Report to the Community

Report to the Community

IMPACT


IN 2015, ST. DAVID'S FOUNDATION INVESTED $59M IN GRANTS FOR THE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE OF CENTRAL TEXANS. THESE GRANTS TO MORE THAN 60 PARTNERS HELP ACHIEVE LASTING, POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY'S HEALTH, ALL WITH THE GOAL OF CREATING THE HEALTHIEST COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD.


St. David’s Foundation will soon be one of the five largest nonprofit health funders in the nation, and the largest that’s focused on improving community health in Central Texas. While impressive, the size of the Foundation isn’t important for its own sake. What’s far more important, and what guides the work of St. David’s Foundation every day, is the size of the impact we are able to make in the lives of our fellow Central Texans.

In 2015, St. David’s Foundation invested $59 million in the community, working with more than 60 grant partners as well as the Foundation’s own best-in-class charity mobile dental program, the largest of its kind in the nation. Our investments in primary care, healthy lifestyles, and workforce and community development continue to be guided by careful planning and the expertise of our outstanding team. In this past year, the Foundation has awarded some of its largest gifts ever to major projects that help anchor our region’s health and human services systems, including new and expanded facilities for People’s Community Clinic, the Central Texas Food Bank and the future Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care.

As St. David’s Foundation looks forward to a future where our annual investments surpass $100 million, we know we need to ensure that our own capacity as a community partner continues to grow. This year saw the opening of our new headquarters building just west of the Texas Capitol —a home that accommodates not only our programs and staff, but a new Innovation Center where our grant partners and other area nonprofits can pursue continuous improvement. Guided by a new strategic plan, the Foundation is also expanding our staff to explore new opportunities for St. David’s Foundation to increase its impact.

As always, we’re interested in hearing from you — the people we serve, and the people who support us. We hope the stories included in this report will continue to spur conversations about how, working together, we can build the healthiest community in the world.

Our Year in Review


A LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO THIS YEAR.

Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare


IN 2015, ST. DAVID'S FOUNDATION INVESTED ALMOST $15M IN PRIMARY CARE CLINICS ACROSS A FIVE-COUNTY AREA. FROM NORTH IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TO SOUTH IN LULING, THESE CLINICS, INCLUDING THE NEW PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC (ABOVE) IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN, PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN KEEPING OUR NEIGHBORS HEALTHY AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

St. David’s Foundation is a major investor in health care services for people in need. Our nearly $15 million in grants this year to Central Texas’ safety-net clinics helped them provide high-quality care and medical homes to those without other health care options. Focusing on primary and specialty care in the community setting allows for better health outcomes for individual patients and ensures that often-overstretched health care resources can be used effectively.

In addition to primary care, the Foundation also funds integrated behavioral health programs that allow mental health professionals to work on-site at safety net clinics. This collaborative approach recognizes the interdependence of physical and mental health care and has been known to improve health care outcomes.

Among the providers working hard every day to meet the health care needs of the underserved and underinsured is People’s Community Clinic, whose new state-of the-art clinic was supported by a $10 million grant from St. David’s Foundation — the largest single investment we’ve ever made. The new facility, located in an area with a high unmet need for health care, allows People’s to double its capacity and serve at least 10,000 more patients a year. The original People’s facility is transitioning into a dedicated women’s health center.


Sustaining a Lifelong Commitment to Health


IN 2015, ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION INVESTED NEARLY $5M INTO OUR GRANT PARTNERS WHO HELP SUPPORT HEALTHY LIFESTYLES ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY. THESE ORGANIZATIONS DO IT ALL - FROM TEACHING KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FROM AN EARLY AGE AT MEND, TO COMMUNITY-BASED BILINGUAL HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES FOR PARENTS AT SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER’S COMMUNITY GARDEN (ABOVE) AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.

The choices we make each day impact our overall health long before we visit the doctor for an annual checkup. St. David’s Foundation’s $5 million investment in healthy living programs in 2015 allows our community partners to help children, adults and families adopt healthy habits with the goal of making improvements that last a lifetime.

