Underserved Communities Grant Program
Where we serve determines what we see, and what we see ultimately shapes our actions as a Society.
The Underserved Communities Initiative began in 2021 leveraging data from the
Distressed Communities Index, which is a tool for measuring the comparative economic well-being of U.S. communities. To illuminate ground-level disparities across the Greater Houston areas, a grant funding program was launched in May 2022; this funding for Conferences is designated ONLY to zip code areas identified as "at-risk" or "distressed" with the intent to prevent the number of unhoused children, families and senior citizens living on the streets of Houston.
>3.5K people have been kept in their homes instead of being unhoused and living on the streets of Greater Houston
Keep Children Safe
>1.5K children were kept safe in their homes, schools, and communities.
5 - 10K
Conferences in Phase I receive 10K
Conferences in Phase II receive 5K
Keep Utilities Connected
>1K families kept their utilities connected during a crisis
Keep Seniors Safe
>1K Seniors living on a fixed income were able to stay safe in their homes.