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New Funding Opportunity for South Texas Nonprofits

San Antonio (Feb. 27, 2019)–Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is proud to support the third cohort of the BUILD Health Challenge which opened its Call for Applications Wednesday, Feb. 27. The challenge represents an opportunity for nonprofit organizations across South Texas to apply for up to $250,000 in funding over the next two and a half years and gain access and exposure to a national network of funders and experts.

With a focus on strengthening partnerships between community-based organizations, hospitals and health systems, and local health departments, the BUILD Health Challenge is seeking innovative collaboratives who are working together to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health.

The BUILD Health Initiative is supported by multiple national funders, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and de Beaumant Foundation. This year, Methodist Healthcare Ministries is joining the BUILD Health Challenge as a regional investor, bringing this opportunity to South Texas for the first time.

In addition to funding, awards include a robust array of coaching and support services; specialized trainings and capacity building opportunities; participation in a national network of peers engaged in similar work; and the opportunity to spotlight their local work on a national level.

Applications are due April 5, 2019. To learn more about this opportunity­—eligibility requirements and how to apply—visit: www.buildhealthchallenge.organd download the 2019 Call for Applications. The Call for Applications includes key dates, including informational webinars for prospective applicants.

The third cohort of the BUILD Health Challenge is made possible with generous support from: the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundationde Beaumont Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org. 

About The Build Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge® is a national awards that strengthens partnerships between local nonprofit organizations, hospitals and health systems, and local health departments to drive sustainable improvements in community health. Created by the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2015, it has grown to now also include support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation; BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation; Blue Shield of California; Communities Foundation of Texas; Episcopal Health Foundation; Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.; New Jersey Health Initiatives; and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.