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Investing in a Healthy Community


Many issues affect the health and well-being of Central Texans. The mission of St. David’s Foundation is to overcome these challenges so that everyone has the opportunity to receive the best health care possible.

In order to achieve this goal, the Foundation grants money to nonprofit organizations in Central Texas counties that work to improve community health. These grants promote access to primary health care and related services. They can be used for agency operations or project support and are intended to assist successful organizations in achieving lasting, positive changes in the community’s health. Amounts awarded vary and depend on the scope of the project.

Proposals for grant awards are accepted by invitation only. Eligible organizations must be one of the following:

  • Organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with service areas in one or more of the following counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson
  • Public schools, colleges and universities in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties

For more information about our grants, please contact the appropriate Program Officer listed below based on the focus of the particular project or program. Organizations should be prepared to provide a one-page summary of the organization and project.


Supporting programs that help maintain aging in place for older adults.
Program Officer: Andrew Levack


Providing funds for educational opportunities in health care research and health careers.
Program Officer: Andrew Levack, MPH


Promoting health and wellness through healthy diet and exercise.
Program Officer: Elizabeth Krause, MPH


Supporting behavioral health programs in schools, health clinics and community non-profits.
Program Officer: Kim McPherson, MPAff,


Improving access to health care for low income Central Texans.
Program Officer: Abena Asante, MHA


Improving oral health of children and their families.
Program Officer: Elizabeth Krause, MPH


The funding cycle for grants varies for each program area:

  • Healthy Minds, Healthy People and Healthy Smiles proposals are due February 15th, and grants are awarded in June.
  • Healthy Aging, Healthy Living and Healthy Futures proposals are due August 15th, and grants are awarded in December.

In fairness to applicants who meet submission deadlines, the Foundation does not accept late submissions.

Length of Grant Cycle

Most grant awards are made for a 12 month to 24 month period. Partner agencies that meet the requirements of their current grant contract and demonstrate successful outcomes will be eligible to apply for new funding at the end of their grant period.


SDF focus areas

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