Better Business Bureau Report for
Houston Community College Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Houston Community College Foundation
Address: 3100 Main, Suite 12B12 (MC 1148)
  Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-718-8595
Web Address:
Also known as:HCC Foundation
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1976, Texas
Affiliates: HCC Alumni Association, and 1 chapters
Stated Purpose: The Houston Community College Foundation enhances the quality of life of our community and our fellow citizens through fundraising efforts that improve access to higher education, support career and technology training, and advance student learning at Houston Community College.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Houston Community College Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The HCC Foundation supports HCC's mission by fundraising and providing financial assistance in three main areas: 1) student scholarships and endowments; 2) financial assistance to selected HCC capital projects; and 3) support for faculty projects that have the potential to advance student learning at HCC.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013, Houston Community College Foundation's program expenses were:

Grant Distributions 2,127,007
Scholarships 1,378,142
Total Program Expenses: $3,505,149
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Chief Executive : Carme Williams, CFRE, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Shawn A. Taylor, President, HCC Foundation Board
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President & CEO, G&T Restaurant Group, LLC and Zaxby’s Houston, LLC

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 17

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,233,894, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Houston Community College Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Donations 3,000,054
In-Kind Revenue 1,233,840
Vending Income 200,784
Realized and Unrealized Income on Investments 45,749
Interest and Dividend Income 28,270
Other Income
Total Income $4,508,697


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 24%  Other Expenses: 8%

Total income $4,508,697
Program expenses $3,505,149
Fund raising expenses 82,056
Administrative expenses 1,277,027
Other Expenses 431,631
Total expenses $5,295,863
Expenses in Excess of Income (787,166)
Beginning net assets 14,939,517
Ending net assets 14,152,351
Total liabilities 133,970
Total assets $14,286,321

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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