The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin has announced grants totaling $11.5 million in support of collaborative efforts to improve health and well-being in the greater Houston area.
Through the foundation's Communities of Care initiative, ten organizations will receive grants of $800,000 over five years to expand an existing community-driven collaborative dedicated to addressing system-wide needs such as resilience, mental health, equity, and well-being, with a focus on children, youth of color, and their families. Grantees include Richmond-based AccessHealth, the Family Service Center of Galveston County, and Mental Health America of Greater Houston. The remaining $3.5 million was awarded to the Prevention Institute, which will coordinate the initiative.
"Taken collectively, these grantees bring to the table a combination of know-how, ambition, and commitment to community that is truly inspiring," said Hogg Foundation executive director Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. "It was a challenge to select only ten organizations for this opportunity, but the end result was a lineup of amazing grantees who are well rooted in the places they hope to impact."