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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 will consider 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.

For this grant cycle, collaborative initiatives between two or more agencies will be given priority. If you are a current Foundation Grant Partner with a collaborative project, please contact your Program Officer about applying through the Foundation’s Health Access grant process. 

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

Due Date

The 2017 due date will be announced later this year.

Link to Application 

To apply for an Opportunity Grant, click HERE.

Application Materials

To view a sample Opportunity Grant application template, click HERE. Please note that applications must be submitted via our online system, at the link above.

To download the budget template that is required to complete your application, click HERE.


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