Our Grantees and Initiatives

Our primary focus is to advance mental health wellness and recovery in Texas. To achieve this, we invest in mental health programs and services, policy analysis, research, and public education. The majority of our grants are awarded through a competitive request for proposals.

View open RFPs and learn more about our grantmaking strategy.

ACTIVE GRANT PROGRAMS

A list of active grant programs benefiting consumers, youth and families.
Project TitleGrantee OrganizationAmount AwardedLocation
Recovery to PracticeAmerican Psychiatric Nurses Association - Tx Chapter $199,939Garland, Texas
Helping Others Help ThemselvesAnderson Cherokee Community Enrichment Services $78,960Jacksonville, Texas
Health, Wellness, and Recovery for People with Mental Health and Substance Use DisordersAssociation of Persons Affected by Addiction $240,000Dallas, Texas
Advancing Recovery in TexasAustin Clubhouse, Inc. $239,948Austin, Texas
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Behavior in SchoolsAustin ISD, Crockett High School $24,981Austin, Texas
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Behavior in SchoolsAustin ISD $49,995Austin, Texas
Transition-Age YouthBaylor College of Medicine $1,017,182Houston, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryBluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center $50,289Round Rock, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryBurke Center $1,262,958Lufkin, Texas
Children's Mental Health Clinic and Services for Uninsured or Underinsured ChildrenClarity Child Guidance Center $126,745San Antonio, Texas
Transition-Age YouthCommunities In Schools-Houston, Inc. $1,435,446Houston, Texas
CornerstoneCommunity Healthcore $238,372Longview, Texas
Transition-Age Youth and FamiliesDisability Rights Texas $886,700Austin, Texas
Transition-Age YouthEaster Seals of Greater Houston, Inc. $1,565,279Bellaire, Texas
The CommonGround ProjectFamily Services of El Paso $239,997El Paso, Texas
Transition-Age YouthFamily Services of Greater Houston $1,285,102Houston, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryGulf Bend Center $44,038Victoria, Texas
Healthy Minds, Healthy ChildrenHarris County Department of Education $96,997Houston, Texas
Transition-Age YouthHarris County Protective Services HAY Center $1,178,032Houston, Texas
Preparing the Peer WorkforceHouston Department of Health and Human Services $1,023,881Houston, Texas
Recovery to Practice Peer SupportMental Health Resource of Texas $189,046Austin, Texas
Via HopeMental Health Resource of Texas $1,390,096Austin, Texas
Advancing Recovery in TexasOpportunity Center for the Homeless $239,925El Paso, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryPecan Valley Mental Health Mental Retardation Region $45,882Granbury, Texas
Transition-Age YouthStar of Hope Mission $1,436,984Houston, Texas
Growing a Culture of CareTexas Network of Youth Services $309,945Austin, Texas
Transition-Age YouthTexas Network of Youth Services $581,153Austin, Texas
Recovery to Practice in PsychiatryTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso $197,817El Paso, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryThe Gulf Coast Center $43,882Galveston, Texas
Trauma-Informed Care for ChildrenThe SAFE Alliance $565,384Austin, Texas
Recovery-Oriented PlanJPS Health Network $239,998Fort Worth, Texas
Recovery to Practice in Social WorkThe University of Texas at Arlington $200,000Arlington, Texas
Recovery to Practice in PsychologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio $197,456San Antonio, Texas
East Texas Coalition for Mental Health RecoveryTri-County Behavioral Healthcare $43,533Conroe, Texas
Recovery to Practice Training ProgramUniversity of North Texas $198,403Denton, Texas
A list of active grant programs that promote dialogue and learning.
Project TitleGrantee OrganizationAmount AwardedLocation
Mental Health InitiativeWheeler Avenue Central City Comprehensive Community Center $79,695Houston, Texas
African-American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessAlliance for Greater Works $180,000Grand Prairie, Texas
Psychoeducational Intervention and African AmericansBenita A Bamgbade $20,000Austin, Texas
Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessBible Way Fellowship Baptist Church $79,996Houston, Texas
African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessConcord Church $78,693Dallas, Texas
African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessDallas City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church $77,018Dallas, Texas
Transition-Age Youth and Families, Outcomes EvaluationDePelchin Children's Center $144,286Houston, Texas
African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessGods Way Christian Baptist Church $79,106Taylor, Texas
Mental Health Awareness and NavigationGreater Mt. Tabor Christian Center $75,803Fort Worth, Texas
Analysis of Refugee Women’s Social SupportKarin Wachter $20,000Austin, Texas
Rheumatic Disorders and Supportive Interactions, Psychosocial OutcomesKristen Farris $1,500Kyle, Texas
Analysis of How Nurses Talk about ADHD in Preschool-Age ChildrenMarian Morris $1,500Austin, Texas
Mental Health First AidMetroplex Economic Development Corporation $78,961Dallas, Texas
PEACE (People Experiencing a Change through Education)Missouri City Baptist Church $65,900Missouri City, Texas
Mind Body Soul, Mental Health AwarenessMount Zion Missionary Baptist Church $79,097Houston, Texas
Faith Based Mental Health Education and Awareness EvaluationPrairie View A&M University $102,582College Station, Texas
Women’s Perspectives of Postpartum DepressionSarah Faye Guy $1,500Liberty Hill, Texas
Decision-Making and Treatment Drop-Out in Early Psychosis for LatinosSouthern Methodist University $98,384Dallas, Texas
