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Nonprofits Can Search for Grant Opportunities Remotely

While the San Antonio Area Foundation office is closed to the public, nonprofits can search the Foundation Directory Online database to search for grant opportunities. If you’re trying to search for grants while working from home, or at the office with social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak, you can now access Foundation Directory Online here. Candid…

Gift to Hospital Saving Lives

Trauma Center within Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is Devoted to Children’s Needs It can happen in an instant. One minute your toddler is playing in the yard, the next you are rushing to the emergency room, hoping your child will receive the immediate quality care needed.  That was the case for one 2-year-old, except…

A Message from the CEO

Check out some updates from our CEO, Marjie M. French. 

COVID-19 Response Fund Growth

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…

In Response to COVID-19

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…

COVID-19 Grants and Updates

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…

Preparing for COVID-19

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…

2019 Year in Review

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…

It’s Time for Annual Responsive Grants!

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,…

Get Your San Antonio Area Foundation Fiesta Medal

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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