The Santikos Story
The San Antonio Area Foundation has the privilege of carrying out Mr. John L. Santikos’ commitment of making a difference throughout the community he loved. As a philanthropist, Mr. Santikos’ charitable interests addressed an array of community needs that include:
- Assisting people in need, specifically individuals with mental and physical challenges, seniors, victims of child abuse and victims of disasters
- Advancing health through healthcare and wellness initiatives, and medical research
- Supporting youth and education though college and university programs, pre-k to 12 initiatives, scholarships, and youth development programs
- Supporting Arts and Culture through arts education, libraries, museums, public parks, public radio and public television
Keeping Mr. Santiko’s philanthropic desires as a guiding force, the John L. Santikos Collaborative Grants intentionally create partnerships to advance equity and make a difference throughout the community.