EHF announces historic grant investment

EHF invests more than $22 million to address non-medical drivers of health and strengthen access to comprehensive health services in Texas.

Episcopal Health Foundation has invested $22.8 million in new grants that help community-based organizations and clinics address non-medical drivers of health, while providing access to comprehensive, preventive health services to low-income families across Texas.  The investment is EHF’s largest single cycle of grants to date.

More than $5 million in grants are being awarded to organizations that are working to re-allocate health system resources to focus on non-medical causes of poor health like access to healthy food, safe places to exercise, factors related to maternal health, and more. Some of these grants are also focused on finding sustainable ways for community-based clinics to pay for non-medical services through value-based payment models.  

“This historic investment continues to advance the work of community clinics to go beyond their walls and take community action to prevent poor health,” said Dr. Ann Barnes, EHF’s president and CEO. “This is what we mean by improving health, not just health care in Texas.”

In addition, $17.8 million in grants will provide funding in three other areas that are focused on making health services equitable and accessible:

  • Providing comprehensive, preventive, primary care, reproductive, and behavioral health services

  • Expanding health coverage and enrolling low-income Texans in affordable health insurance programs  
  • Increasing rural health services
Waco Family Medicine's Culinary Roadshow teaches medical staff about healthy cooking options and how food is a fundamental driver of health.

Complete list of EHF new grant recipients: 

Resource allocation and system reform in the health sector reflect the goal of improving health, not just health care 

  •  $900,000 – Access Health in Fort Bend County

  • $388,491 – CommUnity Care in Travis County

  • $1,078,470Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin  
  • $292,500 – Giving Austin Labor Support in Travis and Williamson counties

  • $700,000 – Lone Star Circle of Care in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Harris, Travis and Williamson counties

  • $400,000 – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute across Texas

  • $450,000 – People’s Community Clinic in Travis County

  • $187,000 – Special Health Resources for Texas in Gregg and Smith counties  
  • $100,000 – Texas 2036 across Texas
  • $200,027 – United Way for Greater Austin  
  • $360,000 – Waco Family Medicine 


Low-income and vulnerable populations access comprehensive care in communities 

  • $175,000 – Angelina County & Cities Health District

  • $750,000 – Avenue 360 Health & Wellness in Ft. Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties

  • $140,000 – Baylor College of Medicine’s Teen Health Clinic at Wisdom High School in Houston

  • $200,000 Bayside Healthcare Foundation in Chambers County 
  • $280,000 – Boat People S.O.S. in Brazoria, Ft. Bend and Harris counties 
  • $500,000 – Brazos Valley Community Action Agency in Brazos, Lee and Madison counties 
  • $136,500 – Bread of Life, Inc. across Texas 
  • $326,000 – Casa Marinella in Travis County

  • $397,500Children’s Defense Fund across Texas 
  • $450,000 – Every Texan across Texas 
  • $250,000 – East Texas Food Bank in Gregg and Smith counties

  • $50,000 – ECHOS in Harris County

  • $750,000 – Foundation Communities in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Fayette, McLennan and Williamson counties

  • $250,000 – Georgetown Health Foundation in Williamson County    
  • $166,157 – Health Alliance for Austin Musicians in Bastrop, Travis and Williamson counties  
  • $500,000 – Healthcare for the Homeless Houston  
  • $850,000 – Healthy Futures of Texas across Texas 
  • $350,000 – HOPE Clinic in Harris and Ft. Bend counties  
  • $750,000 – Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network in Falls, Freestone and Limestone counties  
  • $431,015 – Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative across Texas  
  • $250,000 – Ibn Sina Foundation in Harris and Ft. Bend counties 
  • $650,000 – Lone Star Family Health Center in Montgomery County 
  • $350,000 – Memorial Assistance Ministries in Harris County 
  • $350,000 – Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program in Matagorda and Wharton counties 
  • $450,000 – Mental Health America of Greater Houston 
  • $300,000 – The Montrose Center in Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties 

  • $400,000 – Mosaic Counseling Centers of East Texas in Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Rusk and Smith counties 
  • $150,000 – Palacios Community Hub in Matagorda County 
  • $500,000 – People’s Community Clinic in Travis County  
  • $600,000 – Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston 
  • $915,000 – Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Tyler and Waco 
  • $100,000 – Push Birth Partners in Brazoria, Ft. Bend and Harris counties 
  • $41,688 – Saint Louise House in Travis County 
  • $451,835 – SEARCH Homeless services in Harris County 
  • $250,703 – Special Health Resources for Texas in Gregg and Smith counties 
  • $120,000 – Spring Branch Community Health Center in Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties  
  • $247,750 – St. Paul Children’s Foundation in Gregg and Smith counties  
  • $575,000 –  Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network in Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties 
  • $150,000 – Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center in Travis County
  • $700,000 – Tejas Health Care in Fayette County

  • $550,000 – Texas Children’s Hospital in Harris County 
  • $54,938 – The Beacon of Downtown Houston  
  • $475,000 – The Rose in various counties  
  • $455,000 – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 
  • $350,000 – The Women’s Home in Harris County  
  • $199,118 – UHPhealth in Chambers, Jefferson and Liberty counties 
  • $125,000 – VCare Clinics in Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties

  • $351,600 – Waco Family Medicine