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Baker Ripley

Baker-Ripley believes that neighborhoods are bridges to opportunity, that people can transform communities, and that everyone, everywhere has something to contribute. Its impact is therefore targeted toward strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being, and increasing educational attainment in every community they serve. Working side by side with community leaders and residents, Baker-Ripley works to discover people's strengths, craft a collective vision, and design a plan to make their aspirations a reality.

Baker-Ripley encourages Houstonians to meet their neighbors and be a part of their lives — by sharing time, talent, creativity, and resources, you can help make communities stronger. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or sign up to be a volunteer, head here.

A monetary gift to Baker-Ripley helps families all over Houston earn, learn, and belong. Your support helps more than half a million neighbors get a chance at a better life.

Every year, Baker-Ripley's signature event, the Heart of Gold Celebration, brings together leaders from across the region to discuss what really matters, the most pressing issues we are all facing, and to recognize individuals whose visionary efforts in philanthropy throughout the community are shaping the Houston of tomorrow and enhancing the lives of its neighbors for generations to come.