RECOVERY FUND FOR THE ARTS Recognizing the centrality of the arts to our collective recovery from the economic, cultural, and social impact of the pandemic.

Funding Purpose

The San Antonio Area Foundation recognizes the centrality of the arts to our collective recovery from the economic, cultural and social impact of the pandemic. The Recovery Fund for the Arts was established to support arts and culture organizations who, through continued engagement with our communities, are shaping the post-COVID future for the cultural sector.  

Our region is shaped by dynamic cultural legacies, and arts remain the heart of our city — preserving our history, inspiring lifelong learning and creativity, and driving our economy. Art and cultural organizations continue to face challenges resulting from the pandemic and related shift in programming and revenue models, and the Recovery Fund for the Arts invests in sustainable recovery strategies through general operating grants. 

The Recovery Fund for the Arts prioritizes organizations who have a strong vision for moving forward into recovery and are: 

  • Centered in and for communities most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic impact. 
  • And/or whose revenue has been severely impacted due to public health protocols. 

Organizations with FY20 operating budgets less than $75,000 will submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online Grant Center and will not complete an application form at this time. Please visit this page to learn more about the process for submitting an LOI. 

The Recovery Fund for the Arts is made possible by  

Brown Foundation 
Howard and Betty Halff Fund, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation 
Lady Ray Romano Charitable Fund, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation 
Lila R. Brehm Advised Fund, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation 
Mary Quandt 
Michael and Mary Pat Bolner Foundation, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation 
Semmes Foundation Fund, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation 

Mural by Lead Artist Alex Rubio
Mural by Lead Artist Alex Rubio, with youth artists from the MOSAIC Studio at Blue Star Contemporary, through a collaboration by San Anto Cultural Arts and Blue Star Contemporary

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Stephanie LaFroscia

Stephanie LaFroscia

Senior Program Officer