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Funding for the Environmental Health Service comes primarily from foundations, grants, subcontracts and legal settlements.




Current and past supporters include: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Houston Endowment, Houston Advanced Research Center, private industry, Environment Texas, City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center, Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund, Rice University, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Texas Medical Association, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Corporation for National & Community Service and others.




The purpose of the EHS is to improve understanding of the relationships between exposures to environmental health hazards and health effects and to reduce adverse health effects caused or exacerbated by such exposures, especially in the Houston metropolitan area and along the Gulf Coast.

Your support would enable the EHS to sustain and expand our core services: professional education, clinical service, research, and community outreach. Contributions would allow the EHS to fulfill on its purpose and serve the Houston and Gulf Coast communities. All types of support would be welcome, including but not limited to:

  • Corporate donations
  • Individual gifts
  • Partnerships with local organizations, non-profits, insurance providers
  • In-kind support of time or expertise
  • Grants by private foundations or government agencies
  • Donations of needed items or supplies

Ways to Contribute


Make a Financial Contribution: Baylor College of Medicine offers a convenient and secure online donation form to accept financial contributions to the Environmental Health Service.

Donate New or Unused Items: Needed supplies include allergen-proof pillow covers, green cleaning products, HEPA vacuum cleaners, and other household items. Contact us to learn more about our current needs and how you can help.


How to Donate


All contributions, small or large, are welcome. Individuals or organizations wishing to make a donation or find out more about how their philanthropic interests or resources can help us meet a need should contact Dr. Winifred Hamilton at 713-798-1052 or e-mail environmentalhealth@bcm.edu.