Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Texas Grants

OVERVIEW: This funder is focused solely on mental health in Texas. It publishes open RFPs on its website when funding opportunities are available.

FUNDING AREAS: Mental health in Texas

IP TAKE: Sign up for this funder’s mailing list to learn about open RFPs. There’s been a big push here for better mental health for youth and young adults.

PROFILE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is dedicated to improving mental health in Texas. It is based in Austin, Texas, and was established by the children of Texas Governor James Hogg in 1940. An initial $2.5 million endowment came from Will C. Hogg’s estate, the eldest of Governor Hogg’s children.

A majority of Hogg grants are awarded through a competitive request for proposals. Only Texas-based nonprofits are eligible for pretty much all Hogg grants, but the field includes state and local government agencies, universities, mental health organizations, and social service groups.  

In the realm of mental health, Hogg supports programs and services, policy analysis, research, and public education. Specific interests include enhancing public policy and improving the mental health workforce. Hogg also supports efforts to impact consumers and youth and families. There are no grant programs dedicated to substance use disorders. It also does not fund intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and mental retardation.

You can see lists of previously Hogg grants on the Our Grantees and Initiatives page. Lately, many grants have been between $50,000 and $500,000. Grants over $1 million are occasionally awarded.

Open requests for proposals are listed here. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals but rather issues RFPs for specific programs. Each time a new RFP is announced, the foundation posts a “questions and answers” section to address concerns about that particular grant opportunity.

Hogg also provides resources for finding services, healthcare consumers, public awareness, and credible news sources. Scholarships and fellowships are awarded. Other Hogg activities include hosting a free biennial children’s mental health conference, faith-based outreach and education, public policy work, director seminars, and raising awareness about trauma-informed care.

The foundation is led by an executive director, Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr., with over a dozen other staff members. Program officer contact information can be found on the Staff page.

General questions can be directed to the foundation staff at 512-471-5041, and grantseeker questions should be sent via email to hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. The staff does not accept phone calls regarding requests for proposals, only emails. The address is 3001 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78703. Subscribe to the funder’s mailing list to learn about the mental health causes Hogg supports in Texas.


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