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The San Antonio Area Foundation has served as the sole, designated community foundation for the San Antonio area for over half a century, growing to become one of the top 20 foundations in the nation based on asset size. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals, managing more than 500 charitable funds valued at over one billion in assets. Coordinating efforts with numerous area nonprofits, the Area Foundation serves as a collaborative leader, connecting donors to address key community issues and investing in our future. Since 1964, over $500 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to enhance the quality of life in our region. Learn more about our community foundation at

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces 2020 Giving Areas and Deadlines for Grants

Culture, affordable housing, needs of youth and aging in the spotlight for 2020 giving; community experts invited to serve on grantmaking committees. Livable communities, culture and the arts, successful aging and youth education are the four impact areas that the San Antonio Area Foundation will focus its grantmaking for 2020 and beyond. Non-profit organizations addressing needs…

John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Invests in Accurate 2020 Census Count

$200,000 investment to help protect federal funding for programs serving San Antonio’s most vulnerable populations. The 2020 Census will affect federal funding for a decade, shaping the budgeting landscape of schools, hospitals, public transit, CHIP, Medicare, Head Start, school lunches, special education support, student financial aid and other vital programs and services. Even a 1% undercount for…

The Council on Foundations names Martin Acevedo to 2020 Career Pathways cohort

Program Creates Diversity Pipeline for Next-Gen Executives in Philanthropy The Council on Foundations today named Martin Acevedo to the 2020 Career Pathways cohort, amid a group of 24 industry leaders from across the U.S. Career Pathways is a development program designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline. “Martin’s selection for this prestigious program…

Santikos grant provides new fitness room for Oasis Center

Fitness and lifelong learning. That’s what participants at Oasis Center will have more of now that a new fitness room is open. Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the fitness room will allow Oasis Center the freedom to offer more classes that promote healthy aging, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. The Oasis Center is a national…

San Antonio Area Foundation invests more than $10 million in 100 plus nonprofits

Movement to a more equitable process and focusing on excellence served as a catalyst for awards from discretionary funds, including the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the Area Foundation. The San Antonio Area Foundation has awarded more than $10 million dollars to more than 100 nonprofits from discretionary funds available for community.…