Grants

The San Antonio Area Foundation makes grants from our funds, with help from our donors, to nonprofit organizations improving the quality of life in Bexar County and the following surrounding counties: Frio, Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Comal, Blanco, Kendall, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera and Medina.


Grant Opportunities

Annual Responsive

Cycle One:

Application is currently closed.

Funding Categories: 

Children and Youth
Programs that enable children and families to lead safe and productive lives. 

Medicine and Healthcare
Programs that promote healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on reducing obesity and diabetes, are preventative in nature or educate the community in prevention, and/or increase access to comprehensive healthcare, including dental, vision and mental services.

Cycle 2

The application will be available Monday, June 11, with a deadline of Friday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Funding Categories:

Animal Services 
Programs that improve the health and wellness of animals, educate our community about animal care and/or provide spay/neuter and/or adoption services. 

Arts and Culture
Programs that promote accessibility to the arts, encourage broad participation from all parts of our community and/or provide arts education and outreach. 

Community-at-Large
Programs that improve the safety and welfare of vulnerable and under-served populations, increase chances for individual/family success and self-sufficiency. 

Seniors
Programs that enhance the quality of life for seniors.  

Senior Responsive Grant Making will occur in early August. The intent is to intentionally align our senior grant making strategies to complement and support the work of our Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) initiative. Learn about our comprehensive overview of the SALSA initiative and strategic direction. We anticipate funding in Fall 2018.

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Biomedical Research

Grants are awarded on an annual basis to programs in the areas of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Funding will be announced in early April. The application is currently closed.

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Capital/Naming Rights

This funding supports local capital projects and naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos. This application process is currently closed.

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Disaster Relief Funding

Disaster Relief Funding In the event of a crisis, emergency or natural disaster, the San Antonio Area Foundation is here to help. Grant funding is available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties. Disasters will be declared by the Area Foundation based on the thresholds commonly used by the federal, state or national nonprofit agencies.

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High School Completion

Application currently closed.

Grants are awarded to out-of-school time programs that provide academic, recreational and cultural activities to keep youth in school. 

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Special and Urgent Needs

Special and Urgent Needs Special and Urgent Needs Funding is an ongoing grants process that is always open for organizations who must continue to meet their mission while managing an unbudgeted, unforeseen and time-sensitive emergency or help the organization take advantage of an unexpected opportunity that will enhance its work. 

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Strengthening Nonprofits

The San Antonio Area Foundation is temporarily suspending Strengthening Nonprofits (SNP) Grantmaking—Phase I and Phase II until further notice. 

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2018 Grant Open and Closing Dates

 Date

 Grant

   
Monday, Jan. 8 Capital and Naming Rights Grants Application Open
   
Tuesday, Jan. 16 Cycle one of Annual Responsive Grants Application Open
   
Monday, Feb. 12 High School Completion Grants Application Open
   
Friday, Feb. 16 Cycle one of Annual Responsive Grants Deadline
   
Wednesday, Feb. 21 Capital and Naming Rights Grants Deadline
   
Friday, March 9 High School Completion Grants Deadline
   
Monday, June 11 Cycle two of the Annual Responsive Grants Application Open
   
Friday, July 20 Cycle two of the Annual Responsive Grants Deadline

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