AMA Houston Gives Back

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.

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!

The 2022 grant application deadline was April 29. Recipients will be announced at the inaugural Casino Night fundraiser on June 16th, so register to attend today!

Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to Dori Albora, Vice President of AMA Gives Back.

2021 Grant Recipients

Donate Today!

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.

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Get Involved!

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

Casino Night

This fun and exciting fundraising event helps AMA Gives Back raise money for our grant program, and in turn, Houston nonprofits. The evening includes multiple gaming tables, entertainment, and prizes. For more information on Casino Night, click here.

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. For more information on the Penny Todd Scholarship program, click here.