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Congratulations to the recipients of 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. 

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Project Description
 Grant Amount


Build capacity of Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”) and FQHC sites for opioid screening, intervention, and referral.

 $ 300,000

Hand to Hold

More effectively serve African-American NICU moms with attention to depression, breastfeeding, and peer support

 $ 150,000

Mama Sana Vibrant Woman

Institute structured postnatal program with home visiting, support groups, social support, and yoga for moms of color.

 $ 169,405

Texans Care for Children

Analyze provider readiness to implement new TX postpartum depression screening benefit and substance abuse services.

 $ 86,000

Austin Recovery

Produce action plan to provide postpartum care to high risk new moms in Family House residential treatment.

 $ 273,281

El Buen Samaritano

Culturally and linguistically competent outreach to increase postpartum visit adherence among Latina moms.

 $ 125,000

Lone Star Circle of Care

Employ nurse care coordinator to engage patients in mom-baby teams and work across providers to improve outcomes.

 $ 186,681

People’s Community Clinic

Improve current postpartum care model to better serve women who experienced prenatal health complications.

 $ 200,000

Texas State School of Nursing

Translational research using an SMS text messaging and group chat platform to inform, educate, and connect underserved women in Hays County with services and information.

 $ 209,633

UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Engage African-American women in community-based participatory research and strategic planning to tackle maternal mortality disparities.

 $ 300,000


 Total Grants

 $ 2,000,000