The Texas Equitable Vaccine Uptake Fund
Your Shot Texas is philanthropy’s collaborative response to raise confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and increase access among priority groups — those most affected by the virus and historically-marginalized populations across the state.
The Your Shot Texas fund provides grant dollars to community-based and grassroots organizations with existing relationships to priority communities, including people of color and under-resourced rural and urban communities. The fund aims to fill the gap and support outreach efforts of organizations and activities that may not qualify for public resources, but offer a promising approach at increasing vaccine confidence and uptake.
The pooled fund prioritizes focus on communities that are outside of the health care system and are best reached by trusted messengers to address any remaining hesitancy about the vaccine. These communities may face various barriers that make accessing the vaccine difficult.
The $2.8 million fund was created by Episcopal Health Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., and The Meadows Foundation. It is also supported by funding support from other philanthropic organizations across the state. The Your Shot Texas fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Your Shot Texas awards more than $1.1 million in latest round of grants to raise confidence and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially for youth and children
Learn about the latest grants, plus see how initial results from Your Shot Texas projects funded in June show progress in helping populations who have been most affected by the virus
The Your Shot Texas governing and grants review committees are using data to monitor the vaccination rates across the state and to inform the fund’s grantmaking strategy. See vaccination data for your area using the interactive map below.