The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provides independent, nonpartisan, data-driven, and trusted policy and program guidance to improve mental health services in Texas. It’s about more than funding at the state level. It’s about leveraging our resources statewide at a grassroots level—sharing best practices, making resources available, accessing information, building protocol—and using that information to help those who need it most.

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was born of the vision of The Meadows Foundation and its philanthropic leadership throughout the State of Texas.

Through partnerships with grantees, state and local governments, and other philanthropic colleagues, The Meadows Foundation has raised awareness of mental health issues, and extended help to those who need it.

Recognizing that people with mental illness can live productive and successful lives with the necessary treatment and support, in 2011 The Meadows Foundation engaged national consulting firms and collaborators from across Texas for input on the creation of a policy institute to provide guidance to local communities and state leaders on policies and programs that improve mental health outcomes. With an initial $10M grant, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was formally launched on April 16th, 2014.