Program areas at St David's Foundation Community Fund
Surgery centers - the Community Fund controls medical facilities in central Texas in accordance with the Community benefit standard.
Agingwell - Community Fund created agingwell to address the growing needs of the aging population with a mission of bringing together individuals and Community partners to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. An active Community group that supports central Texas organizations assisting older adults and their caregivers with the challenges of aging issues, agingwell provides resources, support and events that embrace volunteerism, education, and philanthropy (see schedule o).increasing access to aging-related resources in central Texas is a priority of the Community Fund. Through strategic grantmaking, the Community Fund seeks to increase support for older adults to live safely and independently in their own Community. As a program of Community Fund, agingwell is committed to strategically aligning these efforts in addition to serving as a resource for the aging Community in central Texas.
Scholarships - the St. David's neal kocurek scholarship is the largest healthcare scholarship program in the state of Texas. Created in honor of St. David's Foundation's late president and ceo, w. neal kocurek, ph.d., this distinguished scholarship program carries on his vision for a more equitable central Texas. High school seniors from bastrop, caldwell, hays, travis, and williamson counties who want to pursue careers in healthcare and plan to attend college in Texas are eligible to apply for up to $60,000 in financial aid over the course of their higher education (see schedule o).if selected for the scholarship, the student will receive up to $7,500 per year for up to four years of undergraduate studies at Texas colleges and universities and up to four years of graduate studies and/or medical school, and up to $4,000 a year at Texas Community colleges. In addition to this funding, neal kocurek scholars have access to a range of emotional and educational supports, including free mental health counseling, tutoring options, professional mentorship, and a close-knit Community of peers.we have awarded 704 neal kocurek scholarships since the program's inception in 2005, and 41 were awarded in 2022. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic merit as well as financial need.
During 2022, the Community Fund made nonrecurring grants to provide emergency assistance and graduation support.