Open a Fund Establishing a fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation is an easy, effective way to invest in your community.

Taking the Next Step

Funds can be created in as little as one meeting, with a short fund agreement and a single gift. You can focus on specific organizations, issues or regions, or create a fund with a flexible purpose. Funds can be created in as little as one meeting, with a short fund agreement and a single gift.

STEP 1

Think about what you’d like to support.

STEP 2

Choose the type of fund that meets your needs. We can help!

STEP 3

Name your fund, and we will create a personal fund agreement for you to sign.

 

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Why Should I Open a Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation?

 
 
  • Highest charitable tax deduction
  • No excise tax
  • No minimum payout
  • Donate complex gifts
  • Impact investment option
  • Personalized service & local knowledge
  • Support for your strategic grantmaking
  • Educational and networking opportunities
San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Highest charitable tax deduction
  • No excise tax
  • No minimum payout
  • Donate complex gifts
  • Impact investment option
  • Personalized service & local knowledge
  • Support for your strategic grantmaking
  • Educational and networking opportunities
Commercial Donor-Advised Fund
  • Highest charitable tax deduction
  • No excise tax
  • No minimum payout
  • Donate complex gifts X
  • Impact investment option X
  • Personalized service & local knowledge X
  • Support for your strategic grantmaking X
  • Educational and networking opportunities X
Private Foundation
  • Highest charitable tax deduction X
  • No excise tax X
  • No minimum payout X
  • Donate complex gifts
  • Impact investment option X
  • Personalized service & local knowledge X
  • Support for your strategic grantmaking X
  • Educational and networking opportunities X

Ready to Start?

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Investing In Our Youth Is Investing In Our Community’s Success

A proud fifth-generation Texan, Gavin Nichols was born and raised and Dallas but he’s proud to call San Antonio home since he has lived here for nearly four decades. Much of that time he spent working in IT for HEB. He sought to shift to the nonprofit sector, joining the Area Foundation’s Community Engagement and Impact…

Donn “Corky” McCorkindale: Living Life To The Fullest

As with any good coach, Pete Wesp has good pep talks in his arsenal. Right at the top of his list is schooling his athletes on the importance of developing a strong work ethic. To get his point across, Wesp reminds his charges about “Corky,” his best buddy from high school days. “You teach them…

New Grants Boost San Antonio’s African American Community

The San Antonio Area Foundation is proud to team up with and support the San Antonio African American Community Fund (SAAAACF), one of our outreach funds. SAAAACF leadership couldn’t have been more thankful when construction company Vulcan Materials offered a $25,000 donation, since their many supporting nonprofits still suffered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unexpected…

Standing Tall: Nonprofits Take On The COVID-19 New Normal

As time went by and with no relief in sight, Ben Tremillo began realizing what all that talk about the new normal he was hearing everywhere was all about. Weeks turned into months and the doors to the venerable artistic hub on San Antonio’s West Side known as San Anto Cultural Arts remain shuttered due to the relentless havoc…

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…

Time To Speak Up As If Our Lives Depended On It

I’ve had many close friends check in on me over the last few months. Given everything going on with racial unrest across the country, they just wanted to make sure I was doing OK. I appreciated their care and concern and I let them know as much. But I was also honest – no, I…

Keeping it Vibrant: Going All in on Arts & Culture

If you’re familiar with our mission and work, you likely know that we work with generous donors to help fund hundreds of wonderful nonprofit organizations across our community. What you may not have heard about are our dedicated and passionate staff members within our Community Engagement and Impact (CEI) team who work with those organizations in getting…

New National Funding Boosts Equity For San Antonio’s Youth

Blue Meridian Partners Makes $8 Million Commitment  The San Antonio Area Foundation welcomes a tremendous opportunity to lift up our youth by increasing and enhancing educational and economic opportunities through new national funding. National philanthropic organization Blue Meridian Partners awarded the Area Foundation as well as UP Partnership an $8 million commitment to ensure continued economic mobility…

Study: Local nonprofit organizations contribute $6 billion to local economy

First-of-its-kind industry report was commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation in collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and other key partners COVID-19 has delivered a one-two punch to the city’s nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits that serve the community are simultaneously being called on to drastically increase help for the people they serve, as…

San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Four New Board Members

The San Antonio Area Foundation announces the appointment of four new members to the board of directors. Joining the board of directors are Michael J. Bolner, Barbara “Barbie” O’Connor, Gurpaul Singh and Suzanne Wade. “Our four newest board member each bring unique and strategic strengths to the Area Foundation,” said Marjie M. French, chief executive…