Community Benefits Grant

The Houston Methodist Community Benefits Grant was established in 1993 and provides direct and in-kind funding on an annual basis to local nonprofit agencies dedicated to providing health care services to financially indigent patients.


Prioritizing Access to Care Services:

An estimated 21% of Harris County, the largest county served by Houston Methodist, are uninsured. The uninsured are less likely to access preventative care for chronic and major health conditions. This lack of access is enhanced due to challenges of affordability with health care services, overall. The grant focuses on the first three of four identified health priorities from the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment of:


  • Increasing Access to Primary Care Services
  • Reducing Barriers to Accessing Specialty Care Services
  • Promoting Healthy Living Behaviors to Reduce Chronic Condition Development


Currently, Houston Methodist is providing approximately $5 million to local nonprofits committed to addressing the above listed health priorities with the financial support going towards direct patient care and access.  Through this grant, agencies are also receiving in kind support to enhance access to lab services. Click here for eligibility criteria and Things to Know Before You Apply.



Annually, this grant is made available for application beginning in the Spring. Check this page in March for an update on when Letters of Intent will be accepted.


2020 Quarterly and Annual Report Form:

Current Grant Recipients may access their report form below. 

Report Form – Community Benefits Grant