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2019 Grant Announcement

The WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) is seeking to award grants in local WellMed markets. The WellMed Charitable Foundation supports older persons (age 60+) and their family caregivers as a primary focus of our mission. For this grant cycle, our primary focus is on senior food insecurity, but we will accept applications related to social determinants of health. The WCF intends to award one or more grants in each of the following areas:

Market 2019 Grant Proposal
Austin  $                                10,000
RGV  $                                10,000
Corpus  $                                10,000
DFW  $                                20,000
El Paso  $                                10,000
San Antonio  $                                20,000
Ft. Myers  $                                  5,000
Miami  $                                10,000
Orlando  $                                10,000
Tampa  $                                20,000
Treasure Coast  $                                10,000
Jacksonville  $                                  5,000

Organizations wishing to submit a proposal must submit their applications using the grant application system that is found on our website:

The deadline for grant proposals is December 20, 2019. WCF awards are based on the quality of the proposals; therefore, the Foundation Board of Directors may elect not to award a grant or to award more than one grant in any given area. Grant agreements will be finalized by January 31, 2020. Please direct any questions to

Click Here for Form:  WCF Budget Form


About Grant Process and Eligibility

The WellMed Charitable Foundation provides grant funding to non-profit agencies that serve older adults and/or family caregivers of older adults in the following areas:


  • San Antonio Area (Includes Bexar, Comal, Atascosa, Wilson, Guadalupe, Kendall Counties)
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley (Includes Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo Counties)
  • Corpus Christi (Nueces County)
  • El Paso
  • Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex
  • Austin Area


  • South Florida (Miami)
  • Tampa Area
  • Treasure Coast
  • Orlando

We accept grant applications on an annual basis. The application period is posted on our website, and information will be sent out to agency representatives who have registered for our newsletter when the grant solicitation is open. Agencies may apply by completing the online application and submitting it to Average grant size for the WellMed Charitable Foundation ranges from $10,000 to $20,000. Grantees are required to provide a final report on the grant project and use of grant funds.

The 2018 grant period for the WellMed Charitable Foundation has closed. Please check back in early 2019 for information about the 2019 grant period, or click here to sign up to be notified of future grant activity. For more information, please contact Debbie Billa, Grants Manager, at

Annual Reporting Template


Current Grantees

The Board of Directors and staff of the WellMed Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the award of 10th Anniversary grants to the following organizations:

WCF Awards $407,872 in Grant Funding to 11 Markets

The Board of Directors and staff of the WellMed Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce $307,872 in funding for the WCF 2018 competitive grant process, and an additional $100,000 in hurricane recovery funding in select markets.

2018 Competitive Grant Process Grantees

The following grantees submitted successful grant applications during the 2018 competitive grant period. The applications were evaluated by Foundation staff and other WellMed staff who volunteered to be part of the selection process. The grantees in selected markets were:

Austin, Texas
Alzheimer’s Texas
Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas
City of Corpus Christi Senior Services

El Paso, Texas
Rescue Mission of El Paso
Texas Ramp Project El Paso

Fort Worth, Texas
Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas

Dallas, Texas
Metrocrest Services, Inc.

Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Texas Ramp Project – McAllen Project

San Antonio, Texas

Project MEND
San Antonio Food Bank
Alzheimer’s Association of San Antonio and South Texas
Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place
Catholic Charities of San Antonio
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Treasure Coast, Florida
Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc.

South Florida
Alliance for Aging

Tampa, Florida
Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance

Orlando, Florida

Share The Care, Inc.

Orlando, Florida

Share The Care, Inc.

The Foundation received many wonderful proposals, which made the selection difficult. Thank you to the many worthy organizations who submitted a proposal and a special thank you to the WellMed staff who helped to evaluate the proposals:

Austin Megan Robbins
RGV Hector Leal
Corpus Joanne Garcia
DFW Yvette Guajardo
Tuesdi Hill
El Paso April Sanchez
San Antonio Mary Halvorsen
Miami Becky Capogreco
Orlando Tina Krenn
Tampa Gina Filali
Treasure Coast Tracy Coggins

Thank you for your help in evaluating the proposals!

Hurricane Recovery Grants

An additional $100,000 in hurricane recovery funds was awarded to five organizations in Texas and Florida to assist with ongoing hurricane recovery efforts. The organizations were:

Corpus Christi, Texas
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend
Rebuilding Together

Northeast Florida Area Agency on Aging (Jacksonville)
Alliance for Aging (South Florida)

For further information, please contact Debbie Billa, Grants Manager,

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