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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Stories of Impact

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, nonprofit organizations whose work empowers and amplifies the talents and voices of young people across our community. In what we’re calling the YLD Spotlight Series…

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…

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…

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Stephanie LaFroscia

Stephanie LaFroscia

Cultural Vibrancy - Senior Program Officer
Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook

Livable and Resilient Communities - Senior Program Officer
Gavin Nichols

Gavin Nichols

Youth Success - Senior Program Officer