The Foundation’s Healthy Living grant partners include Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, YMCA’s MEND programs in Austin and Williamson County and Marathon Kids, all of which have well-established track records for teaching children healthy habits they can take into adulthood. We also support the work of the Sustainable Food Center as it teaches families about better nutrition and helps them incorporate fresh foods into their daily meal planning. 

In addition to these educational programs, St. David’s Foundation also funds projects that create healthy and safe places throughout the community for children and adults to exercise and play. One such investment in 2015 is our partnership with Foundation Communities, helping the affordable housing provider develop trails, playgrounds and other healthy living spaces at its properties throughout Austin, such as the newly opened Homestead Oaks Apartments.


St. David's Foundation partnered with local artist Nine Francois on an "Veggie Self Portrait" art project with the kids from the Boys and Girls Club's East Austin Location. The final pieces are displayed at the club, and also in one of the Foundation's conference rooms.


Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare Workforce


SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2005, THE ST. DAVID’S NEAL KOCUREK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS HELPED 340 STUDENTS, INCLUDING JEREMIAH GRESS, CAITLIN ETHERTON, DANIEL MURRAY, FRANKIE TORRES AND ELIZABETH WYTKO (ABOVE) PURSUE THEIR EDUCATIONS AND CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE. IN ADDITION TO FINANCIAL SUPPORT, STUDENTS RECEIVE MENTORSHIP AND GUIDANCE FROM PROVIDERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THE ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE FAMILY.

The health care providers who will care for Central Texas tomorrow are being trained in the profession today. We work hard to fund programs that strengthen the health care workforce in Central Texas, and continue to invest in scholarships for students who can help provide care for the underserved and underinsured in our community.

The Foundation's Scholarship Programs Include:

The St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship for students studying health care at Texas colleges and universities, the largest health scholarship program in the state
The St. David’s Neal Kocurek ACC Endowed Scholarship for students at Austin Community College pursuing careers in health fields
Scholarships at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work for bilingual and geriatric care social workers
The St. David’s Public Health Corps, a student loan repayment program for medical professionals working in safety-net clinics after graduation
The St. David’s Community Health Scholarship at Texas A&M University, our newest program, which provides funding for Central Texas students to attend medical school
Scholarships for Allied Health Careers at Huston-Tillotson University


More than Just Scholarships

In addition to scholarships, St. David’s Foundation has also invested directly in colleges and universities training the next generation of providers. Since 2006, we’ve given over $18 million in grants to fund higher education programs focused on health care careers throughout central Texas, including funding new facilities at the Round Rock Higher Education Campus that will allow multiple universities to expand their programs to other health care majors.


St. David's Foundation awards scholarships to Central Texas high school seniors attending college to study health care. Students receive $7,500 per year to help with tuition, fees and other expenses. Students are also matched with a mentor from St. David's HealthCare to help them through the difficult times.


Fostering Good Health with a Smile


PROPER ORAL HYGIENE STARTS IN CHILDHOOD. OUR DENTAL PROGRAM APPLIED 33,146 SEALANTS TO CHILDREN’S TEETH IN 2015 TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE PROBLEMS. FOCUSING ON PREVENTION IS WHAT HAS HELPED MAKE OUR DENTAL PROGRAM SUCH A MODEL FOR CARE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE ARE SEEING FEWER DENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS WITH OUR AREA’S SCHOOL CHILDREN AS THEY GROW, AND WE BELIEVE IT’S A DIRECT RESULT OF OUR FOCUS ON PREVENTION.

The St. David’s Dental Program provides quality preventive and restorative dental care to more than 11,000 children at high needs elementary schools and adults at safety net clinics across Central Texas every year – care that was valued at almost $11 million in 2015 and is an important element of overall wellness. With
a fleet of nine vans and more than 50 clinicians and operations staff, the St. David’s Dental Program is America’s largest school-based charity mobile dental program and serves as a model for providers throughout the nation. This past year saw a continued increase in the program’s focus on preventive care and better oral health education, which translates directly into fewer future dental problems, fewer missed school days and fewer dental emergencies. In 2015, the Dental Program visited 69 schools in six local school districts, sealing a total of 33,146 teeth and providing needed care free of charge to children whose families often find it difficult to access dental services.

A small collection of the thank-you letters our Dental Program staff receive throughout the school year.


Creating a Healthy Future for Central Texas


FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AUSTIN, ST. DAVID'S HEALTHCARE CONSISTENTLY PROVIDES THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE TO NEW AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS. SINCE THE BEGINNING, ST. DAVID'S HAS EARNED THE NICKNAME, "THE BABY HOSPITAL," AND FOR GOOD REASON. LAST YEAR ALONE, 15.647 BABIES WERE BORN IN A ST. DAVID'S HOSPITAL.

Since 1996, the unique partnership between St. David’s Foundation and St. David’s HealthCare has provided more than $315 million in hospital proceeds to be reinvested in programs that are making Central Texas the healthiest community in the world. With seven leading hospitals and more than 110 sites across the region, St. David’s HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The system’s more than 8,700 employees make St. David’s HealthCare the third-largest private employer in the Austin area. 

On the heels of winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014 — the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence – this year, St. David’s HealthCare announced an investment of more than $275 million in the Central Texas health care infrastructure over the next two years. This includes opening a new specialty surgery hospital, beginning development of a new hospital in Leander, and expansions to St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.


St. David's Children's Hospital

St. David’s HealthCare has long been a leader in providing exceptional care to each and every patient that walks through its doors. That care is now available to the youngest patients with the opening of St. David’s Children’s Hospital, located at North Austin Medical Center.


More than 60 Grant Partners in Health


THROUGH THE DEDICATED AND SKILLED EFFORTS OF MORE THAN 60 GRANT PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION’S INVESTMENTS ARE LEADING TO HEALTHIER OUTCOMES FOR ALL KINDS OF CENTRAL TEXANS— IN CLINICAL SETTINGS, SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES, AND IN THE COMMUNITY. IN 2015, WE INVESTED $59M IN THE HEALTH OF CENTRAL TEXANS.

For more information on our grant partners and the projects we fund, visit our Meet Our Grant Partners page.


Healthy Aging - $3.9M in 2015

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Austin Groups for the Elderly
Austin Speech Labs
Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry
The Care Communities
Central Texas Food Bank
Drive A Senior
Family Eldercare
Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled, Inc.
Hospice Austin
Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties
Round Rock Area Serving Center
Texas Ramp Project
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

 

Healthy Living - $5.1M in 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Foundation Communities
Marathon Kids
Sustainable Food Center
The University of Texas at Austin School of Public
Health - Austin Regional Campus
YMCA of Greater Austin/MEND
YMCA of Greater Williamson County/MEND

Healthy Minds - $11.8M in 2015

Any Baby Can
Austin Child Guidance Center
Austin Children’s Services
Austin Clubhouse
Austin Recovery
Center for Child Protection
CommuniCare Health Centers - Kyle
Communities in Schools of Central Texas
El Buen Samaritano
Family Crisis Center
Foundation Communities
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center
Hope Alliance
Interagency Support Council of East Williamson Co.
LifeWorks
Lone Star Circle of Care
People’s Community Clinic
SafePlace
Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care SIMS Foundation
Spirit Reins
Waterloo Counseling Center

 

Healthy Futures - $11.6M in 2015

Capital IDEA
Huston-Tillotson University
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Healthy People - $17M in 2015

AIDS Services of Austin
Any Baby Can
Austin Community Foundation
Breast Cancer Resource Center
CommuniCare - Kyle
Community Health Centers of South Central Texas - Luling
Easter Seals Central Texas
El Buen Samaritano
The Immunization Partnership
Lone Star Circle of Care
People’s Community Clinic
Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region
SafePlace
Samaritan Health Ministries
Tandem Teen Prenatal and Parenting Program
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

 

Healthy Smiles - $9.1M in 2015

AIDS Services of Austin
CommuniCare Health Centers - Kyle
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic
St. David’s Dental Program


OUR LEADERSHIP & FINANCIALS


A HEALTHY WORKPLACE STARTS FROM THE TOP DOWN. THAT’S WHY WE AT ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT WE GET TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE. WE HAVE AN EMPLOYEE-DRIVEN WELLNESS COMMITTEE THAT HELPS KEEP OUR KITCHEN STOCKED WITH HEALTHY SNACKS, CREATES WALKING COMPETITIONS AND OTHER HEALTHY INCENTIVES THAT HAVE HELPED US BE NAMED ONE OF AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL’S HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS IN A ROW!


St. David’s Foundation Staff Leadership
Earl Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer
Abena Asante, MHA, Sr. Program Officer for Healthy People
Ensy Atarod, DDS, Lead Dentist
Bobbie Barker, MPA, Executive Vice President of
Community Investments
William Buster, MA, Vice President of Community Investments
Carol Clark, General Counsel
Stephen Collard, DDS, Staff Dentist
Caesar Collazo, DDS, Staff Dentist
Shailee Gupta, DDS, Clinical Director
Annalisa Heck, DDS, Staff Dentist
Blake Holman, Chief Information Officer
Cathy Iberg, CPA, Vice President of Investments
Elizabeth Krause, ScM, Sr. Program Officer for Healthy
Living and Healthy Smiles
Yana Kushner, DDS, Lead Dentist
Joy Legan, SPHR, Director of Human Resources
Andrew Levack, MPH, Sr. Program Officer for Healthy Aging
Elodie Levy, DDS, Staff Dentist
Kim McPherson, MPAff, Sr. Program Officer for Healthy Minds
Abby Menke, DDS, Lead Dentist
Christy Miller, CPA, Controller
Rebecca Montalvo, DDS, Screening Dentist
Lex Ohlendorf, DDS, Screening Dentist
Mamatha Pasala, DDS, Lead Dentist
Becky Pastner, MPAff, Sr. Capacity Building Officer
Dave Thomsen, MHA, Executive Vice President of Operations
Lisa Trahan, Director of Communications
Madge Vasquez, MPAff, Director of Dental Operations
Amy Vaughan, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Todd Waldron, MS, Director of Information Technology


FINANCIALS

Summarized Statements of Financial Position
($ in millions, as of December 31st)
  2015 2014
Assets    
Cash and Investments, at market 482 430
Investments in St. David's Partnership 303 308
Other Assets 23 11
     
Total $808 $749
     
Liabilities and Net Assets    
Liabilities 38 33
Net Assets 770 716
     
Total $808 $749
     
Summarized Statements of Activity
($ in millions, year ended December 31st)
  2015 2014
Support and Revenue    
Income from St. David's Partnerships 121 122
Contributions 1 1
Total $122 $123
     
Expenses    
Grants 54 54
Dental Program 7 6
Management and General 6 5
Total $67 $65
     
Investment Income (Loss) (1) 9
     
Change in Net Assets 54 67
Net Assets, Beginning of Year 716 649
Net Assets, End of Year $770 $716
     

 

St. David’s Foundation Board
Jerry E. Turner, Chair
E. Peter Pincoffs, Vice Chair
Shannon H. Ratliff II, Secretary
Betsy G. Abell
Kathleen O. Angel
Ray Benson
Ray Bonilla
Charles Chaffin
Karen J. Cole
Craig Hester
C. W. Hetherly, Jr.
H. David Hughes
Darrick L. McGill
John S. Murray, MD
The Honorable Harriet O’Neill
James Prentice, MD
Lynn Sherman
Rev. Dr. William Charles Treadwell, III
Marc Winkelman

St. David's Community Investment Committee
Shannon H. Ratliff II, Chair
Betsy G. Abell
Ray Benson
Karen J. Cole
Susie Jastrow
Darrick L. McGill
E. Peter Pincoffs
James Prentice, MD
Rev. Dr. William Charles Treadwell, III
Jerry E. Turner
Ann Wilson
Marc Winkelman

St. David’s Foundation Chair’s Emeritus Council
Ada Anderson
Ed Auler
Jack T. Brown
Charles M. Christensen
Diane F. Grant
Jose I. Guerra
Albert Hawkins
Robena Jackson
Mary Scott Nabers
Robert T. Present
D. Scott Thomas

St. David’s Foundation Community Fund Board and Leadership
Rodney S. Bond
Earl Maxwell
Barbara Porter
Cara Abazari, Director of Community Affairs



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