Hogg Foundation Engagement Report
Message from Executive Director Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.
The Hogg Foundation has long supported the mental health needs of the people of Texas, and we’re particularly proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last year—and what it means for our shared future. We took a good, hard look at our strategy and worked with stakeholders across Texas and beyond to consider the progress we’d like to see and our role in achieving it. Ultimately, we envision a future in which the people of Texas thrive in communities that support mental health and well-being.
Mental health is not solely an individual responsibility, but is also a product of community conditions. Working collaboratively, we can change the patterns of mental illness across Texas, especially for marginalized populations.
What We Do
We use a variety of approaches to create change, including grantmaking, capacity building, knowledge sharing, mobilizing community members and more.
We invest in collaborative research and dialogue to better understand what influences resilience, mental health and well-being in everyday life.
We support community efforts to build resilience and improve mental health in environments where people live, learn, work, pray and play.
We inform state-level policy that affects resilience and mental health, and strengthen community involvement in local and regional policy processes.
Between September 2016 and August 2017, we awarded $4,790,759 to 19 new grantees and managed a total of 78 active grants. We also awarded $151,000 in scholarships and fellowships to 30 recipients.
Seven Texas nonprofits receive grants to improve academic achievement by ensuring that students get the mental health support they need to thrive.
Our grantees are improving mental health across Texas in outstanding ways.
Harris County Protective Services ensures children in state care are getting emotional, behavioral, developmental and trauma-related support.
The American Psychiatric Nursing Associtation Texas Chapter is changing how nurses and other providers care for patients with mental health conditions.
The Hogg Foundation Policy Academy and Fellows Program are increasing capacity and expertise to advance mental health policy in Texas.
Resources and Publications
To promote dialogue and learning, we publish a wide array of resources and publications related to mental health.
Read about the foundation’s history and role in the evolution of mental health services and reform in Texas.
An educational and advocacy tool to identify challenges and opportunities inherent in the Texas behavioral health system.
Priorities range from peer services and workforce development to integrated health care and infrastructure.
In the News
- Texas has a serious mental health problem
TribTalk, Feb. 9, 2017
- House bill gives mental health equal coverage
The Daily Texan, April 5, 2017
- Mental health in schools is at a tipping point. Here is what needs to happen
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 26, 2017
- Innovating mental healthcare in Texas and beyond
The Rural Monitor, June 14, 2017
- Local school-based nonprofit awarded Hogg Foundation for Mental Health grant
The Leader, June 28, 2017
- Three Texas schools get $1 million-plus to study social determinants of mental health
Downtown Austin Patch, July 5, 2017
- UIW Osteopathic Medical School wins mental health grant
Texas Public Radio, July 6, 2017
- Department of Psychiatry and Hogg Foundation team partner to revolutionize health professional training
Dell Medical School, July 20, 2017
- Improving mental health services in schools
Fox 7, August 17, 2017
- $235,000 grant to help Waco ISD cut suspension rates
Waco Tribune Herald, August 24, 2017
- $313,000 grant given to UNT professors for play therapy project
North Texas Daily, September 13, 2017
As of August 31, 2017, the foundation’s endowments had a book value of $72,999,058 and a market value of $181,024,368.
Foundation expenses from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.
In addition to grantmaking, the foundation provides information, tools, news and resources so everyone can all play a role in transforming how communities promote mental health and well-being in everyday life.
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Special thanks to the Hogg Foundation National Advisory Council, The University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and our other community partners.