Capacity Building

We believe that great programs require great organizations and St. David’s Foundation is committed to investing in the organizational health of our grant partners. We recognize the profound shifts and transitions the health sector in Central Texas is experiencing. Therefore, we support leaders and organizations who embrace this change and actively work to guide organizations through it.

Our Approach

Through a series of workshops, convenings, and small grants – we support grant partners in learning from each other and from outside experts.


Grant partners may apply for funding to support capacity building projects such as:

  • Communications/marketing
  • Evaluation and learning
  • Financial management
  • Staff/board leadership development
  • Strategic planning

Learning Labs / Workshops

Through periodic workshops, Learning Labs provide grant partners with cutting edge information and research related to best practices in nonprofit management and governance.

Capacity Academy

Capacity Academy is a multi-year capacity-building initiative for a cohort of grant partners, which provides grant funding, access to executive coaching, and participation in a learning community. Participation in the Capacity Academy is through a competitive application process and by invitation only.

How to Apply

Before applying for a capacity building grant, you are encouraged to reach out to your program officer to discuss your project. Foundation staff will assist you in the next steps, which include a capacity building organizational assessment tool. Starting in 2019, capacity building grants will be offered twice annually; application due dates will be May 15th and November 15th.



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Denise Herrera

“I’m honored to work alongside our grant partners to build and strengthen their organizational health, while keeping our collective mission in mind.”