Houston Methodist awards $6.8 million through Community Benefits Grant Program
HOUSTON- (Feb. 1, 2023) – Houston Methodist announced today that it has awarded more than $6.8 million in community grants to 32 local nonprofit organizations through the Community Benefits Grant Program. In 2023, the agencies receiving grant support will help more than 188,000 individuals in underserved communities in the Greater Houston area gain access to health care services.
For 30 years, the Community Benefits Grant Program, has provided health care services, mental health services and access to the uninsured and underinsured through financial support and in-kind lab support to free clinics, federally qualified health centers and other nonprofit agencies. Since its inception, the grant program has provided $168 million to 82 unique local charities in the Houston area.
The Houston Methodist Community Benefits Grant Program supports health care access for underserved populations in alignment with Houston Methodist’s four community health priorities designed to reduce barriers to accessing primary care, specialty care and mental health care while stressing the importance of preventative care.
“For three decades, the Houston Methodist Community Benefits Grant Program has helped create pathways to care for some of the most vulnerable in the Greater Houston community who often are struggling to afford basic necessities,” said Ryane Jackson, vice president, community benefits at Houston Methodist. “Access to high quality health care is one of many issues that our community faces, and this grant helps makes much-needed health care resources affordable and accessible. I’m proud that we can continue to partner with local organizations focused on expanding the health and well-being of all Houstonians.”
In addition to the Community Benefits Grant Program, Houston Methodist provides grant support through its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant Program, established in 2020, which focuses on addressing social determinants of health and racial disparities in the Houston area.
For a full list of this year’s Community Benefits grant awardees, click here. For more information about Houston Methodist’s community commitment in the Greater Houston area led by the hospital’s Office of Community Benefits, click here.