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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Our mission is to assist Harris Health System create a healthier community by providing excellent healthcare services and to educate the healthcare workers of tomorrow. The Foundation assists Harris Health by providing funds, program and capital support necessary to healthy outcomes for our community regardless of the ability to pay.

Results: Through our essential role of providing the voice to the donors of our community to make a difference within our community we have given more than $35 million to Harris Health System. This funding has provided increased program support, new buildings and vehicles to continue working toward a more healthier community for all.

Target demographics: ensure a healthier tomorrow is available for all

Direct beneficiaries per year: reach more than 2,500 with the new immunization outreach vehicle;

Geographic areas served: Houston, Texas - our community

Programs: immunization outreach; health program supplies not covered by insurance or government plans; providing health education such as eating healthy on a limited budget; nursing education so that our nurses are able to reach the next level or certification; and capital campaign support for new buildings and equipment.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

The HCHD Foundation is a foundation within the public hospital system that oversees my department. They support programs, services and initiatives inside and outside the hospital system in an effort to better serve our patient population. I have worked with them on a number of internal issues that impact a larger geographic area and have been impressed with their capabilities. They are strong, creative thinkers that are not afraid to "think outside the box". The staff and board understand the hospital's role in the community and how seemingly unrelated issues are, in fact, related and important to address if we are going to serve patients to the best of our ability. I gave one less star simply for a branding issues. They will better serve the hospital and the county if the community better understands their role and possibilities to assist.
Thank you!

Review from Guidestar


Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an occupational therapy assistant working on an inpatient psychiatric unit at Ben Taub Hospital. Personal grooming and hygiene are critical to our clients physical and emotional health. We offer our clients the opportunity to engage in personal care activities daily. Through the generousity of a grant from the Harris County Hospital Foundation, we have been able to secure the basic grooming supplies that a majority of our patients don't have access to. For many of them, this is the first time in days or weeks that they have been able to attend to grooming and appearance. It is such an honor to witness both the physical and spiritual transformation that occurs in addressing the simple self care activities most of us take for granted.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Rehabilitation Department has received several small fund grants from HarrisHealth Foundation over the last few years. We could not have provided the service that we were able to if it wasn't for the assistance from the HarrisHealth Foundation. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Quentin Mease and the Occupational Therapy Department at the Neuro Psychiatric Center (NPC) at Ben Taub are 2 recent examples. We were able to provide community re-integration outings to our Inpatients at Quentin Mease that will assist them in those skills prior to discharge fromm the hospital. We were also able to provide a work re-integration group; a cooking group and an activity of daily living group with the assistance from the Foundation for our patient at the NPC. These activities are extremely important to prepare the patients for discharge and community re-integration.Our department is grateful to the Foundation for all this assistance. The HarrisHealth Foundation has a great mission that they fullfil will the assistance in grants. Thank you HarrisHealth Foundation!