The Houston Texans along with ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, and Ashley announced Tuesday the 2023 Inspire Change Grant.
The grant will be used to fund programs and projects that, “create partnerships that unlock pathways to new opportunities and support social justice and racial equity efforts in Houston,” according to a statement from the Texans.
The program is in its third year, and the team and partners will award $400,000 to area nonprofits and education programs.
An advisory committee of Texans representatives and community leaders will select grant recipients in the following areas: education, criminal justice reform, workforce and economic development, community resources, relational policing, poverty alleviation, racial equity, employment, support for children with incarcerated parents, homelessness, and access to mental health support in underserved communities and schools.
Since 2021 when the grant was created, more than $800,000 has been awarded to 30 local nonprofits.
Last year, the Texans and their partners surprised recipients with their grants at a reception at NRG Stadium with Texans players, Texans Foundation vice president Hannah McNair, and Texans Legends. Throughout the year, the Texans also visited grant recipients Bo’s Place, Santa Maria Hostel and Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Inc.
The grant application will be available Aug. 23 through Sept. 13 at www.HoustonTexans.com/InspireChangeGrant.