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.


You can now access Foundation Directory Essential with a Day Pass!

The supplier for the directory, Candid, allows nonprofits to search the Foundation Directory remotely because of the trusted and long-term partnership with the Area Foundation. Through a day pass, users create an account that allows them to search remotely for a 24-hour period, every 30 days. To access the Foundation Directory remotely, email

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