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Why Give

Find out the top reasons our donors give with the Area Foundation

Ways To Give

Learn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and possible life income.

What To Give

Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

Create Your Plan

Explore planned gift options, create your own personal plan and calculate tax benefits

We can help you support the causes you care about.

The San Antonio Area Foundation will develop a powerful, cost-effective, and highly personal approach to your charitable giving.  By providing a broad range of fund opportunities, we work with you to create an effective giving program. By handling the paperwork and eliminating administrative hassles, the San Antonio Area Foundation makes giving easy for you.

Since 1964, the San Antonio Area Foundation has been a leading partner in community philanthropy. We share in your commitment to build healthy communities and promote responsible stewardship of resources. Whatever your inspiration for giving, we can help you create a powerful legacy and a philanthropic spirit impacting generations to come.

Giving Made Easy

The San Antonio Area Foundation offers a variety of giving tools to help individuals and organizations achieve their charitable goals with three specific advantages:

Personalized Service
We make giving easy and effective, accepting a variety of gifts and providing great flexibility. Donors can contribute cash, stocks, property, and bequests to establish a fund. With our assistance and guidance, the gift will gain maximum tax benefits.

Our professional staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues, opportunities and resources that shape our community. We can help donors learn about local agencies and programs that make a difference in the areas they care most about.

Community Leadership
We invest in the long term and bring people and organizations together, convening diverse voices to address local issues and opportunities.


Connecting the Community

"I am really proud to be a part of an organization that is making a difference in our community. It seems there are great things happening each day in our city, and the excitement is contagious. What we are really excited about is that the total community Animal No Kill rate hit 70 percent for the January-June 2012 time period. The total community includes nonprofit animal shelters and adoption groups along with San Antonio’s Animal Care Services." READ MORE