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Center for Corporate Philanthropy

The Center for Corporate Philanthropy offers efficient, turn-key solutions and resources to help maximize your social impact. With the help of our expertly managed grant-making support services team, your business can easily manage and track charitable giving, engage employees and stay focused on your day-to-day business priorities. 

Why Open a Fund at San Antonio Area Foundation?

Open a Corporate Fund

Easy to Estabilish

Easy to Estabilish

By creating a fund within our existing 501(c)(3) foundation, your business immediately satisfies requirements of the IRS.

Tailored Approach

Tailored Approach

We offer individualized service and strategies to help you carry out your goals and increase your impact on the causes and organizations you care about.

No Hassle

No Hassle

We will handle your day-to-day grant making, track your charitable giving throughout the year, and take care of annual reporting to the IRS.

Taking the Next Step

Funds can be created in as little as one meeting, with a short fund agreement and a single gift. You can focus on your employees, specific organizations, issues or regions, or create a fund with flexible purpose. 

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Our range of funds help you develop the perfect program to align with your company's mission and values.

Impact Stories

Learn how the Area Foundation has progressed towards our goals and community impact.

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Area Foundation Offers Leadership Training For Our Times

Largest & most diverse group in program history tackles leading amid transition & uncertainty SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation, in partnership with HOLT CAT’s exclusive training curriculum, kick off our area’s premiere executive leadership program on June 3. More than two dozen nonprofit agency top bosses have been selected to participate in this year’s…

Study: Scholarship Program Increased College Enrollment & Graduation Rates While Lowering Loan Debt

SAN ANTONIO — A little financial assistance goes a long way toward helping youth realize their college dreams. That’s according to a new study commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation through The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Urban Education Institute examining San Antonio’s most wide-ranging collection of community scholarships offered to college-bound students.  The San…

San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship

New Legacy Scholarship to Assist Students in Bexar and Webb Counties SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation announced a new multimillion-dollar scholarship bequest available to students in Bexar and Webb counties. The newly created program will become one of the largest student scholarships not just in our region but also nationally.  Annually, the…

Major Donation Puts San Antonio On The National Map For Student Scholarship Programs

Opening the path to college for students through new $2 million annual fund SAN ANTONIO — Nothing was going to hold back Alyssa Pacheco from pursuing her lifelong dream of attending a top liberal arts college in the East Coast. Not even the rather astronomical tuition and fees that tend to come with attending one…

Pandemic Potato Donation Helps Feed Hungry Families

By Gavin Nichols SAN ANTONIO — In late 2019, John Galbraith called the San Antonio Area Foundation to propose the idea of providing a truckload of potatoes to food banks in our region. We were in the process of starting to find funders when COVID-19 hit our region and were not able to do anything…

Centro Cultural Aztlán: Keeping Chicanx Traditions Alive

SAN ANTONIO — No surprise that in a city so steeped in Mexican culture, traditional celebrations originating south of the border would have strong and lasting influences here. One omnipresent example is the annual celebration come every beginning of November: Día de los Muertos or also commonly known as Day of the Dead celebration. Yet as…

The Public Theater: Keeping The (Virtual) Doors Open

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — About a year ago with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in our community, Jeff Morden and staff were gearing up for their seventh performance of the year. It was one of The Public Theater of San Antonio’s large-scale musical productions, with a staff of three dozen artists and backstage crew. But…

Making San Antonio Livable No Matter Your Zip Code

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — Jennifer Cook exudes passion and determination. Those are but a couple of the many strengths and values she brings to the San Antonio Area Foundation as our Senior Program Officer overseeing the Livable and Resilient Communities (LRC) impact area as part of our Community Engagement and Impact team.  Jennifer has been…

Help On The Way: Cultural Arts Scene On The Path To Recovery

SAN ANTONIO – Just about a year ago, Mary Heathcott and her team were giddy following another successful First Friday event, hosting hundreds of people strolling gleefully through their art galleries all evening long. Heathcott and staff at Blue Star Contemporary were at the time also knee-deep in planning for “Red Dot Art Sale,” their top annual…

Investing In Our Youth Is Investing In Our Community’s Success

A proud fifth-generation Texan, Gavin Nichols was born and raised and Dallas but he’s proud to call San Antonio home since he has lived here for nearly four decades. Much of that time he spent working in IT for HEB. He sought to shift to the nonprofit sector, joining the Area Foundation’s Community Engagement and Impact…