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Grantmaking at a Glance

Charities Grantmaking Transforms Community Health

St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities provides grants to nonprofit organizations, which are tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Since its inception in 1997, the Charities has awarded grants to nonprofit health service organizations throughout the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Working with community-based organizations throughout the Diocese, the Charities identifies community health needs and communicates grant opportunities, evaluates funding proposals and distributes funds to community-based nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations.

The Charities’ current priority areas include:

  • Primary healthcare, including dental health, mental health, community clinics and FQHC's
  • Stabilizing homeless individuals and families
  • Social Services, including food pantries, after school programs
    and care for the elderly

Funding History (1997 to present)

  • Total Dollars Awarded $85 million
  • Total Number of Grants 1,716
    Total Number of Grantee organizations 372


Through research-informed grantmaking to Texas nonprofits, St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, a separate component of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, improves community health and reduces health disparities.  Our Center for Community-Based Research is dedicated to community-based participatory research practices that foster informed action, collaboration and empowerment for the medically underserved and other vulnerable populations.

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