In December, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $7 million commitment to five community organizations, including the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, to help advance racial equity as well as Tribal identity and support student mental wellness in communities most impacted by COVID-19. This investment is the latest in a series of grants from CZI focused on supporting racial justice and mental wellness practices for youth, as well as the restoration of schools and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the other four grant recipients are First Nations Development Institute, Forward Promise, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, and The Skillman Foundation.
The Hogg Foundation will be using this grant to expand its partnerships with Texas Pre-K-12 schools and community organizations. These community partnerships are designed to improve academic achievement, enhance community conditions, and positively impact mental health and well-being for youth of color using a strength-based approach. More information will be available in the coming weeks as the Hogg Foundation announces which community organizations it will be supporting through this grant initiative.