in 1997 as a separate component of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System (SLEHS),
St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities (SLEHC) is a grant-making (non-operating)
public charity with 501(c)(3) status.
provides the Houston community and communities within the 57-county Episcopal
Diocese of Texas with a much-needed resource: a charity devoted exclusively to
assessing and enhancing community health, not just for ill-care, but for lifelong
health and well being. To date, SLEHC has awarded over $25 million to selected,
non-profit service organizations throughout the Diocese.
a result of its first two years of work, SLEHC was named the recipient of the
1999 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Foundation Award by the National Society
of Fundraising Executives, Greater Houston Chapter.