Investing in Key Issue Areas

The San Antonio Area Foundation provides leadership, funding and collaboration in a targeted effort to improve quality of life through our four community initiatives.


Animal No-Kill Initiative

The Area Foundation is improving the lives of people and pets through the Animal No-Kill Initiative. Prior to 2006, San Antonio had the third highest euthanasia rate of pets per capita in the country, with 50,000 animals euthanized annually.  In 2007, a bold effort was launched for San Antonio to become a No-Kill city for dogs and cats. The live release rate has since increased from 11 percent in 2006 to 90 percent in 2016.

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High School Completion Initiative

The Area Foundation is helping to increase graduation rates through our High School Completion Initiative. Since 2011, $2.8 million has been awarded to nonprofits that provide out-of-school time programs to Bexar County students in third through ninth grades.

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College Success Initiative

Our College Success Initiative aims to support our scholarship recipients, specifically first generation or low-income students, in completing their college education. 

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Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) Initiative

SALSA is the Area Foundation's newest initiative to create a community where seniors thrive and are prized as vital citizens.

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Strengthening Nonprofits Initiative

The Area Foundation is strengthening local nonprofit staff by providing funding for training and development. Since 2011, $2.8 million has been awarded to help build the capacity of nonprofits in areas such as leadership training, staff development, strategic planning, technology resources and more.

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San Antonio, TX 78215

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