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Investing in a Healthy Community

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St. David’s Foundation has launched Opportunity Grants to provide financial support for new approaches to improving community health.  We know that many factors outside of the healthcare system affect how healthy we are, and we seek proposals that include innovative, transformative ideas for making Central Texas the healthiest community in the world.  The Foundation defines health broadly, and considers proposals that address any aspect of improving physical or mental health and wellness, particularly among individuals facing health disparities in our community. Opportunity Grants are intended to support short-term projects that have the potential to lead to long-term, transformative impact, and may include (though not limited to) research, planning or testing of new models. Opportunity Grants are not intended to support ongoing operations or scaling up existing programs.

Applications and information for our 2017 Opportunity Grants will be available March 20, 2017.


2016 St. David’s Foundation Opportunity Grant Recipients

Lead OrganizationProject Title
Blackland Community Development Corporation African American Behavioral Health Resource Center
CATCH Global Foundation Building a Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Community of Excellence in Central Texas
Youth Recovery Network (YRN) Youth Recovery Network (YRN): Closing the Gaps for Continuity of Care
Foundation Communities Inc Healthy Food Pantry Project (Healthy Foods Initiative)
Goodwill Industries Of Central Texas* Excel Counseling Services
Half Helen Foundation C-MORE - Revolutionizing Vision Screenings in Low Income Communities
ITS TIME TEXAS Living Healthier: A Transformational Approach to Community Health
NAMI Austin (National Alliance on Mental Illness) #OK2Talk
Out Youth Clinical Services for LGBT Youth in Partnership with Communities In Schools
Texas Network Of Youth Services Incorporated Recovery Through Participation: Building Youth/Adult Partnerships to Enhance the Planning and Provision of Services for Youth in Central Texas

Amount and Duration

Opportunity Grants will provide up to $50,000 per year for two years. 


·         501c3 non-profit organizations, schools, universities, and governmental entities

·         Preference given to non-Grant Partners as lead organization



For questions about Opportunity Grants, please email Becky Pastner, Senior Capacity Building Officer,


SDF focus areas

healthy aging
healthy futures
healthy living
healthy minds
healthy people
healthy smiles