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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Impact Stories

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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…

Pandemic no obstacle for leadership program

More than a dozen executives complete our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ training Congratulations to our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Program Fellows on completing the intensive training during these unprecedent times! The cohort began face-to-face classes in September of 2019 and transitioned to online learning this March after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic forced a hard stop…

West Side Families Count On Good Neighbors During Pandemic

House of Neighborly Service Still Strong After 100+ Years Even with restrictions gradually lifting on being out and about during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Estela Trujillo feels quite jittery about heading out of the house. As an older adult, she knows that unfortunately she’s in the primary target demographic for the dangerous virus. She does…

UP Partnership: Prioritizing An Equitable Recovery For Our Youth

In order to have a truly equitable post-coronavirus recovery, one key factor cannot be overlooked: academic systems serving young people can no longer work independently of one another.  “The pandemic clearly showed us that as a city, we are extremely dependent on one another. Education systems, including schools and wrap-around student services, do not work…

San Antonio Area Foundation releases free 60-page guide for caregivers of older adults

“A Caregiver’s Toolkit” offers tips, local resources to help manage challenges of providing care for a loved one If you help an older adult with things like picking up groceries, driving to doctor appointments, paying bills or even getting dressed, you are a caregiver. Family caregiving impacts the physical and mental health, finances, career and…

Philanthropic Pivot: Partners Flourish During Pandemic

San Antonio’s success as a city is the result of how the community consistently comes together to address urgent needs and unique opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that “we are stronger together,” a principle by which the San Antonio Area Foundation operates. “With the pandemic, the philanthropic community had to mobilize quickly because we…

Keeping Immigrant Families From Falling Through Societal Cracks

When our region began feeling the pervasive impact of the quickly-spreading coronavirus pandemic in March, students suddenly saw their Spring Break extended by a few days. Then some more days. Weeks went by and students and their parents began hearing what seemed like the inevitable – classes would be cancelled for good for the remainder…

COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion

San Antonio non-profit organizations helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received $13.4 million in the last five months, thanks to the generosity of donors working with the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Area Foundation has helped numerous charitable organizations, foundations and individual donors offer a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting…