About the San Antonio Area Foundation

Overview

The San Antonio Area Foundation, established in 1964, is San Antonio’s community foundation. The Area Foundation makes grants from funds established by individuals, families, businesses or other entities to support charitable causes in our community. The Area Foundation manages more than $240 million in assets and has distributed more than $220 million for scholarships and grants to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Antonio.

For 49 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has connected donors of all backgrounds with the causes they care about most for the betterment of San Antonio and the surrounding region. The Area Foundation provides a highly personal approach to giving, offering a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.

From scholarships to programs on animal welfare issues, support for programs assisting wounded military heroes to senior social and health care programs, the San Antonio Area Foundation understands and supports solutions to our community’s growing challenges. Community-based grant applications are offered in several different program areas in an annual cycle. Donor‐advised fund grants are distributed throughout the year. 

The Area Foundation manages more than $240 million in assets and has distributed more than $220 million for scholarships and grants to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Antonio.

More than 300 students receive financial assistance each year for higher education from the Area Foundation's managed scholarship funds.

Board of Directors

The San Antonio Area Foundation Board of Directors is representative of our community’s rich business, civic, and cultural diversity. The Board establishes policies, organization-wide priorities and program strategies, and ensures operational integrity and financial accountability.

Management

As President and CEO, Dennis E. Noll oversees the Area Foundation’s operations and staff. The Area Foundation has six departments: Administration, Finance, Development and Donor Services, Grants and Programs, and Nonprofit Support Services.

Staff

More than 30 staff members are committed to the highest service for our donors, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers as well as to the sustainability of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Staff members represent a wealth of expertise in the field of charitable giving and in knowledge of the needs of the San Antonio community.

Volunteers

More than 120 volunteers donate their time and expertise by serving on the Board of Directors, Steering Committees, and /or Community Advisory Committees. Our volunteers come from a variety of professions including business, education, military, civic leadership, and medical.

Assets

As of June 2013, the San Antonio Area Foundation managed $240 million in total assets.