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The San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAFdn) has served as the city's community-giving headquarters for nearly 60 years, growing to become one of the top 20 community foundations in the nation. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals supporting our community’s greatest needs, managing more than 500 charitable funds nearly $1 billion in assets. Beyond serving hundreds of nonprofit organizations every year through training and grantmaking, where total impact exceeded $71 million in 2020, the Area Foundation operates a strong student scholarship program. Over $37 million has been invested in our future leaders since 1969 through more than 100 scholarship funds. Learn more at

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San Antonio Area Foundation Welcomes New CFO

Cindy Campbell brings 30+ years of accounting experience in nonprofit & for-profit sectors SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation is pleased to announce the hire of its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cindy Campbell brings more than 30 years of accounting experience, including executive and leadership roles in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. …

SA Nonprofit Focused On Empowering Girls Receives $10K Grant

Area Foundation’s Women & Girls Development Fund Recognizes Girls Empowerment Network MEDIA ADVISORY    WHAT: The Women & Girls Development Fund (WGDF), a community outreach fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, announces the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) as its 2021 $10,000 annual grant recipient. GEN helps girls stay in school, get on track and reach their…

New Report Details Area Foundation’s Decisive Pandemic Response

Nearly $6.5 million raised through COVID-19 Response Fund, benefiting 200+ nonprofits SAN ANTONIO — When the pandemic began wreaking havoc on our community last year, elected officials knew they could count on the San Antonio Area Foundation to serve as the command center for an effective philanthropic campaign to quickly help those amongst us most…

Introducing The Inaugural SA Equity Fellows Class

New Area Foundation professional development program emphasizes diversity and inclusion SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation has always valued diversity and inclusion but now the organization is making a decisive turn toward incorporating equity across all areas of its philanthropic work. Those factors already play a key role in grantmaking decisions. A new effort…

Overcoming A Tumultuous Journey

Area Foundation 2020 Digital Impact Report Looks at success through adversity AN ANTONIO — Despite facing the challenge of a lifetime in the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Area Foundation rose to the occasion as a community leader in helping raise and distribute nearly $72 million in grants and student scholarships in 2020. The Area…

Aging in Place: Everyone’s Doing It

New public awareness campaign shows all of us can help older adults thrive at home SAN ANTONIO — The the San Antonio Area Foundation is launching a new public awareness campaign as part of its advocacy work on behalf of older adults, focused on the concept of “aging in place.” In recognition of National Aging in…

Area Foundation Takes Part In Unprecedented New Equity Campaign

Corporate Partners For Racial Equity focuses on education, economic opportunity and justice SAN ANTONIO — A dozen San Antonio area business leaders joined efforts to form Corporate Partners for Racial Equity, a new community effort with a mission of improving racial equity in our area. As part of this effort, business members took a close look at…

Top Fundraiser for SA’s Black Community Back in Action

Renaissance with the Stars dance-off combines entertainment with philanthropy SAN ANTONIO — Only a global pandemic last year could put a stop to the decade-long run for one of the top annual fundraising events for the local African American community. Renaissance with the Stars, a local spinoff of the popular national TV show Dancing with the…

San Antonio Area Foundation Empowers Youth-Serving Nonprofits

Grant funding provides almost $500,000 to more than a dozen community organizations SAN ANTONIO — More than a dozen youth-serving community nonprofit organizations were selected for first-ever Youth Leadership Development grants as part of a large-scale $8 million effort to ensure that all youngsters in our area grow up with a real chance to reach their…

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…

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