Peer Support Training and Supervision for Texas FirefightersTexas A&M University $21,371College Station, Texas
Black Women's Experience and Perception of Recovery From DepressionTexas A&M University-Central Texas $21,976Killeen, Texas
Peer Support in Integrated Health Care EvaluationTexas State University $80,584San Marcos, Texas
Recovery-Based Communication in the Clinical SettingTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso $22,000El Paso, Texas
Self-Determined Participation in Community for People with Serious Mental IllnessThe University of Texas at El Paso $66,000El Paso, Texas
Randomized, Controlled Trial of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Program on the U.S.-Mexico BorderThe University of Texas at El Paso $21,985El Paso, Texas
Evaluation of DSHS Community Reentry Pilot ProjectThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston $33,896Houston, Texas
Recovery-Oriented Research Methods for a Youth Peer GroupThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston $21,987Houston, Texas
Recovery-Oriented Crisis ServicesThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio $21,637San Antonio, Texas
Peer-led Positive Psychology for Hispanic YouthThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $22,000Edinburg, Texas
Treatment Engagement and Recovery for Former Foster YouthUniversity of Houston $80,480Houston, Texas
Self-Determination, Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement and RecoveryUniversity of North Texas $59,456Denton, Texas
African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and AwarenessWindsor Village United Methodist Church $70,968Houston, Texas
A list of active grant programs aimed at enhancing public policy.
Project TitleGrantee OrganizationAmount AwardedLocation
Texas Mental Health Collaborative FundAustin Community Foundation $60,000Austin, Texas
Mental Health Policy FellowCenter for Public Policy Priorities $141,426Austin, Texas
Mental Health Policy FellowDisability Rights Texas $147,860Austin, Texas
Mental Health and Criminal Justice Peer Policy FellowGrassroots Leadership $137,831Austin, Texas
Mental health Policy FellowNASW Texas $145,790Austin, Texas
Peer Policy FellowNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas $135,651Austin, Texas
Early Childhood Mental HealthTexans Care For Children Inc $135,313Austin, Texas
Mental Health Policy AcademyTexans Care For Children Inc $366,550Austin, Texas
Integrating Substance Use Prevention and Mental Health PolicyTexans Standing Tall $156,864Austin, Texas
Amplifying Consumer VoicesOne Voice Texas $150,006Houston, Texas
Mental Health Policy FellowTexas Pediatric Society $145,493Austin, Texas
Recovery and Peer Coaching for Substance UseCommunities for Recovery $134,990Austin, Texas
A list of active grant programs aimed at transforming the mental health workforce.
Project TitleGrantee OrganizationAmount AwardedLocation
Bilingual Mental HealthBaylor University $282,241Waco, Texas
Primary and Mental Health IntegrationCentro San Vicente $100,000El Paso, Texas
Advancing Peer SupportHope Family Health Center $299,964McAllen, Texas
Recovering, Empowering and Re-balancingGulf Coast Health Center, Inc. $299,779Port Arthur, Texas
Coordination of Integrated Health Care Planning and Implementation GranteesMental Health America Of Greater Houston Inc $249,564Houston, Texas
HITS Data MigrationNuestra Clinica del Valle, Inc. $5,500Pharr, Texas
Peer Support in Integrated Health CareProject Vida Health Center $299,980El Paso, Texas
Bilingual Social Work Scholarship ProgramStephen F. Austin State University $103,260Nacogdoches, Texas
Texas Psychology Internship AccreditationTexas Juvenile Justice Department $135,424Austin, Texas
Texas Psychology Internship AccreditationThe LoneStar Psychology Residency Consortium $474,251Edinburg, Texas
Substance Use Prevention for Student VeteransThe University of Texas at Austin $19,250Austin, Texas
Mapping the Mental Health Workforce Shortage in TexasThe University of Texas at Austin $19,250Austin, Texas
Bilingual Scholarship ProgramThe University of Texas at El Paso $282,453El Paso, Texas
Psychology Internship ConsortiumThe University of Texas at El Paso $648,981El Paso, Texas
Bilingual Scholarships for Mental Health ServicesThe University of Texas at San Antonio $124,355San Antonio, Texas
Accredited Psychology Internship PlanThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $59,400Edinburg, Texas

GRANTEE SUCCESSES

Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

What happens when someone with behavioral health conditions is released from jail? The story of re-entry highlights issues in the Texas criminal justice system. Via Hope is helping people with mental illness re-enter the community with support from trained Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches. Learn more

Peer Support for Young Adults

Youth who experience trauma and abuse are often poorly served by their communities. They may be seen as troublemakers when, in reality, they’re showing behavioral symptoms of their experiences. Houston Health Department is training and finding meaningful work for young peers, and enabling youth with mental health conditions to lead more successful lives. Learn more

Healthy Educators for Healthy Kids

Addressing the mental health needs of students can be challenging for teachers and faculty who may be excellent educators, but have little training in adolescent mental health or trauma. Through their trauma-informed approach to behaviors in schools, Vida Clinic has established a campus-based mental health system that includes individualized, confidential, solution-focused services for teachers. Learn more