Since 1996, we've invested more than $281 million in grants to improve community health care. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. follows a strategic approach to grant-making. In partnership with Federally Qualified Health Centers, safety-net clinics, counseling services and regional community projects, Methodist Healthcare Ministries' goal is to create measurable impact at the community and regional levels.
Our grant-making is rooted in partnerships that support access to care, integrated delivery systems, patient-centered models and the Social Determinants of Health. Funding is allocated throughout Methodist Healthcare Ministries' 74-county service area to deepen collaborative efforts, incentivize quality health outcomes, leverage and strengthen health care delivery systems and promote sustainable systems change. Community grants are awarded in five core areas of giving: Primary & Preventive Care; Dental Services; Regionalization & Community Engagement; Social Services & Behavioral Health; and Health Care Professional Shortage.
The board of directors’ strategic priorities drives Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ grant-making; the board reviews funding priorities regularly. We recognize there are many organizations providing critical health care in our service area. Methodist Healthcare Ministries strategically seeks partnerships that align with our mission and services and supports the organizational objectives set forth by our board of directors. As a result, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for funding.