How to Give
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 funds that allow you to focus on making a difference now. From donor advised funds with the option to suggest grant recipients, to field of interest funds focusing on your charitable interests (such as education, environment or the arts), our giving options are flexible and tailored to meet your needs. To see a comparison of the different funds we offer, click here. You can also leave a legacy by establishing a community endowment fund to support a permanent charitable resource dedicated to meeting community needs today and tomorrow.
By establishing a charitable fund with the Area Foundation, you gain the valuable services of our financial experts and professional staff. We can help you navigate the wide array of gift and planned giving options – from cash and securities to the complexities of real estate, stock, charitable trusts, and the sale and reinvestment of assets. At the Area Foundation, you receive the best in personalized service, professional advice, and competitive investment options. For more information on Planned Giving, click here.
Grounded in strong charitable investment strategies, the Area Foundation provides expert management and administration of gifts, funds, charitable trusts, and supporting foundations. Under the strategic guidance of our Investment Committee, made up of volunteer professionals in the investment industry, our strategy is designed to achieve superior returns while moderating risk. Our expert staff handles the bookkeeping and back office work of giving, granting, and operating with utmost proficiency. Detailed financial statements keep donors and organization’s advisors abreast of your gift fund’s balance and activities.
Fully Tax-exempt Public Charity
Like its national counterparts, the San Antonio Area Foundation is a fully tax-exempt public charity formed to serve a wide range of donors concerned about quality-of-life issues, locally and throughout the country.