Grantmaking

We are proud to partner with organizations serving the deep South Texas Mid-Valley community. In order to receive funding, an organization must be a qualified public entity or an Internal Revenue Service recognized 501(c)(3), 509(a), or Section 170(c)(1) with current Form 990s and in good standing with the IRS and relevant state and local authorities. 

 

We approach all grant-making through the lens of the Social Determinants of Health, seeking alignment with the determinants and our five focus areas outlined below. While we invest in direct healthcare services, our philosophy is one of investing in “upstream” programs (prevention, wellness, nutrition, health education) to support sustainable impact in our community. 

 

We encourage projects that are evidence or research-based, projects that have the capacity to leverage additional funding, and collaborative partnerships.

 

Funding Focus Areas

DIRECT HEALTHCARE
SERVICES

Providing healthcare to individuals or families.

PREVENTION &  WELLNESS

Promoting physical and mental health or preventing disease or an illness from occurring.

HEALTH-RELATED
EDUCATION

Providing education to individuals, families, and communities that improves health and well-being. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Improving the emotional, behavioral, spiritual, or mental well-being of individuals and families.

NUTRITION

Helping families gain knowledge and access to food for optimal health and growth.

Capacity Building

Grantmaking

Since 2018, we have prioritized deeper engagement with our grantee partners in order to improve the long-term health of our communities. We initiated an invitation-only program that is focused on strengthening an organization's internal capacity. Organizations selected commit to participate in an in-depth organizational assessment designed to identify their strengths and areas of growth. Organizations then engage in the work of strengthening based on the assessment's findings so they can achieve greater impact. This work continues to evolve to meet organizations where they are with the goal of strengthening staff and Board leadership, operations, fundraising, communications, technology, and more.

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Where We Fund

We fund organizations serving the deep South Texas Mid-Valley community. This includes the communities of: San Carlos, La Blanca, Donna, Hargill, La Feria, La Sara, Lyford, Mercedes, Progreso, Raymondville, Santa Rosa, Sebastian, and Weslaco, including the Delta area: Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Monte Alto. Organizations are not required to have a physical location in the Mid-Valley as long as they provide services in these communities. 

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How to Apply

Typically, an information session/Funding Forum is held each spring, with grant applications due in the summer and funding award notifications mid- to late Fall. Specific dates will vary year to year. Join our email list by filling out the form on the "Contact" portion of our website or call 956.854.4534 to stay updated. The organization will first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the grant application portal. If the LOI is approved, an invitation to apply will be emailed to the applicant. Only those entities that receive invitations to apply may submit a full application. All applications must be submitted through the grant application portal.

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Grantmaking Documents

Grants Since 2014

Social Determinants of Health Overview

2022 Funding Forum Presentation