Supporting the Hill Country

See how we’re helping local organizations.

As the largest philanthropic entity in the region with a unique mission and vision to improve health and wellness, Create Healthy supports local organizations committed to improving lives in the Hill Country. Designed with input of civic and community leaders, Create Healthy supports forward-thinking initiatives while also sponsoring local events and making one-time gifts of support to organizations that align with our mission to invest in Hill Country health and wellness programs.

Total Contributions

Community Donations


Event  Sponsorships


Academic Scholarships




Community Donations

Fuel to the Fire Matching Donation Campaign
$25,000 per organization, $250,000 total

Create Healthy will match up to $25,000 in donations, from October 1 through December 31, 2023 for: The Grace Center of Fredericksburg, Hill Country Community Needs Council, Hill Country University Center, Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg, Boys & Girls Club of Comfort, The Good Samaritan Center, The Golden Hub Community Center, Fredericksburg I.S.D. Education Foundation, Central Texas Food Bank, and the Community Resource Centers of Texas, Inc.

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Bethany Preschool

Create Healthy has donated $500,000 to Bethany Preschool to support its capital campaign to expand and renovate the preschool so it can nearly double its care capacity.

Bethany Preschool provides childcare and early childhood education programs for children from 18 months to 5 years old, as well as after-school and summer programs for school-age children (5-12 years old). Read more about the project here.

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Little Hearts


Create Healthy donated $500,000 to the Little Hearts Child Development Center Capital Campaign to build a new early childhood care center for children up to three years old.

Once completed, Little Hearts will be able to care for 74 children. The goal is to prioritize care for young children from families with low incomes and those who have experienced trauma. The childcare facility will be staffed by licensed and trauma-informed caregivers. The new childcare center will be on the grounds of the Hill Country Community Needs Council.

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The Texas Wine Auction | Wellness Uncorked Program

Through the dedicated efforts of the Wellness Uncorked program by the Texas Wine Auction, a remarkable initiative has been put into action. With significant community investments including a $75,000 grant from Create Healthy, the Wellness Uncorked program allows for the provision of cost-free health assessments targeting hospitality personnel, along with a 6-month membership to the Stevens Wellness Center, complete with both pre- and post-assessments to track alterations in key biometrics like blood pressure and resting heart rate.

Over the course of these 6 months, participants will also gain access to valuable health education resources at no cost. This transformative program exemplifies the Texas Wine Auction’s commitment to fostering health and vitality among hardworking hospitality employees within our community.

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Hill Country United Soccer | Fredericksburg Friends of the Fields

Create Healthy has donated to the campaign funding the construction of the Fredericksburg soccer complex. Hill Country United Soccer and Fredericksburg Friends of the Fields expect the project to be completed and ready for use by Fall 2024. The new complex will include 13 soccer fields, a playground, a concession stand, restrooms, and a covered pavilion.


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Fredericksburg ISD Athletics

A $17,000 gift to the Billie Boosters celebrates the Fredericksburg High School student athletes with purchase of custom game-day equipment and will support the athletes and community at the football team’s upcoming game against Wimberley High School Sept. 15.

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Fredericksburg ISD

As part of its back-to-school initiative, Fredericksburg Independent School District teachers have developed a list of classroom and enrichment supplies needed to enhance their instruction. Funding from Create Healthy will support educators, particularly in the health sciences, so they can secure the items needed to help deliver a successful year to students at FISD.

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Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg is having their 12th Annual Golf Tournament of which Create Healthy will be an event sponsor at $5,000. In addition, CH will contribute $10,000 to the face-to-face program – those dollars will be matched by the Dian Graves Owen Foundation.

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The Grace Center

The Grace Center is a newly opened facility in Fredericksburg serving those who have been impacted by domestic violence. CH will be the Diamond Stud Sponsor of their 2nd annual fundraiser.

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Needs Council Food For Kids Program

A $20,000 gift to the Needs Council supports its ongoing Food 4 Kids Program providing ready-to-eat, nutritious snacks on weekends for children identified as under-nourished.

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Junior Golf Foundation of Fredericksburg

The Junior Golf Foundation of Fredericksburg is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit tax-exempt volunteer organization which works to support and teach the game of golf to juniors in the Fredericksburg, Texas area. The Foundation removed cost barriers for all juniors. Currently, 1,200 students in Fredericksburg are benefitting from the program. A legacy give from HCM, Create Healthy will be a tee box supporter.

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Harper Community Park Association

Create Healthy sponsored the Junior Bull Riding Event at the Harper Community Park Association’s 59th Annual Frontier Days Rodeo. The Harper Community Park Association is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that aims to provide a safe and welcoming recreational space for the local community. It was established in 1995 with the goal of creating a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to enjoy outdoor activities and events.

Academic Scholarships

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Hill Country University Center

Create Healthy donated $50,000 to the Hill Country University Center Scholarship Fund. The fund supports students needing financial assistance to attend classes offered by Central Texas College and Texas Tech University in Fredericksburg.

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Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association


Create Healthy donated $50,000 to the Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association Scholarship Fund supporting students from Gillespie County who are pursuing higher education opportunities.

Create Healthy donates over $200,000 to Hill Country scholarship programs

May 2024 Scholarship Donations

Create Healthy announced more than $220,000 in scholarship donations for seven local non-profit organizations supporting the educational needs of Hill Country students.
FHS Academic Boosters: $86,200

Fredericksburg Noon Rotary: $18,000

Harper PTO: $18,300

Mason ISD Scholarship Foundation: $16,500
Johnson City Community Education Foundation: $17,100
Llano ISD Educational Foundation: $37,200

Comfort Pass It On Scholarship Fund: $27,000

Grant Funding

Grants Awarded
Total Grant Funding

Fredericksburg Independent School District

May 13, 2024 | $55,000

Grant funds for FISD to hire a licensed vocational nurse to cover all FISD campuses for the 2024-2025 school year.

Fredericksburg Independent School District Education Foundation

May 14, 2024 | $26,616

Grant funds the purchase of new playground equipment for Stonewall Elementary students.

The Good Samaritan Center

May 14, 2024 | $45,000

Grant funds will support the Good Samaritan Center’s bilingual counseling service.

The Good Samaritan Center

May 22, 2024 | $45,000

Grant funds will support specialty care services for the Good Samaritan Center’s patients.

Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes

June 10, 2024 | $30,000

Grant funds will support the organization‘s Llano Club Summer Program.

Little Hearts Child Development Center

June 10, 2024 | $90,000

Grant funds will support operations at the Little Hearts Child Development Center.

NAMI Texas – NAMI Greater Fredericksburg in Gillespie County

June 10, 2024 | $11,801

Grant funds will support NAMI Texas‘ work to provide mental health resources for Hill Country communities.

Texas Wine Auction – Wellness Uncorked Program

June 10, 2024 | $150,000

Grant funds will support the Texas Wine Auction’s Wellness Uncorked Program, which promotes mental health for hospitality, service, and retail industry workers through free counseling, educational seminars, and health fairs.

St. Mary’s Catholic School

June 11, 2024 | $75,000

Grant funds will support playground improvements at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Fredericksburg to ensure children have a safe and fun place to play and stay active.

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