OVERVIEW: With a long history and a rapidly growing endowment, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health supports a wide range of mental health programs throughout Texas.
IP TAKE: This funder prioritizes research and education through its affiliation with the University of Texas.
PROFILE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was created in 1940 by Will Hogg’s siblings after his sudden death at the age of 55. The foundation is affiliated with the University of Texas and prioritizes grantmaking in the state. It seeks to “transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life.”
Over the course of its history, it has supported such diverse initiatives as research exploring the link between race and mental health, efforts to ease soldiers’ transitions to civilian life, and workshops and seminars to improve the quality of care offered by Texas’ mental health providers.
The foundation has over 10 different areas of funding interest, and grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Hogg does not accept unsolicited grant proposals but it does announce RFPs for specific programs throughout the year. While the foundation’s mental health funding interests are pretty broad, it does not award grants for intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as autism, or neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s. It does, however, support research, healthcare, and outreach. To that end it puts out requests for proposals on a regular basis.
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