Texas Health Resources will award $5 million in grants that will push beyond hospital walls and into the heart of North Texas communities.

For 2021, we are looking for collaborative proposals to innovatively address locally identified health issues and social determinants of health.

Through Texas Health Resources’ 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP), Texas Health Community Impact (THCI) invites collaborative organizations to apply to join its effort to revolutionize systems-level strategies that improve community health. THCI is seeking applications from cross-sector collaborations that will use upstream approaches to address region-specific priority topics. This initiative will award cross-sector collaborative grants addressing the needs of socio-economically disadvantaged communities in innovative ways. 

THCI desires to direct these grants to address the interaction of social determinants of health and access to health care with the goal of improving the lives of North Texans. Program and collaborative priorities must lead to changes in operational  procedures that revolutionize service delivery and outcomes, while also aligning with the Texas Health mission and vision for a healthy future for North Texans. 

The Opportunity

Collaborators are expected to truly integrate services between the lead applicant and collaborating organizations. Supporting innovative solutions that break down traditional silos of specialization across community services is the true intent of THCI. For example, sending referrals from a mental health organization to a food pantry is not a strong proposal. Incorporating mental health screening and services into a food pantry would score higher than a simple referral program.

Guiding Principles

Proposed solutions should align with these THCI guiding principles:

  • View our communities through a health equity lens
  • Use data to target under-served populations
  • Meet people where they live, work, play, and pray
  • Facilitate care for the whole person
  • Innovate


The following is a non-exaustive list of potential lead organizations that may be eligible to apply:

  • State, county, city or township governments
  • Independents school districts
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Hospital systems can be a part of a collaboration but cannot serve as the lead applicant

Funding Exclusions

  • Research
  • Endowments or capital campaigns
  • Fundraising activities or event sponsorships
  • Capital expenses, construction projects, and purchases of large equipment
  • Direct delivery of reimburseable health care services
  • Grants or scholaship to individuals
  • Advertising reimbursements or pre-award costs is not allowed
  • Lobbying activities including but not limited to: publicity or propanganda purposes, preparation, distribution or use of any material designed to support or defeat the enactment of legistation before any legislative body
Grant Application Timeline
Key Dates

Data Driving the Grants

Texas Health completes a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years to allow us to better understand the health status and needs of the community and use the knowledge gained to implement programs that will benefit the community by:

  • Defining gaps in community health and developing strategies to assist in closing those identified gaps
  • Informing the community about health services and other resources available regionally
  • Developing connections and collaborations that enhance the impact of select initiatives

Access the full CHNA here.

Review the 2020 RFPs and Application

Grant Opportunities
Community Health Priorities

Click to view the RFPs and application.

Click to view the Applicant Guide.

Click to view the informational webinar.

Click here to download the Workplan and Budget Worksheet Template.

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For a summary of region-specific grant details, please see the table pictured to the right.

This year, all grant applications will be accepted electronically through our Grant Lifecycle Management (GLM) platform. To access the application website, please click the button below.

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