Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant

The Houston Methodist Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant was established in 2020 and supports local nonprofit agencies dedicated to educational empowerment, economic empowerment and capacity building targeting gender and social minorities and racial/ethnic minority groups. Houston Methodist defines these three categories as:


  • Economic Empowerment: Initiatives designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.


  • Educational Empowerment: Initiatives designed to promote and increase access to educational services for youth and adults. Levels of educational attainment and literacy are tied directly to a person’s ability to obtain jobs that pay livable wages which can lay the foundation for access to quality housing, health care and more.

  • Capacity Building: Initiatives designed to enhance an organizations’ internal operations to better fulfill their missions and achieve outcomes that are more impactful. Initiatives can include projects that help an organization develop specific skills needed to improve organizational effectiveness, initiatives that help agencies assess, respond to and create continuous improvements.

For more information and to review the eligibility criteria, please read the Things to Know Before You Apply. If you have additional questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact grants@houstonmethodist.org.



Click here to submit a Letter of Intent for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant. Letters of Intent are due December 9, 2020 by 5PM. Please review the Letter of Intent Guidelines.