We are part of a tomorrow that starts today.
You may be passionate about supporting the arts, education, animals, the environment, or another wonderful cause. No matter where you choose to direct your gift, you will enrich our community for generations to come.
When you contribute to the Area Foundation, you join forces with other donors to achieve the greatest possible impact, and you help us say “yes” to more great projects in our community.
"As private citizens, we don’t know where the greatest needs in the community are and how the various nonprofits are run. We all want to do good, but we need someone to tell us where the greatest needs in our community are. The Area Foundation provides guidance and direction to where the funds raised can do the most good."
Fund Founder of The Strauch Family Fund in Memory of Leonor Salinas
Co-Invest in Our Community Grantmaking Funds
Help us build a city where San Antonio residents are deeply connected, have equitable opportunities to thrive, and contribute to the vitality of the community.
Using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts, the San Antonio Area Foundation invests in the nonprofit community through funds established by caring donors who entrust us with their philanthropic goals.
Our work is centered on understanding our community needs, building relationships with our stakeholders and being responsive to the feedback we obtain regarding our processes.
You can lend your support to co-invest gifts of any amount in our existing community funds to maximize your impact over a broad sector.
We welcome the participation of new and current donors. We’re delighted to share with you how your money makes an impact.
Support the prevention, treatment and understanding of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Support Other Local Initiatives
These philanthropic funds are hosted at the San Antonio Area Foundation but are directly advised by local partners.