AUSTIN –A dozen Central Texas non-profits will receive almost half a million dollars in grants following funding cuts from United Way for Greater Austin.
In July, nearly two dozen Austin non-profits found out they'd be losing thousands of dollars worth of funding. Some agencies such as family based Lifeworks only saw reductions, while others lost all United Way funds.
Now, the St. David’s Foundation is stepping in to help, providing funds for agencies that span aging and eldercare services, mental health services, healthcare career training programs, and general health and dental care programs.
“St. David’s Foundation constantly monitors the health and wellness of the agencies we support, and we're glad to step in and address this shortfall in funding,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation Earl Maxwell.
See the agencies and the amounts they will receive from St. David's Foundation below.
Agency – Amount – Program:
Austin Groups for the Elderly - $7,500 - Adult Day Health Centers
The Care Communities - $5,000 - Case Management and Care Team Programs
Family Eldercare - $54,000 - In-home care, services coordination, guardianship, and money management programs
Meals on Wheels and More - $56,500 - Specialized and healthy meals program
Williamson & Burnet County Opportunities - $30,000 - Senior nutrition programs
Capital IDEA - $100,000 - Long-term career training program
LifeWorks - $55,000 - Resolution counseling
SafePlace - $12,000 - Phone counseling
AIDS Services of Austin - $43,415 - Dental services
Manos de Cristo - $40,000 - Dental services
People’s Community Clinic - $27,000 - Disease management services
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic - $15,500 - Disease management services