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Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

(formerly Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Inc.)

2201 Market St., Ste. 1250

Galveston, TX United States 77550-1527

Telephone: (409) 762-1603


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $51,580,085

Total giving: $1,995,222





Additional Contact Information

Application e-mail:


Established in 1946 in TX; incorporated in 2001

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for human services, arts and humanities, education, community development, and health in the Galveston, TX, area.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Interest-free, need-based loans primarily to full-time students in Galveston, TX.

Matching Gifts

The foundation will match gifts only from family members and non-family directors to nonprofit organizations.

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans for Hurricane Ike recovery efforts and to arts and cultural programs.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Archaeology
  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Community and economic development
  • Dance
  • Diversity and intergroup relations
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Environment
  • Family planning
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • History
  • Homeless services
  • Hospice care
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Medical education
  • Mental health care
  • Museums
  • Natural resources
  • Performing arts
  • Reading promotion
  • Secondary education
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Youth organizing
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $51,580,085 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,031,122

Total giving: $1,995,222

Qualifying distributions: $2,326,121