COVID-19 in Central Texas

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted the world in which we live and the Central Texas community we call home.

For more than 450 local nonprofits specifically, recent survey results show 69% have experienced disrupted client and community services, with another 52% indicating a significant increase in demand for their services amid COVID-19. The needs of those supporting our most vulnerable populations – who in large part have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 – are more critical now than ever before.

St. David’s Foundation is strategically focused on the health and well-being of Central Texas and to responding to the immediate and intermediate needs of those most impacted by this public health crisis. We will continue to remain flexible and adapt our ways of working based on key learnings and evolving community needs. We extend our sincerest thanks to those working on the front lines to serve our communities and provide emergency assistance and critical resources. Together, we are unified in lifting up Central Texas today as we work toward recovery and rebuilding tomorrow.

Source: Central Texas Nonprofit COVID-19 Pulse Survey #2: April 28th-May 8th – Data Insights Reveal. Mission Capital, May 2020.


HOW WE ARE RESPONDING

COVID-19 Recovery Fund: Lifting Up Central Texas Today and Tomorrow

In response to the current crisis and unprecedented circumstances caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, St. David’s Foundation launched a $10 million COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support nonprofits and public entities during this challenging and uncertain time.

The fund will provide grants to support both immediate and intermediate needs of nonprofits and public entities working on the front lines to provide emergency assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 in some of Central Texas’ most vulnerable communities.

This fund is designed to complement the efforts of local health departments, public health officials, and federal subsidies – while expanding local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as immediately and efficiently as possible. Beyond the immediate needs facing our community, we believe this public health crisis has created an extraordinary moment to call for greater and more equal health justice within our Central Texas community. St. David’s Foundation is committed to partnering with our neighbors throughout this time.


All Together ATX

St. David’s Foundation pledged $250,000 to the All Together ATX fund, a philanthropic partnership between Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin to aid in the relief and recovery of those working on the front lines of the pandemic.

This community-led philanthropic fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.


Supporting Our Partners

We are working closely with our partners to assess the long-term needs of our community and how we can best support and provide resources to those in need. For the immediate term, keeping our partners as strong as possible during this time is paramount to us. In April, we made the decision to convert most existing grants to fund general operating expenses, totaling nearly $16 million in funds, and providing immediate and necessary flexibility to the organizations serving our vulnerable communities.


Resources

St. David’s Foundation has compiled a list of resources for our nonprofit partners and the Central Texas community. The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; Instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. This resource page contains links to other third-party websites that are for the convenience of the reader. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any legal question you may have.


Contact Information

COVID-19 Recovery Fund Information: sdfrecoveryfund@stdavidsfoundation.org
Additions to Resources Page:  info@stdavidsfoundation.org
Media Inquiries:  media@stdavidsfoundation.org