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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Cultural Vibrancy Grants
Supporting organizations that increase community connectivity and embrace the cultural diversity of San Antonio.
Livable and Resilient Communities Grants
Supporting organizations that contribute to building a thriving, connected, and equitable city.
Successful Aging Grants
Supporting organizations focused on improving the quality of life of older adults.
Youth Success Grants
Supporting organizations providing children and youth with social-emotional support and promoting academic success.
Biomedical Research Grants
Supporting the prevention, treatment and understanding of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Capital Naming Rights Grants
Supports capital projects and naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos.
Community Outreach Fund Grants
Funds and grants established to serve marginalized populations and promote diverse communities.
Disaster Relief Grants
Supporting the community in the event of a crisis, emergency or natural disaster.
John L. Santikos Collaborative Grants
Creating partnerships to advance equity and make a difference throughout the community.
Special and Urgent Needs Grants
Helping organizations meet their mission while managing an unforeseen emergency or taking advantage of opportunities that will enhance its work.
Recovery Fund for the Arts
Recognizing the centrality of the arts to our collective recovery from the economic, cultural, and social impact of the pandemic.
Youth Leadership Development
Addressing equitable recovery and economic mobility through equitable education.
Stories of Impact
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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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