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.

Make a Gift to the Recovery Fund for the Arts

Papel Picado The Arts sector has been particularly vulnerable to the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Antonio Area Foundation issued nearly $400,000 in emergency grants to 18 cultural organizations in our community last year. However, the need to support local arts remains acute and ongoing because of so many public performances and events that have remained indefinitely suspended.

To that end, the San Antonio Area Foundation has launched the Recovery Fund for the Arts, an initiative which recognizes the centrality of the arts to our collective recovery from the economic, cultural, and social impact of the pandemic.

What makes the Recovery Fund for the Arts special is that the funding will be strategically deployed across the arts and cultures sector to bolster organizations of varying sizes.  Donors will know that the impact of their gift will be maximized across that area of need because our community panel of advisors will be part of the review process, and the panel will provide expert guidance while keeping in mind the broader picture of the local arts community as a whole while considering grantmaking.

Each of us can be a safeguard to help these cultural organizations that bring so much vibrancy into our lives. If you would like to make a gift to the Recovery Fund for the Arts, please donate online or send a check with “Recovery Fund for the Arts” in the memo line.

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Mail your check payable to San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, San Antonio, TX 78215. Please write "Recovery Fund for the Arts" in the memo line.

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