Study: Local nonprofit organizations contribute $6 billion to local economy

Hunger Fighter

First-of-its-kind industry report was commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation in collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and other key partners COVID-19 has delivered a one-two punch to the city’s nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits that serve the community are simultaneously being called on to drastically increase help for the people they serve, as…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Four New Board Members

New Board Members

The San Antonio Area Foundation announces the appointment of four new members to the board of directors. Joining the board of directors are Michael J. Bolner, Barbara “Barbie” O’Connor, Gurpaul Singh and Suzanne Wade. “Our four newest board member each bring unique and strategic strengths to the Area Foundation,” said Marjie M. French, chief executive…

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Pandemic no obstacle for leadership program

2019 HOLT Fellows

More than a dozen executives complete our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ training Congratulations to our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Program Fellows on completing the intensive training during these unprecedent times! The cohort began face-to-face classes in September of 2019 and transitioned to online learning this March after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic forced a hard stop…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion

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San Antonio non-profit organizations helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received $13.4 million in the last five months, thanks to the generosity of donors working with the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Area Foundation has helped numerous charitable organizations, foundations and individual donors offer a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Second Cycle for 2020 Grant Applications

New cycle focuses on Livable and Resilient Communities as well as on Successful Aging Livable and resilient communities, cultural vibrancy, successful aging and youth success are the four focus areas that the San Antonio Area Foundation will focus its annual responsive grantmaking processes for 2020 and beyond. Nonprofit organizations addressing needs in these categories are invited…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grows by $1 million to $6.3 million


More than 160 nonprofits already awarded in less than two months. Two major gifts have maintained the viability and growth of the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $6.3 million. The H. E. Butt Foundation pledged an additional $500,000, bringing their total commitment to $1 million. Additionally, The Humana Foundation joined the effort with…

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$1 Million Challenge Grant Brings COVID-19 Response Fund to $5.3 Million

$500,000 each from Harvey Najim, John L. Santikos Fund boosts fund’s support to nonprofits. Two new $500,000 donations have given a significant boost to the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $5.3 million. A $500,000 challenge grant from San Antonio philanthropist Harvey Najim last week spurred the John L. Santikos Fund…

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