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. To learn more, please review the latest social determinants of health summary.

For more information, review the 2023 DEI Grant Program FAQ.


Racial and ethnic minority communities have disproportionately lacked access to resources that contribute to living a life that promotes overall health and wellbeing as a result of economic disparities. Houston Methodist is focused on helping to close the disparity gaps described and beyond by encouraging nonprofits to apply for support targeting racial and ethnic minority adults and seniors (18+) with a focus on cultivating economic empowerment. The Social Equity Grant accepts program requests only.

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


The 2023/24 Social Equity Grant Application Portal is Closed. 


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, & Inclusion Grant Program and to review the eligibility criteria, please read the Things to Know Before You Apply


The 2023/24 DEI Grant Application Portal is Closed

2023 DEI Grant Program Information Session Recording

Click here to view the 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant Program Information Session. The presentation provides an overview of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant and the Social Equity Grant. The session highlights Houston Methodist's funding priorities, the types of requests that will be considered and review best practices associated with Letter of Intent writing. Click here to review a list of frequently asked questions.

Banner Image: "Zero Hunger" by Dragon76, mural established in 2021 to raise awareness about global food insecurity.

Photo taken by Matthew Oloyede, Matt O. Photos.