“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.