Vote now for CultureMap's 2017 charity partner

CultureMap Charity Challenge is back, and the power is in your hands to select our 2017 nonprofit partner from these eight deserving organizations making an impact in the Houston community.

The group with the most votes wins big: an advertising package valued at $10,000 and bragging rights as CultureMap’s 2017 charity partner — which, of course, is priceless. We’ll announce the winner on January 6, 2017.

You can vote once a day, every day, through December 18 at 11:59 pm. And spread the word to friends, colleagues, donors, board members, parents, and your cool grandma who loves posting on your “wall.”

Ready, set, vote!

The votes are in. See who won!
Bayou Buddies

Bayou Buddies, an affiliate of Buffalo Bayou Partnerships, is dedicated to enhancing Houston's historic waterway, and raising awareness of Buffalo Bayou among Houston’s young professional community. 

f.r.e.s.h. Young Professionals

Houston Food Bank f.r.e.s.h. young professionals is a service organization motivated to take action and bring awareness to the issue of hunger through fundraising, advocacy, social, and volunteer efforts.

Friends of Depelchin

Friends of DePelchin is a group of young professionals who are committed to supporting DePelchin’s mission through philanthropy, volunteerism, and raising awareness within the Houston community.

Homemade Hope
Homemade Hope provides hands-on cooking classes and holiday celebrations in homeless and transitional living shelters where children experience the joy of family meals, the nurturing power of creating healthy dishes, and the stability of developing traditions centered around food.
Planned Parenthood Young Leaders

Planned Parenthood Young Leaders is a group of young professionals in the Houston area who recognize that the future of reproductive freedom and quality healthcare depends on the determination and dedication of their generation.


Scene provides inside access to the Alley Theatre through social activities and cultural engagement to develop a community of young supporters for the growth and future of a Houston arts institution.

Urban Green

Hermann Park Conservancy’s Urban Green is a membership and events group made up of young professionals dedicated to the conservancy’s mission to improve and maintain Hermann Park by inspiring new generations of park supporters.

Young Texans Against Cancer

Established in 2001 by a group of 44 young individuals in the Houston area, YTAC strives to increase cancer awareness among the generation of 22- to 40-year-olds.