use our meeting space Nonprofit and community organizations can use our space for educational and charitable activities.

Use Our Space

Area Foundation Meeting Spaces Remain Closed to the General Public.

In light of the current CDC and Texas public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the meeting spaces at the San Antonio Area Foundation remain closed to the general public. In addition, learning opportunities for nonprofit staff members and leadership have been shifted to virtual sessions, where possible. We are assessing daily the best way to achieve our mission without compromising the health of our employees and external stakeholders. 

Our Impact

Each year more than 20,000 nonprofit leaders and partners utilize the space at the Wells Center for meetings, training, leadership development, and more. 

Price and Hours of Operation

Temporarily closed.

The Wells Center

This community space has sparked innovation, inspired collaboration and infused energy into our philanthropic community.

The San Antonio Area Foundation made a historic move in December 2012 to our new home in the Lab Building at the Pearl. The Wells Center features more than 9,000 square feet of community meeting and training space. Our home is named for Robert and Carolyn Beckmann Wells – a couple dedicated to making a difference in their communities.

A love for San Antonio inspires generosity.

Carolyn Beckmann Wells grew up in San Antonio, and her love for her hometown motivated her to leave a generous bequest to the San Antonio Area Foundation. The endowment created by this gift allowed the Area Foundation to increase our community impact by offering space for nonprofit convening and training.

The Wells Center cultivates an environment of collaboration, fosters best practices and promotes leveraging of resources among nonprofits. Our vision is to provide an intentional space for collaboration and the collision of great ideas among nonprofit staff, community leaders, and donors who make San Antonio a better place to live, work and play.

The Wells Center Remains Closed to the General Public Until Further Notice

In light of the current CDC and Texas public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the San Antonio Area Foundation is not accepting reservations for the foreseeable future for the Wells Center. In addition, learning opportunities for nonprofit staff members and leadership have been shifted to virtual sessions, where possible. We are assessing daily the best way to achieve our mission without compromising the health of our employees and external stakeholders.