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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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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…

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…

Study: Scholarship Program Increased College Enrollment & Graduation Rates While Lowering Loan Debt

SAN ANTONIO — A little financial assistance goes a long way toward helping youth realize their college dreams. That’s according to a new study commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation through The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Urban Education Institute examining San Antonio’s most wide-ranging collection of community scholarships offered to college-bound students.  The San…

San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship

New Legacy Scholarship to Assist Students in Bexar and Webb Counties SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation announced a new multimillion-dollar scholarship bequest available to students in Bexar and Webb counties. The newly created program will become one of the largest student scholarships not just in our region but also nationally.  Annually, the…

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

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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