Giving Options

Learn how you can help us close the opportunity gaps for those who need it most.

Will you take that journey with us?

The impact in our community is strengthened by individuals like you. Thanks to your partnership, we can and will continue to serve our community’s needs today, while building a better tomorrow for all who call our region home.

Your passions are amplified through support of any of the focus areas below. Your support, in any amount, will be co-invested to achieve the greatest possible impact.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Lisa Brunsvold
Vice President, Development and Donor Services

More Options Than You Think

A surprise to many people, cash is not always the best gift. Gifts of appreciated stock, or cryptocurrency, for example, may give you a larger dollar-for-dollar charitable deduction and an exemption from capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Give Now

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 be enriching our community for generations to come. We’re grateful for your foresight and generosity. Thank you for your gift.

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.

Give By Mail

We are currently in the process of relocating offices. You can reach us at our temporary mailing address:

P.O. Box 12089, San Antonio, Texas 78212-2089

Give Online

Contribute online with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card to any fund or initiative at the Area Foundation. Your transaction is safe and secure and processed through a VeriSign secure server.

Give with

We now accept crypto donations! A donation of appreciated crypto can be up to 20% more valuable than selling and donating the cash, allowing you to make a bigger impact and save on your taxes.

Give Later

Name the San Antonio Area Foundation to receive all or a portion of your estate through your will or trust, reducing estate taxes while creating a charitable legacy.

A charitable lead trust or several types of charitable remainder trusts create valuable options in estate planning by providing tax savings, a significant gift and income for either a charity or family members.

Give your personal residence, ranch or farm as a gift, occupy the residence or land without disruption, and receive an income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest.

Naming the San Antonio Area Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy enables you to create a charitable legacy without invading cash and other assets designated for your heirs.

Double taxation on retirement plan withdrawals decreases their value for your heirs. Consider providing other assets to heirs and naming the San Antonio Area Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement accounts. You can save taxes and preserve your hard-earned assets for the good of your community.

More Ways to Give

If you prefer to make a gift of cash by wire or EFT, please contact to receive instructions.

Many gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds result in a charitable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset, even if you bought it for far less, and minimize capital gains taxes.

We offer you the opportunity to easily and effectively donate your property. A gift of real estate to the San Antonio Area Foundation offers a way to unlock the full appraised value of a property. You can gain significant tax advantages, and at the same time, build a charitable legacy to support your favored charitable organizations for years to come.

Many people find that the protection offered by life insurance policies is no longer needed later in life. Thus a life insurance policy can become an ideal tool for charitable giving. A few steps need to be taken to donate a life insurance policy. You start by irrevocably assigning your insurance policy to the San Antonio Area Foundation and naming it as the sole beneficiary. You can make annual tax-deductible contributions to cover the policy’s annual premium. Or, if the policy is paid up, you will receive an immediate tax deduction in an amount equal to the policy’s cash surrender value.

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