Types of Investments

The Kempner Fund invests through grantmaking, program related investments, discretionary spending, and the Kempner family member matching gifts program.


  • Grantmaking: available to qualifying organizations in the greater Galveston area through its Seven Program Areas .
  • Program Related Investments (PRIs): recommended by Fund directors for Galveston projects. PRI’s are below market rate loans with terms customized for each agency. These loans are made to non-profit organizations, must have a charitable component and require a source of collateral For more information, please contact the Kempner Fund office at: information@kempnerfund.org


  • Matching Gifts Program: The Kempner Fund match program is restricted to Kempner family members and directors of the Kempner Fund.