Empowering Our Communities

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grant Program focuses on addressing the root causes of health inequities experienced by social, racial and ethnic minorities. This grant program targets the social determinants of health, the conditions within which people are born and live, that are often the underlying cause of today’s major societal health issues such as lack of insurance, obesity, poor mental health, heart disease and more. Letters of Intent will be accepted in October/November. To learn more, please watch our DEI Grant Program Information Session held for the 2021 funding year and review the latest social determinants of health summary.


Racial and ethnic minority communities have disproportionately lacked access to resources that contribute to living a life that promotes overall health and wellbeing. The health inequities experienced have a direct correlation with social determinants of health. Houston Methodist is committed to addressing disparities experienced by these communities by encouraging nonprofit organizations to apply for support that targets specific racial and ethnic minority communities with focus on social determinants. The Social Equity Grant accepts program requests and capacity building requests only.


For more information on the Social Equity Grant and to review the eligibility criteria, please read the Things to Know Before You Apply.


Through the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grant, Houston Methodist focuses on addressing social determinants impacting social minority groups such as women, people experiencing homelessness, older adults, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and more. The unique challenges faced by the various social minority groups requires a unique approach to removing the barriers experienced which can lead to poorer health outcomes. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grant accepts operating requests and program requests.


For more information on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant and to review the eligibility criteria, please read the Things to Know Before You Apply.

"Tolerance" by Jaume Plensa, sculptures established in 2011 and representing "Unity in Diversity."

Image by Matthew Oloyede, Matt O. Photos.