Greater Houston Non-Profit Organizations helping to make the Houston Metro and the Texas Gulf Coast areas a better place to live.

ACLU of Texas – The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights — litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.

American Council of the Blind – The American Council of the Blind is the nation’s leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia.

American Heart Association – Information about fighting heart disease and strokes. Searchable site gives you clinical information, guides to eating healthy and an overview of AHA programs.

Stair Chair Lift Guide – Information about home improvements to help seniors age in place.

American Society for QualityThe Mission of Section 1405 is tto be the recognized leader for advancing quality and operational excellence in the Greater Houston Area by recruiting and developing improvement-minded individuals and providing our members opportunities for learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange.

American Red Cross – Greater HoustonThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters – Children are our greatest natural resource. They need positive role models they can look up to and admire. Our organization is dedicated to providing opportunities for volunteers to enjoy the magic that comes from making a new friend.  By becoming a Big,
you can put some magic into a child’s life and you will both be
forever changed by the experience.

Fathers for Equal Rights
– Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. is a Chapter
501(c)3, non-profit organization with an elected Board of Directors, serving Fathers
Rights since 1973. It is your advocate for equal parenting responsibility and fosters the
father-child relationship.

Goodwill Industries
– Goodwill Industries provides people with the tools they need to succeed in working. We
are one of the world’s largest nonprofit providers of employment and training services for
people with disabilities and other disadvantaging conditions such as welfare dependency,
illiteracy, criminal history and homelessness.

Houston Food Bank – The Houston Food Bank provides food to 400 hunger relief agencies in the city of Houston and the surrounding 18 counties. The food bank is a major hub for these agencies where food is sorted and prepared to be shipped out. Despite the food bank’s original purpose it has developed programs such as kids cafe and operation frontline, where hunger is not only relieved but where also the importance of proper nutrition is taught. In addition, kids cafe teaches young people age 7-17 how to cook healthy meals in a supervised after-school environment. These various programs and the original goal of getting food out into the communities necessitates volunteers with various skills and capabilities.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk
– Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grass
roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD is not a crusade against
alcohol consumption. Our focus is to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and
underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have already experienced the pain
of these senseless crimes.

REACT (Radio
Emergency Associated Communication Teams)-
We will provide public safety communications to
individuals, organizations, and government agencies to save lives, prevent injuries, and
give assistance wherever and whenever needed

McDonald House of Houston

The Ronald McDonald House of Houston offers a home away from home for
families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center
institution for cancer or other serious illnesses. More than just
a place to sleep, the Ronald McDonald House provides a warm, safe, and
comfortable home-like environment for families who are caring for
seriously ill children

The Salvation Army
– The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith
emphasis God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian
religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial
to society or the community of mankind as a whole’.

The SPCA of Texas is a private, nonprofit organization
dedicated to the welfare of animals. Established in 1938, the SPCA of Texas has been a
leader among humane societies in Texas for over 55 years.

Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
– To improve the quality of life of all people by
responding to priority health and human service needs through gathering and distributing
community resources in an efficient and accountable manner.

UFSS – UFSS network of authorized dealers conducts home fire safety seminars and workshops, safety programs for schools, churches and companies. Visit their website for details on FREE
demonstrations for your group.


VOLUNTEER HOUSTON, established in 1974, is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the development, promotion and support of volunteerism.
For more than 25 years, VOLUNTEER HOUSTON has been the city’s sole
referral service connecting volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse
nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations all around Houston
and its vicinity rely on VOLUNTEER HOUSTON to acquire over 30,000
volunteers per year.