2018 Funded Partners

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Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.


This project will make colposcopy more accessible through training, equipment, and lab costs.


AMIkids Rio Grande Valley


To support our mental health and substance abuse prevention services


Amigos Del Valle, Inc.


ADV provides transportation to bring seniors to our centers where a nutritious meal is provided.




ARISE will help to provide tools for resiliency to those who experience trauma in the immigrant community.


Charlie's Place Recovery Center


Matching funds to provide substance abuse treatment and case management for indigent adults.


Boys & Girls Club of Edinburg, Rio Grande Valley


Addresses obesity among low income families through hands on community garden programs and activities.


Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen


BGCH's Triple Play program creates a Game Plan for the Mind, Body, and Soul to promote Healthy Lifestyles.


Boys & Girls Club of San Benito


BGCSB will improve the quality of life of children by providing a remodeled safe and healthy gym/facility.



Cameron County Children's Advocacy Center


In efforts to decrease lethality among CC CAC clients, a debriefing procedure, and risk assessment will be implemented in efforts to reduce suicidality and screen for overall risk to oneself after the process of forensic interviewing has concluded.


Child Abuse Education Program of South Texas


CAEP STX will provide their 14th annual conference for persons interested or working in the fields that help prevent child abuse and neglect and/or help protect the victims of abuse or neglect.


Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas


CBC-RGV was established to help children and their caregivers process the psychological and emotional challenges of death and loss. It is the only agency in the region focused solely on these needs.


Children's Defense Fund of Texas


The Children’s Defense Fund connects uninsured children in the RGV to affordable health coverage so they can have a healthy start to life.


City of Alton


The City of Alton will promote physical activity with the expansion and enhancement of the Josefa Garcia Park


City of Elsa


To develop a trails and exercise facilities on recently-acquired vacated railroad property as part of a central linear park project.


City of Harlingen


To construct an all weather, all purpose 1.5 mile trail from the terminus of the existing Arroyo Trail at the trail head at I69e West towards Dixieland park.


Community Development Corporation of Brownsville


CDCB will build 3+ acres of parks and 5 miles of hike and bike trails in the Palo Alto Groves Subdivision.


Dentists Who Care


To provide dental care to both children and adults who have no access to dental care – no money, no Medicaid, and no insurance, throughout the RGV.


Driscoll Children's Hospital


To expand access to Driscoll's High Risk Clinic by caring for many more premature babies, which will prevent adverse outcomes.


Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley


To support operation of the Easterseal RGV Early Childhood Intervention program.


The Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center, Inc.


The shelter program provides temporary shelter and basic necessities to the homeless. This grant also includes funds for a kitchen renovation.


Habitat for Humanity


An estimated 6,000 homes were damaged by the flooding that occurred on July 6th, 2018. Due to strict FEMA program requirements, such as receiving prior FEMA assistance
or by being classified by the adjuster as having "improper home maintenance," most affected families will not be given FEMA assistance. Those who do qualify for FEMA assistance may have to wait years before their home is repaired.
Habitat for Humanity has mobilized a team to assist low income families with home repairs in the most affected areas of the Rio Grande Valley, primarily those living mid-valley between Weslaco and La Feria, north McAllen-Edinburg, and the Mission-Alton areas. These funds will allow them to repair 80 homes in the next 4 to 6 months.


Harlingen Wellness Coalition, Inc.


To continue the Harlingen Wellness Coalition mission of promoting health and wellness by the provision of health education opportunities and access to free or low cost physical activity resources.


Infant & Family Nutrition Agency


Infant & Family Nutrition Agency will continue to offer Nutrition, Pre-Natal Education, and Breastfeeding Counseling.


Laguna Madre Youth Center


To provide a safe place for children to go after school where they can receive healthy snacks, help with learning skills, participate in sports, interact in positive ways, and learn to be responsible members of the community. It serves students from the Point Isabel Independent School District in the communities of South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Heights and Laguna Vista.



La Union del Pueblo Entero


 To enhance the quality of life for colonia residents by improving the built environment.


Loaves and Fishes of the RGV


Loaves and Fishes' Great Physician Healthy Living program addresses the causes and consequences of homelessness and poverty by meeting the health related needs of their clients.



MHP Salud


MHP Salud's Community Health Workers address low-income older adults’ ability to age in place in a holistic way by assessing their social, health, and home safety needs to improve their quality of life.


The Miracle Kids of South Texas, Inc.


The MKSTX will help special needs and disabled youth stay physically active through sporting events


Moody Clinic


Moody Clinic provides access to affordable rehabilitative services for children with disabilities.




NAMI RGV will help identify permanent housing solutions for people with severe mental health conditions.


Planned Parenthood South Texas


We provide access to care to underserved women in Cameron County.


Project Fit America


Project Fit creates programs for children to become active, fit and healthy in collaboration with schools and has already demonstrated some great results.


Proyecto Azteca


Proyecto Azteca's POWER vs Diabetes engages underserved families in early prevention of pre-diabetes and diabetes. They open pathways to long, healthy lives, family well-being, and community economic development through their work.


Proyecto Desarrollo Humano


Proyecto Desarrollo Humano's clinic and organic gardens work together to promote better health among their immigrant families.


Proyecto Juan Diego, Inc.


Construction of new Proyecto Juan Diego Center to expand services to a broader population of need.


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


To design and conduct environmental analyses of the 4.2 mile Battlefield Trail Extension and build the 1.8 mile segment of the extension running through Palo Alto Battlefield NHP.


RCCC, Inc.


RCCC will provide Substance Use Disorder treatment to Cameron County residents, both to adults and youth of the RGV.


Rio Grande State Center Citizen's Volunteer Council


The RGSC CVC will help to secure specialty services for continued care which is cost prohibitive for the poor.


The Salvation Army of McAllen


The Salvation Army will help promote well-being through homelessness prevention through rent assistance, plus providing people in need with healthy food & hygiene products.


Sight Savers America


SSA's Low Vision Program provides high-tech vision aids to children with severe visual impairment.


South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association


STAAIVA's Operation VetCare will provide vouchers for medical needs required to receive a medical diagnosis for veterans in need.


Su Casa De Esperanza


Su Casa De Esperanza educates colonia Moms to raise children, age 0-3, with healthy living habits.




PROJECT SOAR will provide evidence-based, ABA resources to adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the RGV.


Texas Children's Hospital / The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic


The Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic will open its second clinic in Brownsville in the fall of 2018 to better serve pediatric hematology/oncology patients living in Cameron County


Tip of Texas Family Outreach


Tip of Texas Family Outreach will provide parenting education to help reduce "at-risk" behaviors to prevent child abuse and neglect.

United Way of Southern Cameron County


United Way's Early Development Instrument will be used to measure early childhood systems in promoting healthy child development in young children.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio aims to increase access to oral healthcare through preventative outreach services, treatment, and education


The University of Texas System


Leveraging technology, connectivity and partnerships, REDI Program brings prevention and care to the patients, enables continuous engagement and leads with proactive management to improve health outcomes.


Willacy Co. EMS, Inc.


Willacy County EMS will start an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center so that their patients can get medical help on line while they wait for the ambulance to arrive.