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.

 

Ready to Start?

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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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Former Scholarship Recipient Says Thanks and Pays it Forward

I had a conversation recently with a colleague about recognizing scholarship donors at our school and it caused me to reflect on my own experience – first as a scholarship recipient 25 years ago and then as someone who funds scholarships. As scholarship donors, my husband and I could choose to bequeath gifts to help…

Answering The Call To Serve

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As the season changes to summertime in our new reality, we are creating new ways of celebrating one another, such as with virtual gatherings, drive-by parades and more. One of those joyous traditions includes our collective love for the San Antonio Spurs. Our Spurs bring us together as…

Joint Statement From San Antonio Area Foundation Board Chairman Theodore Guidry II and CEO Marjie French

Area Foundation Statement on Racial Injustice and Equitable Opportunities We join with community in San Antonio, across Texas, and throughout the country, in grieving the horrific killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and the countless others. The intensity of the anger and grief that Americans are expressing in the wake of these most…

San Antonio Area Foundation awards $3.4 million in scholarships to 659 San Antonio area students

Tiffany Padilla, who just graduated from high school, is on her way to Dallas Baptist University, where she’ll enroll in an accelerated program to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees and become a children’s counselor. Tiffany always dreamed of getting a college degree for a career working with children. But ever since her father had…