In the final stretch of 2022 and as I enter my second year at St. David’s Foundation as the Vice President of Community Investments, I want to extend, on behalf of the entire Foundation, deep gratitude to our grantees for their work to help hold our community together in times of crisis and move toward a more equitable and sustainable future.
Recently the Foundation adopted a clearer strategic vision and direction that affirms our commitment to health equity in Central Texas. We invite you to read and reflect on this new framework. We are excited about the evolution of our vision and mission and know that moving it from paper to practice will take time and work to achieve the level of impact our community deserves. As such, the year ahead will be defined by sustaining the work of our grantees and strategizing with our community on how the Foundation’s resources can most effectively advance health equity in Central Texas. In the coming months, we will bring forward multiple opportunities for community voice to inform our work.
During this time, our grantmaking will remain responsive and committed to the critical needs of our community and of the nonprofit sector. We have extended our current Strategic Refinement by one year – through 2023 – and will maintain the momentum of ongoing grant-funded programs and community investments. Detailed communications on a streamlined renewal process will be sent directly to grantees with terms that end in 2023. With limited exceptions, we will not be accepting new project proposals during 2023.
The year ahead is a vital time for St. David’s Foundation as we devote the focus needed to operationalize the Foundation’s vision and mission to advance health equity. As we bring our strategic vision and direction to life, we will continue to rely on the vital work of our grantees and community. We are grateful to have grant partners who are strongly aligned with our health equity vision and who we can trust to continue their work while we embark upon the necessary shifts to align with our new framework.
Regan Gruber Moffitt, J.D., Vice President of Community Investments