$350,000 to Support Faith-Based Community Response to Harvey
The Hogg Foundation

November, 2017

The Hogg Foundation has awarded $350,000 to 11 faith-based organizations in support of their continued efforts to educate communities about mental health, recovery and wellness, with a new focus on addressing the mental health impacts and trauma resulting from disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

Research shows that the mental health implications of disasters can be deep and long-lasting. Churches and other faith organizations play a key role in providing comfort and support to people who are impacted by natural disasters and other crises. These funds will support grantees in the hurricane-affected areas and disaster response activities more generally.

The new funds are also consistent with the Hogg Foundation’s new strategic direction, which gives it a mandate to ensure that communities across Texas have the resources and support they need to be fully resilient in the face of catastrophic events.

Here’s a look at how the grantees plan to use the funds:

Learn more about the history and goals of this grant initiative.