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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Community Foundation
San Antonio Area Foundation

November, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

This holiday season, the San Antonio Area Foundation family wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving. In observance of the holiday, the Area Foundation will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. We will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, November 28.

10 Marketing Tactics Every Fundraiser 
Needs to Know

Bridget Brandt, President & CEO of the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, will share her  marketing secrets on Tuesday, December 6through this fun, interactive class. The workshop will cover 10 marketing tactics designed to help promote your organization and raise more dollars, including direct mail marketing, e-mail marketing, social media marketing, website design, video marketing and much more! 
Register today at

Area Foundation Awards 76 Grants Totaling 
Over $2.1 Million

Our Annual Responsive Cycle 2 grantees have been named! We awarded $2,149,526 for animal services, arts and culture, children and youth, community-at-large, medicine and healthcare, and senior programs this week. See the list of grantees at

Applications Open for Biomedical Grants, 
Deadline December 5

Biomedical Research

Our Biomedical Research grant application is now open! Deadline to apply is Monday, December 5, 2016 at midnight through our online grants center. Grants are awarded on an annual basis for cancer, diabetes and heart disease research. To learn more about the application process and requirements, visit 

Get On Board! Connects 160 Professionals With 
Over 70 Nonprofit Agencies

Get On Board!, San Antonio's newest board recruiting summit, was a success. More than 160 professionals connected with over 70 nonprofit agencies seeking the next generation of board members and volunteers on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

“This is our first year at Get On Board!, and what a great event it turned out to be! I’m so glad we came. I’ve met some great nonprofits and potential board members. Thank you for inviting us,” said Reverend Lili Kristan, Executive Director, J-Jireh Ministries, Inc. 

Thank you to everyone who attended Get On Board!

Learn more about Get On Board! by visiting

Area Foundation and UIW Offer Supervisory Management Certification Program

The San Antonio Area Foundation, in partnership with University of the Incarnate Word's (UIW) H-E-B School of Business and Administration, offers a professional, non-academic certification for mid-level and/or first-time nonprofit managers. This program is designed to equip nonprofit staff with the management and supervisory skills needed to successfully lead a team of people.

Register today at 

Mark Your Calendar!

 Upcoming workshops, events and grant deadlines.

December 01: SNP Phase I Grant Deadline
December 06: 10 Marketing Tactics Every Fundraiser needs to Know
December 08: Texas Connector Workshop
December 13: Training and Development for Nonprofits
December 14: Board Principles - Responsible Fundraising
December 15: To Be or Not To Be a 501 (c)(3)
December 15: Finding Funders Library Training

 Learn more about how we help nonprofits fulfill their missions.


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