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 $5,939,182.
2012 Houston Project Grant Recipients
Child Builders– this gift will provide personal safety, relationship and parenting education through a train the trainer approach which will benefit 600 elementary aged students in our Gulfton neighborhood.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto– this gift will establish 4 scout troops of primarily at-risk Hispanic students attending Benavidez and Bonham Elementary Schools in our Gulfton neighborhood and will provide for an educational component to help these girls’ parents become more involved in their children’s education.
Hope For Youth– this gift will allow HFY to expand the number of at-risk youth served by 50%. This Christian youth mentoring and discipleship organization provides programs including VBS, weekend outreach programs, summer camp, special trips and college prep. Most of the youth live in a Star of Hope shelter or a government housing project.
LifeHouse of Houston– this gift will help establish an outreach ministry comprised of counseling, life and job skills classes for pregnant girls ages 12-17 who aren’t residents of a LifeHouse home.
Mission of Yahweh, Inc.– this gift will go toward the purchase of a new 15 person van to assist in transporting Mission of Yahweh residents to various activities and appointments around the city. MOY is a non-denominational Christian based shelter which also provides food, clothing and vocational training for homeless women and their children.
Small Steps Nurturing Center– this gift will support the expansion of the SET for Life mental health program which teaches children to redirect negative or aggressive feelings into more appropriate forms of communication. This curriculum also includes training for students’ parents.
Texas Center for the Missing– this gift will support a dedicated bilingual caseworker who will develop a Family Crisis Response packet in English and Spanish and provide follow-up services to victims and families. TCM is the Amber Alert provider for the 14 county Houston/Galveston region.
Trees of Hope– this gift is to purchase new shoes and socks for 280 homeless children to begin school year 2013. Trees of Hope is the fundraising arm for Star of Hope Homeless Shelter.
Urban Outreach, Inc.– this gift will further the expansion of Urban Outreach’s Apartment Ministry Program into additional low income apartment complexes in our Gulfton neighborhood. Urban Outreach provides activities and services that meet the educational, physical, social and spiritual needs of at-risk youth and vulnerable families.
2011 Houston Project Grant Recipients
Boys and Girls Country of Houston, Inc. received a grant to assist in purchasing a 12 passenger van to continue to get children to school, church, appointments and other places they need to go.
The Bridge was awarded a grant to support construction costs of their new family crisis center.
Casa de Esperanza was granted funds to support the educational and support services component of their Post-Adoption program.
Houston Hospice will use its grant to support palliative and end-of-life care services for indigent patients.
Magnificant Houses, Inc. received funds to repair their Clubhouse meeting space which serves their clients in various ways.
Mission Milby, CDC was awarded a grant to begin an after-school program.
Walking Faith Ministry will use its grant to enlarge and enhance the Children’s Activity Center to accommodate twice the number of children served.
For information contact Erica Stark at email@example.com or 713-357-4471.