What We Do

The Hogg Foundation works to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life.

“When we build let us build forever. Let it not be for the present delight or for the present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for.” — Will Hogg

Our Approach to Philanthropy

Health is not solely an individual responsibility, but is also a product of community conditions. While mental health diagnoses are varied and complex, many poor outcomes stem from environmental factors like housing stability, neighborhood infrastructure, and conditions at home, work and school.

The Hogg Foundation works with communities to strengthen conditions that support mental health and eliminate conditions that harm mental health.

Working collaboratively, we can change the patterns of mental illness across Texas, especially for marginalized populations.


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Graphic of our approaches to our work

Strategic Pillars

We use a variety of approaches to create change, including grantmaking, capacity building, knowledge sharing, mobilizing community members and more.

Shared Inquiry

We invest in collaborative research and dialogue to better understand what influences resilience, mental health and well-being in everyday life.

Community Implementation

We support community efforts to build resilience and improve mental health in environments where people live, learn, work, pray and play.

Policy Engagement

We inform state-level policy that affects resilience and mental health, and strengthen community involvement in local and regional policy processes.

Success Stories

We’re proud to work alongside incredible organizations and individuals working to improve the mental health and well-being of Texans. Check out some of the transformation we’re seeing across Texas.

Changing Mental Health Policy in Texas

The Hogg Foundation Policy Academy and Fellows Program is increasing capacity and expertise to advance mental health policy in Texas.

Peer Support in Integrated Health Settings Leads to Better Community Mental Health

Elsa Roman and the Hope Family Health Center harness the power of lived experience to inspire healing.

A Joyful Noise: PeerFest

In April 2016, the foundation presented the first-ever PeerFest, an event organized by and for mental health consumers.

Grantees Dig Deep in Response to COVID

In March 2020, the foundation pivoted to support our grantees amidst a global pandemic, this is just two of their stories.

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