Since 1996, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas has invested more than $412 million in grants within our 74-county service-area. Methodist Healthcare Ministries believes that everyone deserves a fair opportunity to make the choices that lead to good health. Traditionally, Methodist Healthcare Ministries has made it a priority to promote access to clinical care in underserved communities and will continue to do so. We also recognize root causes of poor health outcomes must be addressed if we are to achieve health equity and intervene effectively to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.  

We believe advancing health equity requires a framework of thought and action that strives to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities and create fair and just opportunities for every person to reach their full potential for health and life and contribute to that of others. 

Our goal is to help create and sustain healthy communities by supporting organizations that address the community conditions in which we are born, grow, live, and work, otherwise known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Methodist Healthcare Ministries is interested in learning how organizations are addressing SDoH in general, and we will have a special focus on several key intersecting issues: economic mobility, digital inclusion and broadband infrastructure, and food security.   

For 2022, grants have been awarded in the following categories: Access to Health Care, Mental & Behavioral Health, Programs to adopt SDoH screening tools, Food Security/Systems, Digital Inclusion, Cross-sector Collaborations to Strengthen Health Equity.  

2024 Grants Cycle 

Thank you for your interest in a grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

Over the past few years, MHM has been on a journey of continuous improvement, constantly striving to evaluate and improve our work, so we can care for our patients and clients as best we can. This commitment extends to our community partners and how the community investments department can improve its own operations and processes to better support the partners and communities we serve.

To accomplish this task, we are sustaining our current grantmaking commitments through the end of 2024, as we strategize for future grant cycles. We will not accept unsolicited applications for our 2024 grant cycle. Existing funded partners are eligible for continued grant funding for 2024.

We look forward to sharing our updated strategy with the community later this year.