The St. David's Foundation in Austin, Texas, has announced December grants totaling more than $13.2 million in support of human service programs in the region.
Awarded through the foundation's Healthy Futures, Healthy Aging, and Healthy Living programs, the grants include $1 million to the Capital Area Food Bank to expand its Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE), which provides critical food assistance to elderly residents in need.
"We have partnered with CAFB for a number of years, supporting their work to address hunger among our elderly population," said St. David's Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell. "With the significant growth in the numbers of older residents needing assistance, the food bank needed additional help to meet this need. The foundation, through its focus area of Healthy Aging, was glad to provide this investment in serving our older neighbors and helping to assure that they receive the services they need."
In addition, the foundation awarded $213,438 to Austin-based Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled (HAND) in support of in-home elder care services; $650,399 to the Sustainable Food Center in Austin in support of its Healthy Families initiative and WIC/SNAP Double Dollars Incentive Program; $2.4 million to Austin-based based Foundation Communities in support of its health infrastructure programs and resources for affordable housing; and $730,000 to Capital IDEA to train local workers for careers in the healthcare field.
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the St. David's Foundation website.