How We Support Nonprofits You are focused on your mission to improve our community. We support, strengthen and sustain your mission in a variety of ways.

The San Antonio Area Foundation supports nonprofit through grants, strengthens nonprofits through a variety of capacity building services and sustains organizations with financial tools.

Supporting Nonprofits

We use trust-based philanthropy principles to make grants from our funds with help from our donors, to nonprofit organizations in Bexar County and the following surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson.

Strengthening Nonprofits

We know that strong nonprofit organizations have a positive and powerful impact on our community. To strengthen organizations and staff, we offer:

Sustaining Nonprofits

We sustain organizations by providing specialized financial services, as well as executive and board training programs.

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Resource Info Sessions

To learn more about the programs and resources the Area Foundation offers for nonprofits, attend one of our Resource Information Sessions.  You’ll learn about and our agency funds, training and professional development for nonprofits, our membership program and our library.


As a Candid partner, the Area Foundation is a member of a global network of more than 400 libraries, community foundations, and other resource centers that, for more than 50 years, have been bringing vital funding data and knowledge to the nonprofit community.  This includes access to the Foundation Directory Online, a powerful search tool, that has information on over 240,000 U.S. Foundations.  Nonprofits can visit our library to search the Directory for access to information about grantmakers and the grant they’ve made.

Membership Program

Join the San Antonio Area Foundation’s Nonprofit Membership Program to enjoy exclusive benefits that will enhance your mission.

Use Our Meeting Space

We offer 8,000 square feet to the community with a range of meeting rooms for 8 to 120 people.

Resource Library

Our library features over 200 volumes on nonprofit topics and free access to the Foundation Directory.

Events Calendar