The St. David's Foundation in Austin, Texas, has announced grants totaling more than $14.6 million to address a range of local health-related needs, including senior services, healthcare education-related scholarships, childhood health, and other school-based programs.
The year-end grants include $100,000 to the Creative Action Project, which enlists seniors to tutor and mentor low-income children at the Santa Rita Courts Affordable Housing Complex; $127,334 to the Drive a Senior Network in support of a program that provides local transportation to seniors; $1.8 million to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin in support of healthy lifestyles and scholarship programming for economically disadvantaged youth; and $225,000 to Keep Austin Beautiful to provide a "green school yard" at LBJ High School that includes track and field improvements, shade tree planting, safety improvements, and additional community access points.
"Young or old, city dweller or rural resident, many of our friends and neighbors are in need of important services to maintain a healthy life," said St. David's Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell. "We're delighted to support so many effective local organizations that are helping to keep our neighbors and families healthy and active."
(Photo credit: Drive a Senior Network)