Welcome to the San Antonio Area Foundation

...helping donors achieve their charitable goals
for the greater benefit of the community

The San Antonio Area Foundation, celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2014, is San Antonio's community foundation.
We connect donors to the causes they are passionate about.  We make grants to nonprofits and distribute scholarships
to students- all from funds established by individuals, families, businesses or other entities. We help nonprofits further
their mission

The Area Foundation has distributed more than $230 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.

You can open a new fund or make a gift to an existing fund or San Antonio Area Foundation initiative. 
We will work closely with you to develop a program of giving that meets your charitable goals.


Celebrating 50 Years of Impact


50 Years of Impact Logo Circle SealFounded in 1964

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2014, the San Antonio Area Foundation has distributed more than $230 million to our community, including more than $12 million in grants and scholarships in 2013. The San Antonio Area Foundation
began as a tribute to Nat Goldsmith, a unique man who cared deeply for our community.

Read more about our history and check back for more information and announcements throughout 2014.



The Big Give S.A. - San Antonio 's first 24-hour online giving day

The Big Give S.A. logo

San Antonio is coming together for our first 24-hour day of giving on May 6, 2014. Show your support for your favorite nonprofits by making a gift to them through The Big Give S.A.

All online donations given on May 6 give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn matching funds and prize incentives. This means that your gift has the capacity to leverage additional funding. 


The goals of The Big Give S.A. are to: INVEST strategically in Bexar County nonprofits; DRIVE our community forward through collective impact; LEVERAGE giving with matching funds and prize incentives. Let's come together, San Antonio! Learn more by visiting The Big Give S.A.

Check out Austin's successful giving day, Amplify Austin, held March 20-21.


Nonprofit Membership Program

Nonprofit Membership Program ConsultationEnjoy exclusive benefits by joining today.

Join the San Antonio Area Foundation's Nonprofit Membership Program to enjoy exclusive benefits that will enhance your efforts. Receive exclusive benefits by joining today. As a nonprofit, you are constantly looking for resources and ways to leverage resources. Are you ready to build your capacity to serve? Would you benefit from working with subject-matter experts? Would you like to use an online tool for Board meeting management? Learn more about the Nonprofit Membership Program.



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Calendar of Events

Member Webinar
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

To Be or Not to Be a 501 (c) (3)
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Introduction to Finding Funders
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BoardEffect Training
Mon, 28 Apr 2014
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How to Handle Stress
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Leadership Communication Survival Guide: A Starter Manual
Thu, 01 May 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quickbooks for NonprofitsEvent spans multiple days
- Canceled
Wed, 07 May 2014 -
Fri, 09 May 2014

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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