Houston Texans Inspire Change Grant

Houston Texans Inspire Change Grant

The Texans and partners ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite announced the creation of the $400,000 Inspire Change Grant Fund in September 2021 to aid programs, seed projects and create partnerships that support social justice and racial equity efforts in Houston. In the inaugural year of the fund, 114 unique grant applications were submitted. An advisory committee comprised of community leaders and Texans representatives including Hannah McNair and Texans Legend Wade Smith reviewed all submissions and selected the organizations which received the funds.

On Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021, the Houston Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite announced the 15 local nonprofits and educational programs who will be receiving funds. The recipients were surprised at a breakfast at NRG Stadium with Vice President of the Houston Texans Foundation Hannah McNair, Texans President Greg Grissom, Texans players and Texans Legends.

"It's an honor to award these incredible nonprofits and programs in such a meaningful way," said McNair. "The organizations' unwavering commitment to Houston's youth and their families is unmatched, and we're proud to help them continue to make a positive impact on the next generation. We know that it takes all of us to inspire change and we are looking forward to seeing their continued work to reduce barriers for so many in our community."

The grant recipients represent a wide range of social justice initiatives, including health advocacy, incarceration and criminal justice reform, homelessness, youth development, education and mental health. Groups had the opportunity to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

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