IMPORTANT: By direction of Mayor Ron Nirenberg and in partnership with SAWS, the Area Foundation has set up a charitable fund, the Community Pipe Repair Program Fund (“CPR Fund”), to assist low-income households with plumbing repairs resulting from the recent snowstorm and freezing temperatures.
We provide a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving—so 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.
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.
Helping you give with impact
The San Antonio Area Foundation is confirmed in compliance with U.S. standards for community foundations.
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Leave a Lasting Legacy
By the numbers:
distributed in grants and scholarships in 2019
SINCE 1964 OVER
distributed to our community
utilize the space at the Wells Center each year
awarded in scholarships to 1,200 students
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.
We invest in a better future for San Antonio in a variety of ways: