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Area Foundation & City of San Antonio Team Up to Help Winter Freeze Victims

February 24, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation & City of San Antonio Team Up to Help Winter Freeze Victims
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Charitable Fund and Relief Program Target City’s Most Vulnerable Residents The country’s seventh-largest city was hit hard by last week’s severe winter storm, heavy snow, and freezing temperatures. Snow and ice unfortunately led to countless frozen pipes and water damage, and families are now struggling to pay for critical plumbing repairs.  Even though the city’s…

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Study: Local nonprofit organizations contribute $6 billion to local economy

December 9, 2020 Comments Off on Study: Local nonprofit organizations contribute $6 billion to local economy
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First-of-its-kind industry report was commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation in collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and other key partners COVID-19 has delivered a one-two punch to the city’s nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits that serve the community are simultaneously being called on to drastically increase help for the people they serve, as…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Four New Board Members

November 20, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Four New Board Members
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The San Antonio Area Foundation announces the appointment of four new members to the board of directors. Joining the board of directors are Michael J. Bolner, Barbara “Barbie” O’Connor, Gurpaul Singh and Suzanne Wade. “Our four newest board member each bring unique and strategic strengths to the Area Foundation,” said Marjie M. French, chief executive…

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San Antonio Area Foundation releases free 60-page guide for caregivers of older adults

September 3, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation releases free 60-page guide for caregivers of older adults
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“A Caregiver’s Toolkit” offers tips, local resources to help manage challenges of providing care for a loved one If you help an older adult with things like picking up groceries, driving to doctor appointments, paying bills or even getting dressed, you are a caregiver. Family caregiving impacts the physical and mental health, finances, career and…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion

August 25, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion
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San Antonio non-profit organizations helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received $13.4 million in the last five months, thanks to the generosity of donors working with the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Area Foundation has helped numerous charitable organizations, foundations and individual donors offer a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting…

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San Antonio Area Foundation awards $3.4 million in scholarships to 659 San Antonio area students

June 17, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation awards $3.4 million in scholarships to 659 San Antonio area students
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Tiffany Padilla, who just graduated from high school, is on her way to Dallas Baptist University, where she’ll enroll in an accelerated program to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees and become a children’s counselor. Tiffany always dreamed of getting a college degree for a career working with children. But ever since her father had…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Second Cycle for 2020 Grant Applications

May 13, 2020 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Second Cycle for 2020 Grant Applications

New cycle focuses on Livable and Resilient Communities as well as on Successful Aging Livable and resilient communities, cultural vibrancy, successful aging and youth success are the four focus areas that the San Antonio Area Foundation will focus its annual responsive grantmaking processes for 2020 and beyond. Nonprofit organizations addressing needs in these categories are invited…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grows by $1 million to $6.3 million

May 13, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Response Fund Grows by $1 million to $6.3 million
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More than 160 nonprofits already awarded in less than two months. Two major gifts have maintained the viability and growth of the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $6.3 million. The H. E. Butt Foundation pledged an additional $500,000, bringing their total commitment to $1 million. Additionally, The Humana Foundation joined the effort with…

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$1 Million Challenge Grant Brings COVID-19 Response Fund to $5.3 Million

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on $1 Million Challenge Grant Brings COVID-19 Response Fund to $5.3 Million
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$500,000 each from Harvey Najim, John L. Santikos Fund boosts fund’s support to nonprofits. Two new $500,000 donations have given a significant boost to the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $5.3 million. A $500,000 challenge grant from San Antonio philanthropist Harvey Najim last week spurred the John L. Santikos Fund…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grows to $3.7 million for Nonprofits Serving City’s Most Vulnerable Populations

April 8, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Response Fund Grows to $3.7 million for Nonprofits Serving City’s Most Vulnerable Populations
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San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and other partners have awarded $1.1 million so far, with more grants in progress. During normal times, the House of Neighborly Service on the city’s West Side provides services for children, families and older adults from its headquarters in one of the city’s most distressed…

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