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Our Impact

Since our first grant distribution cycle in 2014, we have awarded $49 million in grants to 52 organizations improving the health of Mid-Valley families.  

The Nonprofit Leaders for Excellence program in partnership with Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is in its second cohort. This program brings together 12 Rio Grande Valley nonprofit leaders gather monthly to learn, network, and collaborate on leadership, governance, operations, and more.

Meet Our 2022 Nonprofit Partners

Providing opportunities and hope for people to plan their futures and stay healthy through quality, affordable, and confidential care.

Access Esperanza Clinics

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Improving and enhancing the quality

of life for low-income families who lack 

dental insurance through

access to oral health care.

Dentists Who Care

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 Capturing and utilizing Social Determinants of Health to recognize social needs and improve

the impact of local services while increasing

the accessibility and reach of mental health services for residents of the Mid-Valley area. 

Hope Family Health Center


Preventing blindness and preserving sight with a focus on  increased health equity in vision health, and educating those who have diabetes or are at risk of developing eye disease. 

Prevent Blindness



Providing early learning experiences and support services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children in partnership with families to ensure a strong

future for all.

Su Casa de Esperanza


Providing educational opportunities to foster appreciation and understanding of the Lower Rio Grande Valley's unique natural communities of flora and fauna.

Valley Nature Center

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Providing compassionate care for persons in the last chapter of life, in a home-like setting,

so they can approach a peaceful death with comfort and dignity.

Aurora House

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 Providing comprehensive primary, disease prevention and behavioral health care services to the medically indigent.

El Milagro Clinic

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Empowering all Texans to lead healthier lives, build healthier communities, and contribute to a healthier state.

It's Time Texas

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 Encouraging healthy cooking and 

lifestyle through online and in-person presentations to help residents focus on their diet and physical activity to combat diabetes and obesity.

Rio Grande Valley

Diabetes Association


The School of Social Work will place students in community agencies who are each focused on one Social Determinant of Health (SDOH). Students will be trained on SDOH assessment, intervention, and referrals, and will work with clients presenting for services. 

The University of Texas

Rio Grande Valley


Providing affordable housing utilizing collaborative partnerships to create sustainable communities across the Rio Grande Valley through quality education, model financing, efficient home design, and superior construction. 

Community Development

Corporation of Brownsville

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Improving lives through food assistance, nutrition education, and access to community services.

Food Bank of the
Rio Grande Valley

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Providing exceptional healthcare while

offsetting the high cost of providing indigent health care to the uninsured in our community. 

Knapp Medical Center


Enhancing the lives of children living with diabetes through personal empowerment, family support, community awareness, and public advocacy.

South Texas Juvenile
Diabetes Association

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Addressing the compounding nursing and other allied health professionals shortage in the Mid Valley region through workforce development, education and training, student certification,

and helping students achieve living wage employment. 

Valley Initiative for Development & Advancement

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The Gibson Park Musical Gardens intends to create a musical garden for the community of Weslaco. The purpose of the Gibson Park Musical Gardens is to create a space where all children and families can come together through the gift of music and nature. 

Weslaco ISD/

High School

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