Annual Responsive Grants
Annual responsive grants are awarded in two grant cycles on an annual basis in the areas of: animal services, arts and culture, children and youth, community-at-large, medicine and healthcare, and seniors.
Those eligible to submit applications include nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, churches or governmental bodies that serve Bexar and the following surrounding counties: Frio, Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Comal, Blanco, Kendall, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera and Medina.
You must select which cycle you will submit your application in for the Annual Responsive Grant process. Download our grants opportunities flyer for more details. If you submit your application in cycle one and your application is approved or denied, you cannot submit an application in cycle two. Whether you are approved or denied for an Annual Responsive grant, you are eligible to apply for any and all of the following grants processes: Biomedical Research, Capital/Naming Rights, Disaster Relief, High School Completion, Special and Urgent Needs and/or Strengthening Nonprofits.
The application process for cycle one opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 with a deadline of Friday, February, 10, 2017 at midnight. For more details on the application process, please download this PPT presentation.
Children and Youth
Programs that enable children and families to lead safe and productive lives.
Medicine and Healthcare
Programs that promote healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on reducing obesity and diabetes, are preventative in nature or educate the community in prevention, and/or increase access to comprehensive healthcare, including dental, vision and mental services.
The application process for cycle one closed on July 15, 2016. It will reopen in June 2017. 2016 funding will be announced November 30, 2016.
Programs that improve the health and wellness of animals, educate our community about animal care and/or provide spay/neuter and/or adoption services.
Arts and Culture
Programs that promote accessibility to the arts, encourage broad participation from all parts of our community and/or provide arts education and outreach.
Programs that improve the safety and welfare of vulnerable and under-served populations, increase chances for individual/family success and self-sufficiency.
Programs that enhance the quality of life for seniors.