A message from the CEO

An Update from Marjie French

October 8, 2021 Comments Off on An Update from Marjie French

Dear friends, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. I am delighted to share some updates about the San Antonio Area Foundation’s significant impact in our city. At the Area Foundation, we’re proud to lead by example. We gather partners with common passions and pool our resources to change lives. Here are a…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Growth

April 17, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Response Fund Growth
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Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, We are so pleased to share the COVID-19 Response Fund has now reached $5 million in donations! A $500,000 challenge grant from renowned philanthropist Harvey Najim was matched by the John L. Santikos Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, increasing the fund by $1 million dollars. Harvey…

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In Response to COVID-19

April 9, 2020 Comments Off on In Response to COVID-19
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Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As we continue to chart a course through uncertain times, I have been humbled and overwhelmed by you – our community – your generosity, your compassion and your dedication. Please know that the Area Foundation is in this together with you. I am pleased to share these updates…

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COVID-19 Grants and Updates

March 21, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Grants and Updates
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are indeed in challenging times as we work to flatten the spread of the virus, and keep our community safe. In the span of days, we have announced important initiatives to address not only the immediate needs of our community, but the long-term recovery that will be needed. The COVID-19…

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Preparing for COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on Preparing for COVID-19
Community Info Session

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you are well aware there is much happening across the globe as communities prepare for the impact of the coronavirus. San Antonio is no exception as the Mayor declared a local public health emergency. As a result, Patricia Mejia and the Community Engagement and Impact team (CEI) have been monitoring…

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2019 Year in Review

March 6, 2020 Comments Off on 2019 Year in Review
2019 Live To Ride

Dear Friends, What an amazing year it has been for the Area Foundation! We ended strong in 2019 thanks to your dedication and commitment to the success of this organization. Thank you for welcoming me to the team and walking alongside me as I learned the ropes of the Area Foundation. I appreciate the gains…

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It’s Time for Annual Responsive Grants!

February 18, 2020 Comments Off on It’s Time for Annual Responsive Grants!
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, It’s time for annual responsive grants! We are preparing for the first of two competitive funding cycles in the annual responsive grants program. The first cycle will provide funding to nonprofits related to our two new areas of impact – Youth Success and Cultural Vibrancy. Several information sessions have been planned for nonprofits to learn about the process,…

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Get Your San Antonio Area Foundation Fiesta Medal

February 4, 2020 Comments Off on Get Your San Antonio Area Foundation Fiesta Medal
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Dear Friends, From our new Fiesta medals to our community outreach, there’s much to share in this edition. Enjoy. Exciting News! Fiesta Medal Coming Soon We are so excited to offer Area Foundation Fiesta medals this year! The medal, pictured here, is scheduled to arrive in March and will be a fun opportunity to share…

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