Collective Impact

Collective Impact

Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund is a private family foundation that focuses on projects that uses resources creatively to improve the quality of life, primarily within the greater Galveston area.

Galveston Roundtable of Foundations

The Kempner Fund is a participating member of the Galveston Roundtable of Foundations, a coalition of philanthropic foundation trustees and staff that was founded more than 20 years ago to share information on community needs and opportunities, share educational opportunities, and from time to time, engage collectively for the benefit of Galveston.

Galveston County Recovery Fund

The Galveston County Recovery Fund is committed to strategically deploying private philanthropy to assist in recovery efforts for the people who call Galveston County home.

The Galveston County Recovery Fund was reactivated on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in response to COVID-19. United Way of Galveston serves as the fiscal agent and fund administrator of the Recovery Fund. Please Click Here to learn more about the coordinated recovery efforts that are being deployed in Galveston County and what you can do to help.

Vision Galveston

What started as a collective impact project among philanthropy and community became a plan to empower the citizens of Galveston to define a vision for its future.  In 2019, Vision Galveston galvanized the community by asking what kind of city it wanted to be and what it needs to do to get there.  This innovative community outreach process engaged over 8,500 Islanders who are a diverse representation of the Galveston community.

Today, Vision Galveston is an organization that brings people together to build the future that Galvestonians envisioned for the Island.  Residents want to advance quality of life and make sure that Galveston preserves the best of its current and historical assets while striving for a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future.  The Kempner Fund is a proud collaborator in this work.  For more information and to view the report, please visit Vision Galveston’s website: