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Community Driven Change

Equipping Communities to Achieve Their Health Priorities

Our region is growing and health outcomes for historically marginalized Central Texans continue to suffer because of inequitable conditions. These ongoing health disparities cannot be addressed by only filling the healthcare gaps. St. David’s Foundation believes that addressing social and environmental conditions for generational change in historically marginalized communities requires work to mobilize those closest to the problem, and we are committed to equipping communities to achieve their health priorities.

A healthy community includes access to quality healthcare and health services, stable and affordable housing, pathways to healthcare employment, navigation and coordination of related services, and social networks. We also recognize capacity building, data collection, and communication to amplify voices of communities as important elements of this work to center and engage community in decision making and leadership.

The Community Driven Change open call is focused on elevating organizations engaging community members in decision making and leadership to foster healthier communities in our Central Texas region of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. The one-time grants awarded as part of this open call will support the community to achieve their health priorities.

Awarding up to $10M through this open call, grant recipients will receive an unrestricted, one-time operating grant based on organization size, with funding expected to be distributed in October 2024.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Located and operating in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties. 
  • Classified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • Annual operating budget of at least $250,000. 
  • Evidence of work engaging community members in decision making and leadership to foster healthier communities 
Contact Information

For programmatic questions, please email: [email protected]

For technical questions, please email: [email protected]

Full funding opportunity details, including eligibility requirements and scoring rubric, can be found in the Funding Opportunity PDF in the downloads section of this page. Please note, there may be slight variations to the LOI and application questions once in the online grants portal. The LOI and Application Questions document is intended to serve as a guide and resource during your application process.

Important Dates

Open Date: May 29, 2024
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: June 28, 2024 05:00 PM
Application Deadline: August 9, 2024 05:00 PM

Key Dates

Timeline and Important Dates



Community Driven Change Funding Opportunity Open Date



Letter of Intent (LOI) Due at 5 p.m. CDT

Click here to submit LOI



Notice of LOI Decision



Applications Due at 5 p.m. CDT



Notice of Decision



Grant Term Begins


Frequently Asked Questions