Our Charitable Giving Mission: Helping Non-Profits Market More Effectively
Founded in 2008 as the philanthropic arm of AMA Houston, AMA Gives Back has provided more than $150,000 in grants to Houston non-profits. Grant recipients can use the funds to help with a wide variety of marketing initiatives to promote their causes – allowing them to fulfill their mission and provide support and services to Houston and its surrounding communities.
Each year, AMA distributes a minimum of one third of our chapter’s net income in the form of AMA Gives Back Grants. While the grant program has long been the cornerstone of this program, AMA Gives Back also provides members the opportunity to donate their time and talent in support of nonprofit organizations.
AMA Gives Back Casino Night
February 23, 2022 | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM CST | Warehouse 72
On February 23, 2022, AMA Houston will host AMA Gives Back Casino Night. This fun and exciting fundraising event will help AMA Gives Back raise money for our 2022 grant program. The chapter’s inaugural casino night is sure to be widely attended by Houston’s top marketing executives and organizations. Registration is open to everyone – AMA members and non-members. The evening will consist of several gaming tables, entertainment, and the opportunity to participate in silent auctions, all while helping to raise money for our grant program, and in turn, Houston nonprofits.
Houstonians and our businesses are known for our open hearts and being champions for the communities we serve, and now, more than ever, our amazing non-profit organizations and groups need our support.
To register to attend Casino Night, check back in December for more information!
Thank you to our 2022 Casino Night Sponsors
AMA Houston and the AMA Gives Back team are pleased to offer an annual, exclusive sponsorship that will enable your company to get out in front of Houston’s top companies and business decision makers, all while helping support the amazing non-profits that give so much to our local communities. To view available sponsorship opportunities click here.
Apply for a Grant
AMA Houston members who work for or support a non-profit may nominate or apply for a grant to support that organizations’ marketing needs. You just need to be an AMA member and a supporter (employee, volunteer, member, or financial contributor) of the non-profit organization for which you are applying. Have more than one favorite non-profit? There is no limit on the number of organizations you can enter!
Grant applications open in January 2022. Recipients will be announced, and grants will be distributed at the AMA monthly luncheon in June.
Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to Dori Albora, Vice President of AMA Gives Back.
2021 Grant Recipients
We welcome donations year-round, and in any amount. 100% of your AMA Gives Back donation goes directly to deserving Houston area non-profit organizations. To donate, complete the form below and the amount you will donate, and click SUBMIT to provide payment. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Giving of your time and talent can make a powerful, lasting impact. Each year, AMA Gives Back matches mentors with our grant recipients to help them make the most of their grant funds. Do you have a special marketing talent or passion and want to be matched up with a non-profit? Click Here!
Additionally, AMA Houston participates in a Day of Giving each year where we work with a selected non-profit to help maximize their service projects. Day of Giving projects in the past have included meal prep with the Houston Food Bank, packing lunches for Kids Meals, and creating holiday kits for the children of Bridgeyear. To learn more and participate in our annual Day of Giving, please email email@example.com.
AMA Houston Penny Todd Scholarship
In addition to providing grants to local nonprofits, AMA Houston also awards up to $10,000 in scholarships for Texas based undergraduate students majoring in marketing, communications, or a related field.