Investing in Our Community

The Community Benefits Grant Program focuses on providing direct health care services and access to the uninsured and underinsured through direct financial support and in-kind lab support to free clinics, federally qualified health centers and other nonprofit agencies. Since the establishment of the Community Benefits Grant Program, more than $85 million in direct funding and more than $52 million of in-kind funding has been awarded to more than 70 unique agencies.

Application portal now open

Houston Methodist is now accepting Letters of Intent for the 2023 Community Benefits Grants Program.  Letters must be submitted via the application portal and are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. To learn more about the program and our submission guidelines, please review the Things to Know Before You Apply.


Twenty-one percent of people living in Harris County lack insurance, making access to health care almost impossible for those who cannot pay for it out of pocket. To assist with mitigating these barriers to health care, Houston Methodist offers the Community Benefits Grant to local nonprofits working to provide affordable, quality access to health care services while stressing the importance of preventative care.


Submit a Letter of Intent


The Community Benefits Grant application portal is now open. LOIs are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.


Access the 2023 Community Benefits Grant Application Portal>>


One in five people in the United States are estimated to experience mental illness every year. Due to the growing need for mental health services, Houston Methodist offers the Mental Health Innovation Grant to local nonprofits working to reduce barriers to accessing mental health care services for indigent members of the Greater Houston community.


Submit a Letter of Intent


The Mental Health Innovation Grant application portal is now open. LOIs are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. 


Access the 2023 Mental Health Innovation Grant Application Portal>>

Community Benefits Grant Information Session Recording

The Office of Community Benefits recently hosted a Community Benefits Grant and Mental Health Innovation Grant information session. Click the button below to listen to the session and for more information, please review the Community Benefits Grant Program FAQ.

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Banner Image: Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain, by William T. Cannady. Also called the "Dandelion Fountain," this Houston landmark is located in Buffalo Bayou Park on Allen Parkway.