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

Read our latest impact stories

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…

Over 1,300 Students Awarded Scholarships

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As our young people experience the rites of passage of high school graduation, announcing their college of choice and preparing for their first semester in the fall, it’s a time of great celebration and reflection – particularly in today’s environment of drive-through graduations, virtual celebrations and yard signs…

COVID-19 Response Fund Impact

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, Our gratitude is immense as we work side-by-side with you, our fund advisors and donors through this crisis. We are only able to provide services, and amplify impact in community because you chose to create a philanthropic legacy through the San Antonio Area Foundation. Your fund, whether individual,…

San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Second Cycle for 2020 Grant Applications

New cycle focuses on Livable and Resilient Communities as well as on Successful Aging Livable and resilient communities, cultural vibrancy, successful aging and youth success are the four focus areas that the San Antonio Area Foundation will focus its annual responsive grantmaking processes for 2020 and beyond. Nonprofit organizations addressing needs in these categories are invited…

COVID-19 Response Fund Grows by $1 million to $6.3 million

More than 160 nonprofits already awarded in less than two months. Two major gifts have maintained the viability and growth of the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $6.3 million. The H. E. Butt Foundation pledged an additional $500,000, bringing their total commitment to $1 million. Additionally, The Humana Foundation joined the effort with…

$1 Million Challenge Grant Brings COVID-19 Response Fund to $5.3 Million

$500,000 each from Harvey Najim, John L. Santikos Fund boosts fund’s support to nonprofits. Two new $500,000 donations have given a significant boost to the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $5.3 million. A $500,000 challenge grant from San Antonio philanthropist Harvey Najim last week spurred the John L. Santikos Fund…

COVID-19 Response Fund Growth

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, We are so pleased to share the COVID-19 Response Fund has now reached $5 million in donations! A $500,000 challenge grant from renowned philanthropist Harvey Najim was matched by the John L. Santikos Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, increasing the fund by $1 million dollars. Harvey…