Funding Opportunities

The Hogg Foundation invests in programs, policy analysis, research and education through grants, scholarships and fellowships to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life.

“People may still be people, but ways of working with them undergo one little or major breakthrough after another.” – Robert Lee Sutherland


The foundation builds capacity through planning, implementation, collaboration, and evaluation grants to eligible organizations and institutions. All open requests for proposals are posted on this page. Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about our funding opportunities and impact.


Funding Opportunity: Texas Communities Count 

As part of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health’s 80th Anniversary initiative, the foundation will invest $2 million in complete count efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census, focusing on hard-to-count populations in Texas.  The goal is to  encourage  participation so that every  person  in  Texas  i s counted. 

Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Imelda, the foundation has decided to extend the deadline for proposals to Wednesday, September 25, at 3:59 PM CDT. This extension applies to all applicants, not just those in the affected counties (Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, and San Jacinto). 

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Scholarships and Fellowships

We offer graduate-level scholarships and fellowships to promote the study and pursuit of mental health careers. Eligibility and application procedures vary by award.

Ima Hogg Scholarships in Mental Health

Annual scholarships of $5,000 each for graduate students of accredited social work programs in Texas.

Moore Fellowship for Doctoral Research

An annual award of $20,000 for a doctoral student at UT Austin completing a dissertation on the human experience.

Frances Fowler Wallace Dissertation Award

Annual awards of $3,000 each for dissertation research by doctoral students in Texas.

Mental Health Policy Fellows and Policy Academy 

The Policy Academy and Fellows program increases individuals’ and organizations’ capacity and expertise to advance mental health policy in Texas, while also increasing the consumer voice in policy development and implementation. The program funds five Policy Fellow positions and five Peer Policy Fellow positions in nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, or higher education institutions.

Awarded Grants

Our grants aim to advance mental health, achieve health equity, and promote well-being in Texas.

Funding Strategy

We invest in mental health programs and services, analysis, research and education.

Grantee Success Stories

Our grantees are making strides for the mental health of Texans.