HCA Healthcare Foundation distributes $150,000 in grants to Gulf Coast-area coronavirus relief efforts

The HCA Healthcare Foundation—HCA Healthcare's philanthropic affiliate—announced in an April 16 news release the distribution of $150,000 in grants to Gulf Coast-area coronavirus relief efforts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The HCA Healthcare Foundation—HCA Healthcare's philanthropic affiliate—announced in an April 16 news release the distribution of $150,000 in grants to Gulf Coast-area coronavirus relief efforts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The HCA Healthcare Foundation—HCA Healthcare's philanthropic affiliate—announced in an April 16 news release the distribution of $150,000 in grants to Gulf Coast-area coronavirus relief efforts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The HCA Healthcare Foundation—HCA Healthcare's philanthropic affiliate—announced in an April 16 news release the distribution of $150,000 in grants to Gulf Coast-area coronavirus relief efforts.

According to the release, that $150,000 includes $110,000 for the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, $10,000 for the United Way Galveston County Mainland, $10,000 for the United Way of the Coastal Bend COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and $20,000 for the Food Bank of the Rio Grand Valley.

"Like our colleagues that are serving on the front lines of this crisis by providing lifesaving care to patients, local organizations are also stepping up to address the needs of their communities in remarkable ways, including emergency response, addressing food shortages and providing childcare for health care workers and first responders," HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen said in a statement. "HCA Healthcare is honored to support our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs."

The one-time $110,000 grant for the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund aims to support some of the area's most vulnerable by supporting more than 30 nonprofit organizations across Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties. For a complete list of grantees, click here.

"Our community is joining together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in remarkable ways," HCA Houston Healthcare President Troy Villarreal said in a statement. "We are proud to support the reputable COVID-19 Recovery Fund that will help impactful nonprofits in our area serve our community through the pandemic and the economic aftermath."


HCA Houston Healthcare is part of HCA Healthcare's Gulf Coast Division, which comprises 16 hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers, 16 off-campus emergency centers and a regional transfer center.

Overall, the HCA Healthcare Foundation will provide more than $1 million in grants to local community organizations to aid in coronavirus relief efforts across the HCA Healthcare coverage area, which encompasses the U.S. and England.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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