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Host Committee Awards 78 Grants to Houston-area Nonprofits

Grants are Part of Touchdown Houston Campaign

HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 2, 2017) – Touchdown Houston, a charitable giving program created by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee (HSBHC) in partnership with the NFL Foundation, will contribute $4 million in grants to 78 local, non-profit organizations, it was announced today. A long-term contribution to the city, these grants will leave an impact on all 11 counties of Houston by concentrating on three key areas: education, health and community enhancement. $1 million of the $4 million in grant funds were provided by the NFL Foundation. The grants will be administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), the Official Administrator of the Touchdown Houston Charitable Fund and one of Houston’s leading philanthropic grant makers.

“Our goal is to extend Super Bowl LI’s positive impact far beyond Super Bowl LI and help further the mission of providing equitable opportunity for all Houstonians,” said President and CEO of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, Sallie Sargent. “The $4 million in grants provided by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s charitable fund and the NFL Foundation will allow Houston-focused, non-profit organizations to deepen their charitable initiatives in the community and enable the continued success of Houston.”

The Host Committee welcomed non-profit organizations across Houston’s 11 counties focusing on community enhancement, health and/or education to apply for grants until July 2016. Grant focuses include anti-poverty, dropout and homeless prevention strategies, neighborhood improvement, early childhood education, after school programs, health care and food access and youth physical fitness and wellness.

“We are proud to leave a philanthropic mark in Houston and help local organizations expand their impact on communities throughout the city,” said Executive Director of NFL Foundation, Alexia Gallagher. “The grants provided by the NFL Foundation and Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will ensure Super Bowl LI’s legacy extends beyond a game, and will help the city thrive long after a Champion is crowned.”

The following non-profit organizations are the recipients of $4 million in grant distributions of all sizes:

Community Enhancement

Anti-Human Trafficking
Children at Risk, Inc.
The Children’s Center, Inc.

Anti-Poverty Strategies
Bread of Life, Inc.
Buckner Family Services
Career Gear Houston
Dress for Success Houston
Genesys Works – Houston
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Houston Area Urban League
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Homelessness Prevention
Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc.
Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Inc.
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
Montrose Counseling Center
Spaulding for Children
Star of Hope Mission
The Salvation Army

Neighborhood Improvement
Child Advocates, Inc.
Rebuilding Together Houston

After School Programs
Amaanah Refugee Services
Best Buddies International
Citizen Schools
Communities In Schools, Southeast Harris County
Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc
Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc.
Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
National Black MBA Association Houston Chapter Inc.
Nehemiah Center, Inc.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with an Urban Perspective (STEM UP)
Workshop Houston
Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston
Youth Development Center

Dropout Prevention
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Communities In Schools of Brazoria County
Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.

Early Childhood Education
Collaborative for Children
Community Family Centers
SEARCH Homeless Services
Small Steps Nurturing Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Human Capital Development for Teachers & Principals
Reasoning Mind
YES Prep Public Schools Inc.

Literacy and STEM Education
Asia Society Texas Center
Comp U Dopt Inc
Education Foundation of Harris County
HYPE Freedom School, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr., Parade Foundation
The Arc of Greater Houston

Support Services for Parents & Students
Academia in Motion
Bo’s Place
Filipino Young Professionals
Houston Hispanic Forum
La Raza United
Undies for Everyone

Health & Wellness
Access to Health
Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area
Boat People SOS, Inc
DePelchin Children’s Center
Eye Care for Kids Foundation
Ibn Sina Foundation
Northwest Assistance Ministries

Food Insecurity and Access
Blessings in a Backpack
Houston Food Bank
Local Infant Formula for Emergencies, Inc. Houston

Obesity Prevention
El Centro de Corazón
Emancipation Park Conservancy

Youth Physical Fitness and Wellness
Playworks Education Energized

Legacy Projects
Early Literacy (Read On)
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Books Between Kids
Children’s Museum, Inc.
Discovery Green Conservancy
The Wade Smith Foundation

Health (Play On)

Community Enhancement (Lead On)
Houston Parks Board
Keep Houston Beautiful

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