Sí Texas Project
Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas project, a Social Innovation Fund program, stimulates local solutions that improve both physical and behavioral health together, such as diabetes and depression. Sí Texas focuses on integrated behavioral health (IBH) models that are effectively improving health outcomes in communities with high rates of poverty, depression, diabetes, obesity and associated risk factors. The project targets 12 South Texas counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, Kenedy, Brooks, Jim Hogg, Zapata, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Webb. The project is the result of an investment from the Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and leverages both federal and non-federal dollars to South Texas that otherwise would not have been available to the region.
Donate or partner. There are many ways for donors and partners to support Sí Texas. Some of the most effective ways to provide support include: contributing resources toward Sí Texas match funding requirements of nonprofit organizations; making investments aligned with Sí Texas priorities; and partnering with an organization to advance their impact in local communities through service, joint initiatives or other methods.
There are eight organizations currently participating as sub-grantees.
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
- Community Hope Projects, Inc. (Hope Family Health Center)
- Mercy Ministries of Laredo
- Texas A&M International University
- Rural Economic Assistance League (R.E.A.L.)
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Nuestra Clinica del Valle
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
About the Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) was a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that received funding from 2010 to 2016. Using public and private resources to find and grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of results, SIF intermediaries received funding to award subgrants that focus on overcoming challenges in economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. Although CNCS made its last SIF intermediary awards in fiscal year 2016, SIF intermediaries will continue to administer their subgrant programs until their federal funding is exhausted.