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Thank you, St. David’s Foundation!

St. David’s Foundation, one of the largest health foundations in the country, approved $75.9 million in grant investments back into the Central Texas community in 2023. These grants reflect the Foundation’s commitment to advancing health equity in Central Texas through investment and action. St. David’s Foundation awarded $827,149 to Hospice Austin, which includes $538,691 in support of our Hospice Access for All Program for patients with little or no insurance, $280,020 for the GIFT Project (Giving Instructions for Tomorrow) an initiative to educate the community about advance care planning, and $8,438 to support funding for a feasibility study for Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

Last year, Hospice Austin provided more than $1.8 million in care to patients with limited or no insurance. The GIFT Project also had a successful year of outreach to our target communities—seniors, rural residents, people of color, and low-income populations. The GIFT Project team presented educational sessions at Foundation Communities, city-run housing sites, senior centers and churches. In the words of one participant: “I’ve been through a lot of death in the last few years, so this was very emotional for me, but I am grateful for the information.”

“We close out the last year reflecting on the vital work of organizations working to address the ongoing health disparities across Central Texas,” said Dr. Edward Burger, President and CEO of St. David’s Foundation. “These investments reflect our commitment to removing barriers to better living today and changing systems and conditions to improve outcomes for a healthier community tomorrow.”

Thank you, St. David’s Foundation, we appreciate your care for Central Texans!



Melinda Marble
Communications Coordinator

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