The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (Austin, TX)
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded $1 million in Communities for Children initiative grants, which addresses systemic inequities and supports schools and organizations working against the tide of poor mental health resulting from the pandemic.In December 2020, the Hogg Foundation received $1.1 million through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). The goal of the initiative is to help advance racial equity and support student mental wellness in communities significantly impacted by COVID-19. Using the CZI funds, the Hogg Foundation designed the Communities for Children initiative.
The latest announced grants will enhance or expand existing programs focused on positively impacting well-being, improving academic achievement, and providing relief from COVID-19 for students of color and their families. The 2021 Communities for Children grantees are:
- Brooks County Independent School District
- Children’s Grief Center of El Paso
- Communities in Schools of Laredo
- Communities in Schools of the South Plains
- Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas
- George Gervin Youth Center, Inc.
- Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board
- San Benito Consolidated Independent School District
- Texas City Independent School District
Kresge Foundation (Detroit, MI)
The Kresge Foundation awarded $2.1 million in grant funding to further support COVID-19 response and recovery activities, boost vaccination rates, and address health disparities. Included in this total are $822,773 in new one-year grants to 18 local health departments that participated in Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health program. These investments augment funding that the Health Program provided to 25 health departments in October 2020 to secure necessary equipment, staff, and operational resources to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Berrien County Health Department
- Brookline Department of Health
- Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
- City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Service
- City of Pasadena Public Health Department
- Douglas County Health Department
- DuPage County Health Department
- Hennepin County Public Health
- Jackson County Health Department
- Lane County Public Health
- Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department
- Oklahoma City-County Health Department
- Salt Lake County Health Department
- Southwest District Health
- Seminole County Health Department
- Wayne County Health Department
- Yakima Health District
- Yuma County Public Health Services District
Also included in this latest round of funding is an $800,000 grant to Health Leads for its Vaccine Equity Cooperative, a two-year national effort to ensure racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, build vaccine confidence, improve uptake, and address long-term disparities.
In addition, Kresge has awarded $335,000 to seven community organizations across Detroit, Michigan leading COVID-19 vaccine outreach and access efforts. Funds will also support the organizations in connecting residents with resources for a variety of basic needs, such as food, housing, and mental health services. Grantees include Brilliant Detroit, Central Detroit Christian CDC, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance CDC, GenesisHOPE CDC, Detroit Community Health Connection, Eastside Community Network and Institute for Population Health.
In New Orleans, a $150,000 grant from the American Cities Program and the Health Program will bolster Resilience Force’s efforts to train and support additional community health workers to help address the COVID-19 crisis in communities of color and provide career-track jobs to workers dislocated from the service and hospitality industries.
In 2021, Kresge has committed more than $3 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support equitable vaccination efforts.
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