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Houston Project Grant Program

The Houston Project Committee was established in 1977 to provide grants to organizations whose work enriches the quality of life in the greater Houston area. Today, the Houston Project provides not only needed funds, but volunteer support as well. Since its inception, the total amount donated by St. Luke’s through the Houston Project is $6,265,182.

2016 Houston Project Grant Applicants

Please note: The Houston Project application process has changed. Please refer to the Grant Eligibility Guidelines and the Letter of Interest forms listed below. For further information, contact Alice King at aking@stlukesmethodist.org or 713-402-5067. Thank you.


2015 Houston Project Grant Recipients

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos Inc. works to provide residential, medical, and psychological care and services for children affected by abuse, neglect, or HIV. This grant will be used to fund a live-in house parent for one year to provide loving care for at-risk special needs youngsters.

Emergency Aid Coalition is an interfaith association promoting self-sufficiency among low-income clients. This grant will be used to buy work boots and work pants for 150 working poor individuals.

Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston offers many services for seniors, youth, and refugees in the Houston area. This grant will be used to help resettle refugees in Houston through IM's Refugee Services department in the Gulfton area of Houston.

Neighbors in Action, Inc. is a multi-service community organization serving the neighborhood of Port Houston. This grant will be used to purchase a 15-passenger van to transport children to activities.

Spaulding for Children works to provide adoption, foster care, and other related services. This grant will be used to digitize adoption records to comply with state law.

Spring Branch Community Health Center works to provide high quality, comprehensive health services for families in the Spring Branch area of Houston. This grant will be used to fund two portable ultrasound machines to provide obstetric services and support the Becoming a Mom program.

Trees of Hope works to support and raise funds for Star of Hope, Houston's largest agency for the homeless. This grant will be used to buy new shoes and socks for 300 homeless children at Star of Hope to begin the 2016 school year.

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest is a organization dedicated to promoting healthcare, independence, and quality of life among elderly residents of Southwest Houston. This grant will be used to provide transportation for medical appointments for seniors in need in the Gulfton area.

2014 Houston Project Grant Recipients

Depelchin Children’s Center focuses on children’s mental health, foster care, and adoption services. This grant will be used to provide instruction for 5 staff case workers in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a new approach to training, supporting and retaining committed, well-qualified foster parents in the Greater Houston area.

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) assists the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals in our community access healthcare, education and job training to gain the skills and support necessary to improve their quality of life. This grant was used to purchase new waiting room and classroom chairs for their Gethsemane area location.

The Harris School provides an exceptional learning environment for children who are emotionally unable to function in a conventional academic setting, by enhancing self-awareness, problem solving skills, and social and emotional well-being. This grant will be used to replace their roof.

Houston Hospice works to provide uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families in the community. This grant will be used to purchase one new hospital bed for the newly expanded Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center.

Open Door Mission works to transform the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community. This grant will be used to support the purchase of 30 new metal bunk bed frames and special bed-bug resistant mattresses for residents.

United Against Human Trafficking (formerly known as Houston Rescue and Restore) works to prevent and confront modern-day slavery through providing education and assistance to front-line professionals. This grant will be used to fund a portion of the cost of creating e-learning tools and web-based applications to expand the reach and impact of their existing facilitator-led training programming.

Vita-Living, Inc. works to continually improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities through providing lifelong services such as residential homes, companion care, and case management services. This grant will be used to purchase materials for repairs for 18 group homes.

The Women’s Home works to help and empower women in crisis to help them return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals. This grant will be used to replace the major appliances in the transitional cottages used by women participating in their Treatment & Transitional Housing Program.

For information contact Erica Stark at estark@stlukesmethodist.org or 713-357-4471.

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