Give Back Initiative

We have partnered with nonprofits that share our same vision, mission, and values with a focus on helping the people of our beautiful city. We believe in paying forward!

MECA Houston

MECA began in 1977, growing out of the St. Joseph Fun ‘n Food Fest, the first citywide celebration of the various cultural groups that lived in inner-city Houston. Built-in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the school is currently undergoing restoration through MECA’s Dow School Rehabilitation Project. Today, MECA offers classes through the Out-of-School Program which includes classical and ethnic instrumental studies, as well as support services for families. For more information, please visit

The Montrose Center Houston

The Montrose Center empowers our community — primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their families — to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Through services such as case management, counseling services, and outreach, we are dedicated to addressing some of the social disparities affecting the communities we serve.

Southern Smoke Foundation

Southern Smoke Foundation supports members of the food and beverage industry nationwide through emergency relief funding and wellness assistance. We fund food and beverage workers – including restaurant and bar employees, farmers and ranchers, and winemakers and brewers – experiencing crises including natural disasters, medical emergencies, accidents, loss of wages, and other unforeseen events. We also operate a program offering free mental health care for food and beverage workers and their children. Our goal is to ensure all American food and beverage workers live healthy lives without fear of financial paralysis.