The Houston Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, and Ashley (formerly Ashley Homestore) recently announced the 2022 Inspire Change Grant, which will fund programs, seed projects, and create partnerships that support social justice and racial equity efforts in Houston. In this second year of the program, the Texans and their partners will award $400,000 to local nonprofits and educational programs. The grant application is available through September 16. Each nonprofit may apply for up to $50,000 in funding.
An advisory committee comprised of community leaders and Texans representatives will select grant recipients in areas including, but not limited to:
- Criminal justice reform
- Relational policing
- Racial equity
- Workforce and economic development
- Anti-bias/anti-racism, diversity training and educational programs for youth
- Educating youth on the histories of minority groups in America
- Support for children with incarcerated parents
- Access to mental health support in underserved communities/schools
The Texans announced the creation of the Inspire Change Grant Fund in September 2021, taking part in the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative. The initiative creates a positive impact in local communities and supports programs that reduce barriers to opportunity. In the inaugural year of the Texans’ fund, 114 unique grant applications were submitted. Last year, on Giving Tuesday, the team and their partners awarded 15 local nonprofits with $400,000 through the Inspire Change Grant Fund. To learn more, visit https://www.houstontexans.com/community/inspire-change-grant.