ST. DAVID'S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES OVER $33 MILLION IN GRANTS
Our newest round of grants focus on funding for safety net clinics and other important healthcare needsSee how this will impact the health of our community:
On the morning of June 28th, St. David’s Foundation held a grant announcement event at People’s Community Clinic to announce more than $33 million in grants to area nonprofits – a new record. Over $12 million of that funding is going to local safety-net clinics, where a growing number of low income Central Texans receive basic healthcare services for themselves and their families.
A record number of Foundation grant partners, board members and friends came out for the announcement event, and PCC’s Executive Director Regina Rogoff stressed the importance of how integral the funding provided by St. David’s Foundation was to the clinic. She reminded the audience that almost two years ago, the Foundation announced $10 million in funding for the new home of People’s Community Clinic, which doubled their capacity to serve the community. Being in the bustling clinic on the morning of the grant announcement, it was amazing to see how many families now use this clinic as their medical home.
“Having a ‘medical home’ is crucial to good health. Knowing where you can go when you aren’t feeling well, and getting quality care--whether it is preventive, or when an illness or injury occurs, is essential to our community’s collective good health. By partnering with these hard-working clinics, we can better meet our mission to make Central Texas the healthiest community in the world,” said Earl Maxwell, CEO of St. David’s Foundation.
Other groups receiving grants from St. David’s Foundation included Lone Star Circle of Care, Foundation Communities, Austin Clubhouse, Spirit Reins and LifeWorks. In total, 33 area nonprofits received grants from the Foundation.
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