Frequently Asked Questions
Capital Naming Rights
All proposals will be considered on a case by case basis. We will consider proposals that will primarily serve clients from Bexar County and the 7 surrounding counties.
No, each request for funding must offer a significant naming rights opportunity.
Yes, you can offer one or both.
While we don’t have a minimum amount we prefer to make significant grants that support meaningful work in our community.
Yes, you can call, email or set up a meeting with Patricia Mejia, vice-president of Community Engagement and Impact. Organizations seeking consultation must schedule an appointment through Jessica Urias at 210.775.1186. You may also contact Cadence Corbin, 210.242.4721, Gavin Nichols, 210.242.4720, Stephanie LaFroscia, 210.228.3754, or Jennifer Cook, 210.228.3753.
Yes, the committee will consider disbursing grant funds to honor a single proposal over a limited period of time depending on the nature of the request, at their discretion. Please state your interest in this type of consideration in your application. Please note that we are not accepting multi-year requests at this time.
While our committee can decide to make multi-year disbursements, we are not accepting multi-year requests at this time.
Yes, if your project meets several of Mr. Santikos’ Areas of Giving you can choose more than one criteria/areas of giving on the proposal.
At this time, we anticipate continuing to offer this opportunity biannually when it resumes.
At this time, offering a naming right in perpetuity means offering it forever.
Organizations are encouraged to offer naming rights that are in line with its mission and policies and to communicate any stipulations around their naming rights that anticipate any scenarios where the offered naming right terms might be compromised.
We intend to support the most compelling proposals and require a significant naming right opportunity. While perpetual naming rights are not required, we do expect a long-term offering due to the nature of this opportunity.
Please upload letters of support at the visual aids section.
Organizations are encouraged to consider and include the comprehensive costs of supporting a program or project. If staff costs are a part of the proposed project/program, these can be included. Please refer to the budget section of the proposal for further instructions.
The date will be determined during next process in 2022.
The Area Foundation will be tracking and expecting communication about the completion of the project/program as proposed in the evaluation section of each proposal. In addition to that, we are interested in understanding the capacity of your organization to track and evaluate the impact of the proposed project/program on the target communities upon completion. All finalists will be required to submit follow up reports that will capture both completion and impact on the community.
Reporting will be expected annually and will be aligned with each program/projects’ proposed timeline.
That is up to your organization and the scope of your proposal. It is appropriate to share a full budget and ask for support that covers partial expenses. The committee will expect to see a budget that reflects the full scope of your proposed program/project.
If the advisory committee decides to proceed with your proposal and has questions about any information and details provided by your organization, they will be in touch and engage at their discretion.
No. The number of grants to be awarded is based on the funding available and the applications submitted. The committee will have to consider the variety of submitted proposals before they can project how many they could support.
No. The scoring system does not consider an organization’s size.
Initial finalists will be contacted for site visits and all other grant applicants will be notified that they are no longer being considered. Awardees will be notified after the grant decisions are made.
The committee expects every organization to share the number of people they intend to reach through their project or program but does not limit its assessment to this measure alone. Quality and quantity are both important, so is depth and breadth. Proposals that communicate potential impact in a compelling and significant way will perform best. Please review the scoring tool to see other factors that improve the significance of your requests.