FOUNDATION FOR BLACK HERITAGE AND CULTURE

Houston, TX   |  www.houstonblackheritagefest.com

Mission

The Mission of our organization is to elevate Black Heritage through music and arts and to promote the growth of visual art, drama, entertainment, literature, and dance. Nestled in the Heart of Houston, the Foundation encourages young people to know and love the arts and fosters the values of self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Richard Andrews

Main address

5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Houston, TX 77230 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

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

Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Fest

The Black Heritage Weekend™ (BHW) 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 all-day 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

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

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts 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

Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts 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

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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.

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 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

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Board co-chair

Rodney Jones

RJ Law Group

Term: 2015 - 2017

Darryl King

The Principle Partnering Group

Rodney Jones

RJ Law Group

Mike Long

Live Nation

Karen Carter-Ricahrds

The Houston Forward Times

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No