Who We Are

We envision a future in which all people in Texas thrive in communities that support mental health, achieve health equity and promote well-being.

“While we were interested in mental illness, our greatest interest was in the preventive side of the problem. I feel that the illness itself is a medical problem and the foundation should emphasize mental health while cooperating wherever possible.” – Ima Hogg

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision: The people of Texas thrive in communities that support mental health and well-being.

Mission: Transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life.

Core Values: Integrity; Impact; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Learning; Collaboration

Hogg Foundation Staff

Supporting mental health and well-being for all Texans, with a focus on equity.

National Advisory Council

Provides guidance and expertise on the foundation’s strategy and key initiatives.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Strengthens the campus and community climate.

The Hogg Family Legacy

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was established in 1940 by the children of Texas Governor James Hogg. The original $2.5 million endowment came from the estate of Will C. Hogg, the eldest of the Hogg children. Upon his death in 1930, his sister Ima and his brother Mike established the Hogg Foundation for Mental Hygiene (the organization’s original name) in his memory.

Over the decades, Texas has made considerable progress in realizing that vision, in no small part thanks to the work the Hogg Foundation and its allies have accomplished. Learn more about our history.

Hogg family photo