Who is Black Impact Houston?

Black Impact Houston (BIH) is an alliance of nonprofit organizations that are led by Black people and/or that have a mission that primarily benefits Black communities. The primary focus is to support and strengthen Houston’s Black nonprofits through belonging, education, advocacy, mentorship and leadership.  Through its member organizations, Black Impact Houston serves thousands of Greater Houston’s most vulnerable residents and provides a range of services and offerings, including out of school time; workforce development; community development and affordable housing; arts and culture; criminal justice reform; public health; and a host of other services critical to the empowerment and liberation of Black people. Black Impact Houston empowers its nonprofit members to become integral partners in successfully building vibrant, equitable communities. 

On April 27, 2023, Black Impact Houston will host its first Giving Day focused specifically on supporting Black-led and Black-benefitting organizations. Our theme is “Black Impact is Bold Impact”supporting the work of black-led organizations intentionally and unapologetically.

2023 Black Impact Houston Members

100 Black Men Metropolitan Houston
Action One Media
Becoming Kings and Queens, Inc
Bee Busy Wellness Center
Birthday Bash Box
Choose to DO, Inc.
Coalition of Community Organizations
Collective Action for Youth
Edison Arts Foundation
Education Based Housing
FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Harris County Cultural Arts Council
HYPE Freedom School, Inc.
Inspirit Consulting, LLC.
Mason Makes Money Fund
Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective
Psi Sigma Upsilon Sorority Incorporated
Pure Justice
RSA of Dance & Performing Arts
Sankofa Research Institute
Shades of Blue Project
South Union CDC / The STEM Foundation
The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation Houston
The Afrocentric Communiversity, LLC
The Heir+Loom Foundation
The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Inc
The Owned Project
The Race Equity Leadership Research Collective
The Re-Education Project
Today’s Youth
Twelve 11 Partners
United Against Human Trafficking
Wells International Foundation
Year of Joy
YWCA Houston
Ziggy Champion Kids

The Impact

Want to Become a Member?

Black Impact Houston’s 2024 membership campaign will launch on August 28, 2023. Membership will be accepted through December 31, 2023.

Membership Criteria


  • Black-led organizations*
  • IRS 501(c)(3) designation
  • Serves communities in the Greater Houston area

Individual Affiliate

  • Identify as Black/African-American
  • Affiliated with a Black-led organization* that is:
    • Designated as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS and 
    • Serves communities in the Greater Houston area

* Black-led organizations are defined as those with a Black Executive Director or CEO whose primary organizational purpose is to work to build the political, economic and/or social power of the Black community. So, “Black-led” is about the demographic makeup and racial identity of the leadership as well as a political purpose of building power to ensure that the Black community thrives. This definition is influenced by the The Black Social Change Funders Network’s definition for “Black-led social change organizations” as stated in their report, “The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change.”

Member Benefits:

  • Invitations to participate in free learning opportunities hosted by Black Impact Houston and other community events, including access to recordings and resources from past sessions.
  • Engagement through our growing number of peer networks to collaborate, learn, and share with others. 
  • Share announcements on job vacancies 
  • Alerts on funding and other partnership opportunities
  • Connect with Black consultants and coaches via the Collaborative Consultant Directory.
  • Connect with funders at scheduled gatherings
  • Have profile in and access to Black Impact Houston’s Member Directory
  • Receive monthly newsletter highlighting achievements, events, and key updates from across the network and Greater Houston
  • Display the Black Impact Houston electronic badge on your website and social media
  • Additional benefits will be added as our capacity and network continues to grow

Annual Dues

For the inaugural years of Black Impact Houston, we are implementing a flat membership rate of $100 for organizations and $50 for individual affiliates. 

Please note that dues are subject to change in future years to ensure that we are building a sustainable network that will continue to meet the needs of our membership and communities for the long term. For more information on Black Impact Houston and how you can get involved, please email us at info@blackimpacthouston.org

Black Impact Houston is fiscally sponsored by HYPE Freedom School, Inc. To learn more about HYPE, please visit the website at www.hypefs.org.  

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