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FOUNDATION FOR BLACK HERITAGE AND CULTURE

Our History Our Heritage

Houston, TX   |  www.houstonblackheritagefest.com

Mission

To share, preserve and advance the vibrant legacy of African American culture through the foundation's three pillare (Education, Health Equity & Cultural Arts) and to establish community-focused initiatives benefiting under-served inner-city youth populations and economically disadvantage families.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Richard Andrews

Main address

5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Houston, TX 77021 USA

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EIN

80-0782869

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Black Heritage Fest

Black Heritage Fest™ (BHF) is a week long cultural affair that promotes historical and cultural solidarity. Featuring inspirational speakers, black-owned exhibits, nationally-renowned musicians, artists, spoken word, and craftspeople, locally and nationally. This week long experience has something for everyone: Health & wellness education, financial empowerment, and self-expression all within the unique blend of African and African American style!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Black Heritage Honors is a relatively new program the Foundation will put in place this year, paying tribute to those who have been instrumental in supporting the local African-American community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Partners in Education is a relatively new pilot initiative with local private schools where students taught entrepreneurial skillsets by being trained in different professional areas, such as the nuances of event production.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Darryl King Paving The Way 2017

Work Youth Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

King of Urban League Guild Gals 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2015 there was inclement weather for the entire festival.

Total number of exhibitions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Black Heritage Fest

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our participating exhibitions has steadily increased over the years. This past year 2018 being the largest number 135 exhibitors from all over the country.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Black Heritage Fest

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our attendance has fluctuated over the past several years. Most of our attendees pay no fee. Paid attendance is smaller than the number listed here.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation has a simple goal; to promote cultural and heritage awareness through education and celebration of African-American contributions throughout history. In addition to providing a platform for the incubation and growth of such contributions. The Foundation does this by taking a holistic approach, supporting the African-American community in other areas such as health & wellness, education, and financial empowerment. The Foundation also fosters inclusiveness and diversity by insisting that community partners from all walks of life join in on its mission.

The Foundation has several different strategies, all of which tie into its bigger mission of education and celebration.

Raising Awareness: The Foundation continues to believe that education and awareness is the key to thriving communities.

Thought Leadership: There is something empowering about a culture curating the education and showcase of its own heritage. It is for that reason that it was so important the Foundation serve as more than an intermediary, but actually, create the platforms and vehicles by which the African-American community could participate in telling its story.

Partnership: The Foundation understands humanity grows through participation, not isolation. Consequently, there are board members and staff specifically dedicated to ensuring the partnership network for the Foundation remains robust, diverse and inclusive. The Foundation recognizes the role it plays in the community and seeks to serve as an ombudsman for others seeking to contribute, understand and/or create a dialogue with the African-American community.

The Foundation focuses heavily on utilizing its community partners and network, as well as its well-attended events.

The Foundation has successfully proven there is not only a need for what it offers, but a want and desire for what it offers in the community. Evidenced by the outstanding participation and involvement it has been able to garner so far. However, this is only the beginning. Now, the Foundation hopes to use this attention to create relationships throughout (and with) the city. As well as continue, emboldening and uplifting African American youth by connecting them with their past.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FOUNDATION FOR BLACK HERITAGE AND CULTURE

Board of directors
as of 08/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

This is currently being voted on n/a

Darryl King

The Principle Partnering Group

Mike Long

Live Nation

Karen Carter-Ricahrds

The Houston Forward Times

Chantell Link

Texas Southern University

Brad Moye

Bradford C. Moye, PLLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.