St. David's Community Grants Applications Open - Feb. 5-March 8


St. David’s Episcopal Church has a long history of – and deep commitment to – helping people in need in the Austin community. As part of these ongoing efforts, St. David’s distributes annual grants of $10,000 to support non-profit organizations that serve those in need and disadvantaged populations in Austin and Travis County.

St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Grants Committee for Community Outreach (GCCO) is accepting grant applications from Feb. 5, 2024, to March 8, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Grant Application Instructions  2024 Grant Application

  • Proposals are due electronically to by 5 p.m. on March 8, 2024.
  • Grants will be awarded September 2024

Funding for the St. David’s Community Grants comes from revenue generated by Next-to-New, St. David’s consignment and resale shop. Since 1959, St. David’s has distributed nearly $3 million in community grant funding.

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The Grants Committee for Community Outreach (GCCO) is a subcommittee of the Vestry of St. David’s Episcopal Church. The GCCO administers the church grant proposal process and makes funding recommendations to the Vestry. The Vestry approves the grant recipients, and the grant funds are awarded each year in the Fall.

Posted by Dianne Hardy-Garcia

Dianne Hardy-Garcia brings with her more than 30 years of experience, including organizing events on the local, state, and national levels. Her deep understanding of mission-driven organizations and social justice campaigns as well as her collaborative spirit will be invaluable to build our Community Engagement and Advocacy areas.

As a social worker, Hardy-Garcia has worked on key issues including LGBTQ+ equal rights, homelessness, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, women's rights, mental health, criminal justice reform, and the abolishment of the death penalty.

Hardy-Garcia earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and English from University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

Hardy-Garcia was born and raised in a devoutly Catholic family in San Antonio, Texas. She lives with her partner of 20 years, Corri Planck, and their two daughters, Raquel and Kristina. In addition to enjoying spending time with family and friends, she is a passionate ceramic artist and gardener who loves to travel. Dianne joined the St. David's staff July 5, 2023.

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