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

Community Rallies to Support Older Adults Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on vulnerable populations raises many concerns about the welfare of older adults in our community.  While no one is immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our older population is especially susceptible to its effects. Even those with ample resources to safely shelter in place are feeling the…

In Response to COVID-19

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As we continue to chart a course through uncertain times, I have been humbled and overwhelmed by you – our community – your generosity, your compassion and your dedication. Please know that the Area Foundation is in this together with you. I am pleased to share these updates…

COVID-19 Response Fund Grows to $3.7 million for Nonprofits Serving City’s Most Vulnerable Populations

San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and other partners have awarded $1.1 million so far, with more grants in progress. During normal times, the House of Neighborly Service on the city’s West Side provides services for children, families and older adults from its headquarters in one of the city’s most distressed…

San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Award First Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund

First wave of funding awarded to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable; new fund partners added to increase fund to over $2.8M. Rose Gatica, a resident at one of Merced Housing’s local affordable housing communities that includes social services supports, is relying on the nonprofit’s care during this difficult time. Rosa shared, “Miss DeeAnn [Merced Housing’s…

COVID-19 Grants and Updates

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are indeed in challenging times as we work to flatten the spread of the virus, and keep our community safe. In the span of days, we have announced important initiatives to address not only the immediate needs of our community, but the long-term recovery that will be needed. The COVID-19…

San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Unveil COVID-19 Response Fund

Fundraising efforts continue as over $2.7 million is already secured to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable. The city’s nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. To support their efforts, the San Antonio Area Foundation has teamed up with John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, United Way of San Antonio and…

Area Foundation Offices Closed, Staff Remain Available for Needs

Safety and security of the community drives the decision to close offices and Wells Center to the general public; slowing the spread of the coronavirus paramount to decision. In light of the current CDC and Texas public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the Area Foundation has asked its employees to conduct day-to-day work activities from home. However, staff remain…

Preparing for COVID-19

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you are well aware there is much happening across the globe as communities prepare for the impact of the coronavirus. San Antonio is no exception as the Mayor declared a local public health emergency. As a result, Patricia Mejia and the Community Engagement and Impact team (CEI) have been monitoring…

Gift to Hospital Saving Lives

Trauma Center within Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is Devoted to Children’s Needs It can happen in an instant. One minute your toddler is playing in the yard, the next you are rushing to the emergency room, hoping your child will receive the immediate quality care needed.  That was the case for one 2-year-old, except…

2019 Year in Review

Dear Friends, What an amazing year it has been for the Area Foundation! We ended strong in 2019 thanks to your dedication and commitment to the success of this organization. Thank you for welcoming me to the team and walking alongside me as I learned the ropes of the Area Foundation. I appreciate the gains…