Strengthening the community throughout the pandemic.
During unprecedented times, the San Antonio Area Foundation is committed to help the community respond and recover. The COVID-19 Response Fund was created by the Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio Bexar County, and multiple partners, to call forth the strengths and resiliency of our community in response to the COVID-19 health pandemic of 2020.
Together, the San Antonio Area Foundation and multiple partners, established a fund available for general operating grants for area nonprofit organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Our ability to leverage relationships within our community allowed us to provide support to over 200 organizations with a community investment totaling $6.4M.
On March 20, 2020, over $2.7 million was initially seeded in the COVID-19 Response Fund jointly managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Philanthropists, foundations, government entities and corporations joined us in announcing this new fund to aid the nonprofit community in serving the most economically vulnerable in our community. Together, $6.4 million was raised to support nonprofit organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The map below identifies the list of nonprofit grantees located in the primary zip codes they serve.
The map below shows the zip codes served by grantee organizations. This map shows how funds were distributed across our city and adjacent communities.
COVID-19 is a global, humanitarian, health, and economic crisis. We understand that trusted information is vital at this moment. As we embrace our goal to be of service to our community, we’ve created a list of helpful resources to help us navigate through these difficult times.
Our community resource links help connect San Antonians to services and information at the State, County, and City levels.
The San Antonio Area Foundation, in conjunction with United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, H. E. Butt Foundation, and LISC San Antonio, recently surveyed community organizations to assess the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on San Antonio nonprofits and their operations. Topics covered in the survey are: