The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established in 2006 to support projects that improve the Houston northwest community. Projects include the Thomas Hetherington Airport Festival Scholarships, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarships and the Green Medians Project.
The mission of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Foundation (HNWCC Foundation) is to support community interests in the northwest region of Harris County. The Corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for community charitable, scientific, arts or educational purposes serving the North Harris County region, which purposes shall include but not be limited to the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, and other activities useful or appropriate to the accomplishment of the foregoing purposes. The Corporation is established as a permanent organization in Texas seeking to enrich the local community through activities promoting such provision. By supporting community interests, the Chamber and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Foundation fill an important role in the community.