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2006 Grants

National Grants


95% (39 projects in all)

Houston 91% of National (37 projects) *


                          * Reflects impact of Katrina relief.


International Grants


5% (3 projects)



Grant Focus


 Bonita Street House of Hope—Houston, TX 

(Rehabilitation, Transitional Housing, Employment Services)


Greater Houston Community Foundation—Houston, TX     

(Zip Code Assistance Ministries—Organizational Development)


Houston Community Health Centers - Houston, TX                                     

(Denver Harbor Clinic—Development Director’s Salary)


C.A.R.E. U.S.A.—Atlanta, GA   

(Water Project Haiti / Emergency Aid Indonesia)


Literacy Advance—Houston, TX        

(International Literacy Day/Internship)


Community Family Centers—Houston, TX    

(Operating Support)


End Hunger Network— Houston, TX 

(Meal Prep Program)


Houston Achievement Place—Houston, TX  

(E-learning—Project CLASS)


University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work – Houston, TX    

(Scholarship for Spanish-Fluent Student—Gerontology)


Family Services of Greater Houston— Houston, TX 

(Mental Health Services—Transitional Housing)


Association for the Development of the Amazon—Annapolis, MD  

(Masrour School Scholarship Program, Manaus, Brazil)


Associated Catholic Charities—Houston, TX 

(St. Michael’s Home for Children/Services to Alone & Frail Elderly)


Care for Elders—Houston, TX            

(Implementation Strategic Plan)


Project MEND, Inc.—Houston, TX       

(Medical Equipment for the Disabled)


Wellsprings—Houston, TX       

(Transitional Housing - Operating Budget)


Art Bridge—Houston, TX        

(Art Therapy—Homeless Children)


Crisis Intervention—Houston, TX      

(Emergency Transportation)

De Madres a Madres-Houston, TX     

(North Side Health Fair)


Escape Family Resource Center—Houston, TX         

(Abuse Prevention Program)


Latino Learning Center—Houston, TX           

(Adult Care Center)


Texas Low Income Housing—Houston, TX   

(Colonias Project—Texas Border)


After School All Stars—Houston, TX  

(Edison Middle School Program)


Atlanta Urban Ministries—Atlanta, GA          

(Special Needs Fund—Homeless)


Career Gear—Houston, TX     

(Workforce Support)


Casa de Esperanza—Houston, TX      

(Children’s Developmental Center)


Collaborative for Children—Houston, TX      

(Pre-School For All Initiative)


Covenant House Texas—Houston, TX              

(Mother/Child Crisis Shelter & Vocational/Education Assistance)


De Pelchin Children’s Center—Houston, TX 

(Mental Health Service’s—Latino Families)


Families Under Urban & Social Attack—Houston, TX              

(After School Mentoring)


Healthcare for the Homeless—Houston, TX

(Program Support)


Katy Christian Ministries—Houston, TX        

(General Operating Budget)


Methodist Retirement Community—La Porte, TX    

(Hurricane Rita Relief Project)


The Mexican Institute—Houston, TX            

(Community Learning Centers)


The River Arts Center—Houston, TX 

(Summer Camp—Children with Disabilities)


SEARCH—Houston, TX           

(Mobile Outreach—Homeless)


Sheltering Arms—Houston, TX          

(Elder Program)


Target Hunger—Houston, TX 

(Food Distribution—Senior Citizens)


Texas Children’s Hospital—Houston, TX       

(Super Kids—Hispanic Youth Health Project)


Westside Homeless Partnership—Houston, TX        

(Case Manager Salary)                                                                 


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