Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.– a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for low-income families and the uninsured – has awarded $32 million in community grant funding to 92 nonprofit agencies across its 74-county service area, the ministries said in a news release this month.
The grant funding was part of the organization’s $108.8 million 2020 investment used to support the community through direct services provided through clinical operations and regional staff, as well as the development of community partnerships, the release said.
Two Bandera area organizations were among the agencies to receive community funding from the ministries.
The Arthur Nagel Community Clinic in Bandera was one of 33 organizations to receive a total of $12.8 million in funding in the category of High-Functioning Primary Care, while Triple H Equitherapy in Pipe Creek was among 26 agencies to share $4.9 million in grants under the Families of Solution category.
The release said funding decisions were based on an organization’s ability to effectively demonstrate successful outcomes and program measurements which are reviewed annually by the ministries’ board of directors.
“Methodist Healthcare Ministries endeavors to fulfill its mission of ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ and our 2020 funding is targeted towards building health equity across South Texas to help the least served obtain access to quality health care,” said Jaime Wesolowski, the ministries’ president and CEO.