By Harris County Hospital District Foundation

The Harris County Hospital District Foundation (HCHD Foundation), a charitable 501(c) (3) organization, was founded in 1992 to support the Harris Health System.

The HCHD Foundation makes grants to Harris Health that focus on improving the lives of Harris County patients through the incredible work Harris Health does every day through three Harris Health Hospitals: Ben Taub Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Quentin Mease Hospital, 18 community health centers, five same day clinics, five school-based clinics and other facilities and activities.

Since 1992, the HCHD Foundation has raised and granted in excess of $47 million to Harris Health System programs and services with a small amount awarded to other Harris County entities for children related programs.  In collaboration, HCHD Foundation and Harris Health System have shared some impressive successes.

To achieve these successes since inception, the HCHD Foundation created and sponsored over the years a number of annual events in the community: gala dinners (Jubilee of Caring), silver teas, Mallets and Medicine (polo), lecture series, Hank Cole luncheon, golf tournaments, and the TexasMedRun.

These events raised community awareness about the Harris County Hospital District Foundation, the Harris Health System, the patients served, and raised funds for a specific Harris Health System program and service needs. The HCHD Foundation also solicits funding through grants, capital campaigns, and endowments to support the aforementioned fundraising initiatives.

Harris Health’smany worthwhile programs and services supported by the HCHD Foundation grants over the years include: TroubleShooters. Mobile Immunization Program, Mobile Mammography Program, Mobile Dental Program, Professional Advancement for Nurses, LBJ and Ben Taub Hospital Playground, Smith Clinic Capital Campaign, to name a few.

The HCHD Foundation was able to expand their philanthropic efforts after receiving a number of generous donations to the HCHD Foundation Harris Health Employee Disaster Relief Fund.  Those generous donations allowed the HCHD Foundation to grant funds to Harris Health System employees who experienced devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The HCHD Foundation’s efforts and support of Harris Health System has been possible due to the countless volunteer hours and vision of the amazing past and present Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees and staff of the HCHD Foundation look forward to continuing to work towards the mission of supporting Harris Health’s program and services.

There are a number of ways to donate to and/or volunteer with the HCHD Foundation, as there are many worthwhile programs that we are able to fund and support.

Please visit www.hchdfoundation.orgfor details.