The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is excited to announce the 2024 recipients of the Reliable Flexible Funding for Mental health and Well-being (RFF) grants. The foundation will invest $5 million over 5 years in reliable, flexible funding to multiple historically under-resourced community-based mental health organizations.

The RFF grants are unique in that they provide flexible funding, in contrast to many grants that provide funding that is restricted to specific projects pre-determined by the philanthropic entity. In addition, the RFF grants focus on supporting organizations that serve communities experiencing the most disparities, challenges, and barriers to mental health and behavioral well-being.

“The RFF initiative gives organizations the flexibility to determine how to best sustain their overall capacity and stability, support their operational needs, and expand their reach. Ultimately this approach fosters greater mental health outcomes for these communities in the long-term,” said Crystal Viagran, director of finance and operations and project lead for the RFF initiative.

By enabling community-based mental health organizations to strengthen their long-term sustainability and focus on their mission-driven work, the Hogg Foundation’s RFF initiative promotes health equity and stability within the nonprofit sector.

The 2024 RFF grantee partners are:

  • Arp Independent School District (Arp)
  • The Black Man Project (Houston)
  • Braver Together Tarrant (Fort Worth)
  • City of Longview (Longview)
  • City of Sundown (Sundown)
  • Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach (El Paso)
  • Cowtown Clubhouse (Fort Worth)
  • Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center (Taylor)
  • Eagle Pass SAFE (Eagle Pass)
  • Foster Care Advocacy Center (Houston)
  • Hope 4 Kids (Arlington)
  • Lioness Justice Impacted Women’s Alliance (Austin)
  • The Mahogany Project (Houston)
  • The Man in Me (Pflugerville)
  • Mentoring Brother 2 Brother (Duncanville)
  • Zion Baptist Church (Austin)
  • NAMI Greater San Antonio (San Antonio)
  • Olive Branch Muslim Family Services (Houston)
  • Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBTQ+ Services (San Angelo)
  • Peer 2 Peer Whole Wellness (Duncanville)
  • PHOENIX ICCD Clubhouse (Abilene)
  • Real Queens Fix Each Other’s Crowns (Manor)
  • Round Rock Black Parents Association (Round Rock)
  • San Antonio Clubhouse (San Antonio)
  • Smith County Clubhouse (Tyler)
  • Teens Grounded (Victoria)
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Kingsville)
  • Tomorrow’s Promise Foundation (Elgin)

“This initiative helps operationalize trust-based philanthropy that centers community-led decision-making,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “Historically, these organizations have faced philanthropic funding disparities. Providing reliable flexible funding fosters more equitable philanthropic partnerships and creates opportunities for historically underfunded organizations to advance their mission and explore creative ways to effect positive change.”