The St. David's Foundation in Austin has announced grants totaling nearly $30 million in support of community healthcare organizations across central Texas.
Grants were awarded in the areas of Childhood Adversity and Community Resilience ($8.2 million), Healthiest Care ($16.5 million), Healthiest People ($10.7 million), and Healthiest Places ($2.6 million). Recipients of Resilience grants, which are aimed at helping area nonprofits deliver programs and policies that prevent adversity and build resilience at the individual, family, and community level, include Safe Alliance ($2.7 million), Any Baby Can ($1.05 million), the Austin Child Guidance Center ($1.03 million), and the Council of At-Risk Youth ($150,000).
Through its Healthiest Care program, the foundation awarded $798,000 to AIDS Services of Austin to provide comprehensive oral healthcare services and medical social work for at-risk and HIV-positive clients in the region; $1.4 million to CommuniCare Health Centers in support of integrated behavioral health and dental services for uninsured individuals in Hays County; and $1.3 million to Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, Inc. in support of OB/GYN services and operational costs for a community health center serving Caldwell County and surrounding areas.
Through its Healthiest People focus area, the foundation awarded $850,000 to Austin Recovery in support of residential substance abuse treatment services; $585,000 to Hays-Caldwell Women's Center for counseling, advocacy, and prevention services; and $900,000 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in support of women's health programs for low-income and uninsured women. And through its Healthiest Places focus area, the foundation awarded $140,000 to Austin Clubhouse, Inc. for housing support services for clients diagnosed with a mental illness; $550,000 to the Austin Public Education Foundation to implement the Nourishing Young Minds Healthy Eating Pilot Program in Austin; and $308,000 to the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in support of its Children's Wellness Clinic.
(Photo credit: Austin Clubhouse)