Hogg Foundation Awards $2 Million in Grants to Benefit Mental Health Services for Houston-area Children
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

September, 2012

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded about $2,056,000 in grants to continue developing and strengthening mental health services and supports for children, youth and families in Houston and Harris County.

 

Eight mental health providers will receive one-year of additional funding through a continuation of the 2009 Ima Hogg Children’s Mental Health Grants program. The original grants were based on recommendations from a two-year, community-wide strategic planning process conducted by the City of Houston and Harris County Joint City/County Commission on Children.

 

"With the additional year of funding, we are better positioning these organizations to serve their communities for years to come," said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the foundation. "Miss Ima Hogg's vision, caring and concern for children and families lives on in the community she loved through her generous gift.”

 

The original eight grantees that were selected will now receive a fourth year of funding to continue offering services to children, youth and their families to help build capacity and focus on sustainability efforts.

 

The grantees are:

 

 

“These grants will benefit thousands of children, youth and their families in the Houston community and sustain mental health services that may have been out of reach otherwise,” said Vicky Coffee-Fletcher, the program officer for the grant initiative. “This fourth year of funding will strengthen services in some of Houston’s most underserved communities.”

 

The grant initiative is provided through the Ima Hogg Fund, one of the foundation’s two major endowments. For more than 30 years, the fund has supported mental health services for children, youth and their families in a variety of settings in Houston and Harris County. Since 1976, the Ima Hogg endowment has funded 167 grants totaling more than $28 million. This year’s grantees previously received a total of $7.9 million over a three-year period through the endowment.

 

The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by supporting mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.