About Us We help people make meaningful gifts to improve the quality of life today and for generations to come.

We are San Antonio's community foundation.

We provide a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to givingso your gifts impact the community, forever. We contribute to the community through grants and scholarships. We help nonprofits further and strengthen their mission, and we provide leadership for key community issues. We're in the business of building community.

What is a Community Foundation?

We offer benefits to help you create a philanthropic legacy

Since 1964, the Area Foundation has distributed millions in grants and scholarships to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Antonio.

Local expertise

Personalized service

Community leadership

Helping you give with impact

The San Antonio Area Foundation is confirmed in compliance with U.S. standards for community foundations.

Establish a Fund

Give to an Existing Fund

Make a Tribute Gift

Leave a Lasting Legacy

By the numbers:

$M
distributed in grants and scholarships in 2019
SINCE 1964 OVER
$M
distributed to our community
utilize the space at the Wells Center each year
OVER
$M
awarded in scholarships to 1,200 students

Community Impact

We are a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by coordinating resources to create positive change.

The San Antonio Area Foundation brings people and organizations together to address key community issues. In addition to honoring our fundholders’ individual wishes, we offer leadership, funding and support in key areas throughout our community.

Building community

We invest in a better future for San Antonio in a variety of ways:
  • We help nonprofits fulfill their mission through grant funding.
  • We offer training and other resources beyond funding that support nonprofits and their staff.
  • We help students achieve their educational dreams through scholarships.
  • We invest in key issue-specific areas through our community initiatives.
  • We engage diverse populations through our community outreach funds to address community needs through charitable giving.
  • We strive to measure the impact of our grantmaking to realize our mission of helping donors achieve their charitable goals for the greater benefit of the community.
  • We share our expertise with donors and nonprofits with our research and reports.

What Legacy Will You Leave?