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CareSource Foundation Opens New Funding Competition for Texas Organizations Supporting Maternal and Infant Health

September 15th, 2022 | 2 min read

Grant challenge follows announcement of CareSource Bayou Health joint venture with Legacy Community Health. 

(HOUSTON, TX – September 15, 2022) – The CareSource Foundation announced today organizations in Texas will soon be eligible for funding through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge. The CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge will award a total of $165,000 to Texas community-based organizations and nonprofits working to improve the health and well-being of mothers, infants, children and their families across the state.

The state-specific competition invites the community to nominate and vote for nonprofits. Organizations are encouraged to rally their supporters for votes to increase their chances of winning. Nominations can be submitted beginning today through the CareSource Foundation website, which also includes nomination and selection criteria.

CareSource recently announced a joint venture with Legacy Community Health, the state’s largest federal qualified health center, to serve Texas Medicaid managed care recipients. Named CareSource Bayou Health, the joint venture is strategically positioned to provide comprehensive health coverage and access to the best physicians delivering compassion and care.

“Texans know best which organizations are moving the needle on maternal and infant health in their communities, so the CareSource Foundation is looking to follow their lead,” said Jenny Michael, senior vice president of advocacy, marketing and communication at CareSource. “Our goal is to support the sustainability and expansion of their important work to improve health outcomes and empower individuals to live their best possible life.”

Texas is the third state where the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge will take place.

Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded more than $25 million to nonprofits that are working to eliminate poverty, provide much-needed services to low-and moderate-income families, and develop innovative approaches to address critical health issues.

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