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"Advancing health equity through investment and action across Central Texas"

Fayette Community Foundation has partnered with St. David’s Foundation to advance health equity through investment and action in our shared rural service area in Central Texas. Advancing health equity includes building and strengthening the capacity of our rural communities and equipping them with tools and resources to promote health and well-being across the lifespan. 

 

The Rural Community Health Fund is designed to invest in the people and places of rural central Texas. The ultimate goal is to uplift vulnerable and marginalized rural communities, nurturing the capacity needed to create conditions where all residents can thrive and achieve wellness. 

 

This fund is driven by a desire and commitment to collectively address the enduring impacts of trauma resulting from historic and systemic racism, poverty, and inequitable access to opportunities based on identity and location. It focuses on supporting those facing the greatest barriers to health and well-being.

Fayette Community Foundation has partnered with St. David’s Foundation to advance health equity through investment and action in our shared rural service area in Central Texas. Advancing health equity includes building and strengthening the capacity of our rural communities and equipping them with tools and resources to promote health and well-being across the lifespan. 

 

The Rural Community Health Fund is designed to invest in the people and places of rural central Texas. The ultimate goal is to uplift vulnerable and marginalized rural communities, nurturing the capacity needed to create conditions where all residents can thrive and achieve wellness. 

 

This fund is driven by a desire and commitment to collectively address the enduring impacts of trauma resulting from historic and systemic racism, poverty, and inequitable access to opportunities based on identity and location. It focuses on supporting those facing the greatest barriers to health and well-being.

About the Fund

APPLICATION IS OPEN

Sumai Lokumbe

Bastrop County 

Dr. Deirdre Williams

Caldwell County

Nakevia Miller

E. Williamson County

Pastor Darius D. Todd

Hays County

David M. Porter III

Member at Large

Pastor Darius D. Todd
Hays County

David M. Porter III
Member at Large

Sumai Lokumbe
Bastrop County

Dr. Deirdre Williams

Caldwell County

Nakevia Miller
E. Williamson County

The Advisory Council

A critical piece to the success of the fund was to recruit a rural advisory council that will guide and steward the investment. We have connected and convened a powerhouse team representing the population of which this Fund will serve.

Funding Priorities

  • Engage & Empower Residents

  • Build Community Leadership Capacity 

  • Strategic Innovations for Rural Communities

  • Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building or New Nonprofit Formation

  • Participatory Grantmaking Fund for Resident-Led Networks

Service Area

Applicants for funding from the Rural Community Health Fund must be located (physical address) in one of these four non-metro counties (see blue shaded counties on map on previous page) OR provide programming, services, or supports to residents in at least one of the non-metro counties

 

*East Williamson includes Taylor, Thrall, Coupland, Bartlett, and Granger.

Grant Guidelines

Fund Information

FAQ  & Key Concepts

Application Opens
March 1, 2024

The application process for the Fayette Community Foundation is accessible through our online grant portal. Grant applications will only be accepted online, paper based applications will no longer be accepted.

 

If you have any trouble logging in or creating an account please contact Jamie Lee Manning at jlmanning@faycofoundation.com.

Office Hours will be every Monday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

To sign up, please email jlmanning@faycofoundation.com to request a time.

Office Hours

Application Workshops

Hays County

March 7, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Location: San Marcos Public Library

E. Williamson County

March 7, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Bastrop County

March 6, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Smithville Recreation Center 

Caldwell County

March 6, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Location: First Baptist Church

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