Dozens of nonprofit organizations from around Central Texas will receive grants from the St. David’s Foundation to support programs ranging from childhood resilience to health care services to providing access to healthy food. The foundation announced $29.9 million in grant funding to local health care nonprofits Wednesday morning at an event held at the United Way for Greater Austin.
The foundation, which reinvests proceeds from St. David’s Healthcare, provides $70 million in funding annually in the five-county area around Austin, according to its website.
Eleven health care nonprofits received more than $8 million in funding from the foundation for programs related to childhood resilience. According to Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child, some children encounter adversity at a young age, but others do not, and the “single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult.”
Local nonprofits to receive grants for childhood resilience include The Safe Alliance, Any Baby Can, Austin Child Guidance Center and Austin Recovery.
In all, 37 local health nonprofit organizations received $29.9 million in total funding from the St. David’s Foundation.