Month: March 2020

San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Award First Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund

March 25, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Award First Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund
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First wave of funding awarded to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable; new fund partners added to increase fund to over $2.8M. Rose Gatica, a resident at one of Merced Housing’s local affordable housing communities that includes social services supports, is relying on the nonprofit’s care during this difficult time. Rosa shared, “Miss DeeAnn [Merced Housing’s…

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COVID-19 Grants and Updates

March 21, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Grants and Updates
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are indeed in challenging times as we work to flatten the spread of the virus, and keep our community safe. In the span of days, we have announced important initiatives to address not only the immediate needs of our community, but the long-term recovery that will be needed. The COVID-19…

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San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Unveil COVID-19 Response Fund

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Unveil COVID-19 Response Fund
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Fundraising efforts continue as over $2.7 million is already secured to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable. The city’s nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. To support their efforts, the San Antonio Area Foundation has teamed up with John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, United Way of San Antonio and…

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Area Foundation Offices Closed, Staff Remain Available for Needs

March 13, 2020 Comments Off on Area Foundation Offices Closed, Staff Remain Available for Needs
San Antonio Area Foundation building

Safety and security of the community drives the decision to close offices and Wells Center to the general public; slowing the spread of the coronavirus paramount to decision. In light of the current CDC and Texas public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the Area Foundation has asked its employees to conduct day-to-day work activities from home. However, staff remain…

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Preparing for COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on Preparing for COVID-19
Community Info Session

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you are well aware there is much happening across the globe as communities prepare for the impact of the coronavirus. San Antonio is no exception as the Mayor declared a local public health emergency. As a result, Patricia Mejia and the Community Engagement and Impact team (CEI) have been monitoring…

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Gift to Hospital Saving Lives

March 6, 2020 Comments Off on Gift to Hospital Saving Lives
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Trauma Center within Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is Devoted to Children’s Needs It can happen in an instant. One minute your toddler is playing in the yard, the next you are rushing to the emergency room, hoping your child will receive the immediate quality care needed.  That was the case for one 2-year-old, except…

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2019 Year in Review

March 6, 2020 Comments Off on 2019 Year in Review
2019 Live To Ride

Dear Friends, What an amazing year it has been for the Area Foundation! We ended strong in 2019 thanks to your dedication and commitment to the success of this organization. Thank you for welcoming me to the team and walking alongside me as I learned the ropes of the Area Foundation. I appreciate the gains…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces 2020 Giving Areas and Deadlines for Grants

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation Announces 2020 Giving Areas and Deadlines for Grants
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Culture, affordable housing, needs of youth and aging in the spotlight for 2020 giving; community experts invited to serve on grantmaking committees. Livable communities, culture and the arts, successful aging and youth education are the four impact areas that the San Antonio Area Foundation will focus its grantmaking for 2020 and beyond. Non-profit organizations addressing needs…

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