Grants Using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts.

Grant Opportunitites

We believe in building a city where San Antonio residents are deeply connected, have equitable opportunities to thrive, and contribute to the vitality of the community. 

Using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts, the San Antonio Area Foundation invests in the nonprofit community through funds established by caring donors who entrust us with their philanthropic desires.  Our work is centered on understanding our community needs, building relationships with our stakeholders and being responsive to the feedback we obtain regarding our processes.

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Access to grant reports and other grant information. Applications are accepted online. 

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John L. Santikos Building

Capital Naming Rights Grants

Supports capital projects and naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos.

Youth development

Youth Leadership Development

Addressing equitable recovery and economic mobility through equitable education.

Stories of Impact

Area Foundation Invests in SA’s Critical Workforce Needs

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — The City of San Antonio’s Ready to Work program is a great new tool meant to address growing workforce needs, primarily stemming from the lingering economic impact…

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Area Foundation Supports Nonprofits Promoting STEM Learning

By James Courtney SAN ANTONIO — As we previously reported, the Area Foundation is proud to join UP Partnership to boost, via our first-ever Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grants and Artist Fellowship grants,…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Stephanie LaFroscia

Director of Grants and Community Engagement

Jennifer Cook

Director of Strategy and Impact

Gavin Nichols

Youth Success - Senior Program Officer