,000
Gwendolyn GoffeChief Information Officer$137,505
Ann ZikerExecutive Director$332,360
Chereze TherkildsenController$189,850
Ryan SmithCgo$200,000

Financials for The Brown Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$31,797,477
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$54,399,787
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,438,240
Total revenues$89,635,504

Form 990s for The Brown Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-11-01990PFView PDF
2022-062022-11-08990PFView PDF
2021-062021-11-11990PFView PDF
2020-062022-03-15990PFView PDF
2019-062020-02-03990PFView PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
January 16, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2023
January 2, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
July 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2022
July 6, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate non-operating foundationsCharities
Issues
No issues found
Characteristics
Provides grantsPartially liquidatedCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
Address
2217 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
County
Harris County, TX
Website URL
brownfoundation.org 
Phone
(713) 523-6867
IRS details
EIN
74-6036466
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990-PF
Year formed
1952
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
Independent
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