(Awarded November 2018)
Housing can be a powerful platform for health. But, for this to be true, both affordability and opportunity must be present. In August 2018, we released a request for proposals entitled “Health Starts at Home,” under our Housing Wrap-Around Services focus area, intended to increase opportunity available to residents of affordable housing communities. Projects funded through this RFP are expected create the conditions that foster self-sufficiency and/or stabilized health for low-income individuals and families. Over the next two years, we look forward to working with service and housing providers to better understand how to create those conditions.
(Awarded December 2017)
Our first women’s health RFP grants focused on aiding low-income and underserved women in Central Texas in receiving timely and effective postpartum support services. In total, $2,000,000 in grants were given to groups working to make a difference in the health of Central Texas women. The postnatal period represents a vital window to help women and babies reap health benefits that can pay dividends for years to come. Through this opportunity, the Foundation is funding projects aimed at improving postpartum access and outcomes for underserved women during the “fourth trimester,” the year following delivery.