Children’s Health Fund

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HCHD Foundation Children's Health Fund

Dedicated Funds for Children's Health Issues in Harris County

The 2024 Children’s Health Fund grant application period is now OPEN!

Grant Application Deadline – March 31, 2024

The Harris County Hospital District Foundation manages a permanent endowment devoted to children’s health issues in Harris County. The endowment is a tri-party agreement between Harris County, the Harris Health System, and the Harris County Hospital District Foundation.

The proceeds of this endowment support integrated health projects for children who are not eligible for other similar services and who are at the highest risk in Harris County and Harris Health System.

Please note: Proposals can be for one or two-year projects (1 year per grant cycle).  After year two of receiving funds, the applicant may not submit a proposal for a third year.  The applicant is required to skip a year, and may apply the following year proposing a new project/program.

Should you have questions, please contact Carolyn Amos at


Baylor College of Medicine:
upSTART Community Programs Support

Cherish Our Children:
GEMS (Gaining Empowerment in Middle School)

Children’s Transplant Initiative:
Children’s Transplant Initiative General Operations

Community Family Centers:
CFC’s Youth Services Program

Discover Fitness Foundation:
Discover Fitness Foundation Transportation Funding

Epilepsy Foundation of Texas:

Harris Health System:
Texas Health Steps Clinic Postpartum Follow Up Integration

Houston Achievement Place:
Project CLASS (Children Learning Appropriate Social Skills)

Houston Area Women’s Center:
Behavioral Health Services for Children Survivors of Violence

L.I.F.E. Houston:
Food for Babies

Prevent Blindness Texas:
Star Pupils Children’s Vision Screening and Early Detection Program

reMIND Depression and Bipolar Support:
Free Peer to Peer Support Groups and Mental Health Education to Support Youth

SEARCH Homeless Services:
SEARCH’s Play/Family Therapy Program

Ibn Sina Foundations:
Expansion of Mental Health Care Services to Uninsured Children and Families in the Houston Region

Texas Hearing Institute:
Loss to Follow-Up Initiative

The Women’s Home:
The WholeLife Collaborative – Physical Wellness Expansion

Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston:
Self-Care Lab at Cullen MS, Wheatley HS, and Kashmere HS


Provided by Children’s Health Fund recipient HealthCorps, Inc.


I wanted to share a recent video sent to me by our wellness Champion teacher Carlos Quinteros at Sharpstown High School.  Your investment in the school continues as Carlos took up the mantle to execute much of the HealthCorps programming.  

Thank you for giving the students at Sharpstown critical two years of the programming so we could ensure sustainability there.  Your funding made the difference!

Michelle Bouchard, Healthcorps, inc.

Ever since Caleb’s first trip to Discover Fitness Foundation (which he lovingly refers to as “Gym-nas-kicks”) he has always looked forward to his Friday outings at the gym.  It not only provides him with a physically engaging outlet, but also a safe environment where he is free to express himself fully.  Opportunities for him to participate in similar activities outside of these scheduled visits are rare; and when they come up, it is often difficult to ensure that Caleb is able to enjoy the experience, mainly due to his challenges related to autism and social cues.  When I pick him up on Fridays, he is always in a great mood, and is quick to mention his trips to Gymnastics, noting foam pits, tumbling, and best of all, having fun and exercising.  Discover Fitness’s dedication to serve the special needs community is truly a gift worth appreciating, and we are so blessed that they opened their doors to many children like Caleb who benefit greatly from their organization.                                                      

 – Caleb’s Family

Provided by Children’s Health Fund recipient Discover Fitness Foundation

Provided by Children’s Health Fund recipient Kid’s Meals, Inc.

Provided by Children’s Health Fund recipient Bo’s Place

Past Recipients

Since 2002, the Children’s Health Fund has granted 55 grants to Harris Health System related programs, 111 grants to Harris County non-profit organizations, and 10 grants to Harris County public programs in the aggregate of $8,219,557.

AIDS Foundation
Alief Independent School District
Bo’s Place
Boys & Girls Club
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
Cherish our Children
Children’s Nutrition Research
Communities In School of Houston
Covenant House
Covenant House Texas
Denver Harbor Clinic
Discovery Fitness
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services
El Centro del Corazon

Epilepsy Foundation
Eye Care for Kids
Family Services of Greater Houston
Harris County CPS
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
Harris County Protective Services
Harris Health System
HealinQ Species Texas
HealthCorps, Inc.
HISD/Lamar HS and One Voice
HISD: Lamar HS Collaborative
Hispanic Health Coalition
Houston Achievement Place
Houston Area Community Services
Houston Area Women’s Center

Houston reVision
Houston-Galveston Institute
Interface Samaritan CounselinQ Center
Kid’s Meals, Inc.
Mental Health Association-Houston
Neighborhood Recovery CDC
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Prevent Blindness Texas
San Francisco Nativity
Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.
SEARCH Homeless Services
Star of Hope
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Women’s Home

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