Center for Houston’s Future furthers the region as a top global community in which to work and live.


Center for Houston’s Future (CHF) works to address matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. We bring business and community together to innovate for the future of the greater Houston region. CHF is an organization devoted exclusively to thinking and acting strategically for the long-term future of the Houston nine-county region.

Three program areas provide a framework for accomplishing its mission:

Strategic Planning

Business/Civic Leadership Development

Community Future Awareness


The Center for Houston’s Future originated in 1992 as a 501(c)3 affiliate of the Greater Houston Partnership to develop quality research projects and educational programs that contribute to the understanding and improvement of the greater Houston region’s future. In 2000, following a series of participating workshops attended by a diverse group of 36 business/civic leaders, the Center developed a set of major missions, and became a nonprofit affiliate of the Partnership, with an independent board of directors.

By the close of 2016, CHF graduated 991 men and women from its Business/Civic Leadership Forums, well-diversified by race and industry, in keeping with its goal to “deepen the bench and widen the circle” of civic leadership in the region.

Privacy Notice
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Center for Houston’s Future website.

Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all the information collected or submitted on the Center for Houston’s Future website. On some pages, you can request information, register for events, or make donations. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:

• Name
• Address
• Email Address
• Phone Number
• Credit/Debit Card Information – This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your particular request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about events, services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control of Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website, or by submitting a written request via the Contact Us form:

• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us remove any data we have about you.

Our Commitment to Data Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 713-844-9303 or via email.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests/Raffles
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys, contests, or raffles. Participation is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), demographic information (such as zip code, age level), or financial information (credit card information for billing purposes). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for evaluation purposes, to gather feedback, or to improve the use and satisfaction of this site.

CHF logo

is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

is affiliated with the Greater Houston Partnership

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701 Avenida de las Americas
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77010





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