Celebrating 60 Years as YOUR most impactful and trusted philanthropic partner.

Over $800 Million in Impactful Grants and Scholarships

Transformative Community Engagement for the Past 60 Years.

Addressing Social Challenges Through Diverse Initiatives

Pioneering Philanthropy for the Past 60 Years.

Tailored Solutions for Managing Charitable Funds For Individuals and Organizations

The Most Trusted Philanthropic Partner in San Antonio and South Central Texas

The Most Trusted Philanthropic Partner in San Antonio and South Central Texas

Our History

San Antonio Area Foundation Through The Years

2023 - Present

Your Achievements

We Owe Our Success to You

Over the last 60 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has become the epicenter of philanthropy in our region. We’ve done this by guiding investments that help our neighbors most in need. The objective is to ensure we all have the same opportunity to reach our goals no matter what zip code we call home.

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist!

All it takes is wanting to give back to your community


Total Managed Assets


Total Grants and Scholarships Awarded


Total Grants Awarded in 2023


Total Charitable Funds

Share Your Story

Help us celebrate 60 incredible years of impact by sharing YOUR story with us! Thousands of people have seen their lives and chances of success improve through the support of The Area Foundation. Whether you’ve been a part of our journey, contributed to our impact funds, received support, or witnessed positive changes in your community, we want to hear from YOU!
Share Your Story

What We Do

Your Vision, Our Action: Amplifying Impact Across Our Community

Immediate Impact

Enrich Your Community Today.

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Legacy Impact

Leave Your Mark.

You have big dreams for your community. We have the infrastructure. Let’s collaborate.

Legacy Impact

Foundational Values You Can Count On

Excellence, Passion, Integrity & Community (EPIC) compose our Fundamental Existence.


We invest in continuous learning and personal development. We exceed expectations in service to others. We do our best. We do it right. We do it now.


We work with humility, energy, and joy. We explore and embrace new ideas. We value and celebrate one another.


We are honest, trustworthy, and transparent. We honor our donor’s wishes. We are accountable for everything we do.


We collaborate to serve and build community. We invest to create positive change. We practice inclusion and diversity.

No gift is too small or too complex.

You have come to us with dreams for your community and financial goals of your own. You have challenged us to expand what gifts we accept and how they are made. Thank you for fueling our growth to make philanthropy more inclusive and accessible to like-minded advocates like you. The best part? You’ve done good for the community and your wallet.
No gift is too small or too complex.

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