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2017 opportunity grants

Our Opportunity Grants are in the midst of phasing out as a separate program, so there are no upcoming deadlines for applications. If you are interested in applying for a Health Access grant, please visit our Strategic Priorities page to learn more about the areas of funding. Contact the program officer listed for each area to find out whether your organization or program might be eligible for funding.

2017 Opportunity Grant Recipients

We’re excited to announce the 2017 recipients of St. David’s Foundation’s Opportunity Grants, aimed at providing funding for transformative new approaches to addressing health needs across Central Texas. Grants for each of the ten recipients range from about $80,000 to $100,000 for two years of funding. Total funds provided for 2017 Opportunity Grants add up to almost one million dollars.

“Opportunity Grants allow St. David’s Foundation to explore fresh and exciting approaches as we work to make Central Texas the healthiest community in the world. We’re delighted to work with these innovative organizations to seek the best solutions for our area’s healthcare challenges.”
-Earl Maxwell, CEO, St. David’s Foundation

OrganizationProject DescriptionGrant Amount
Bookspring Pediatric Literacy Kits $100,000
Cardea Increasing Community Health Worker (CHW) Impact on Women's Health in Rural Communities of Central Texas $100,000
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, UT Austin Promoting positive parent feeding practices and healthy eating in young children: The unique role of grandparents $99,637
Forklift Danceworks My Park, My Pool, My City $100,000
Open Door Preschool Children With Special Needs: A Teamwork Approach $100,000
Seedling Foundation The Impact of Trained Volunteer Mentors on Building Resilience in Children with Parents Who Are Incarcerated $82,900
The Arc of Capital Area Inclusive Health: Closing the Health Promotion Gap for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities $100,000
UT Austin, Child and Family Research Institute Strategic Plan for Positive Sexual Health for Youth in Out-of-Home Settings $100,000
Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas Provider Toolkit for Client-centered Contraceptive Counseling in Central Texas $100,000
Wonders & Worries Next Generation Programming $100,000
  Total Grants $982,537