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$3.2M Awarded to 119 Programs for 2016 Annual Responsive Grants Process
San Antonio Area Foundation

November, 2016


The San Antonio Area Foundation has awarded more than $3.2 million throughout 2016 to 119 nonprofit programs in the areas of animal services, arts and culture, children and youth, community-at-large, medicine and healthcare, and seniors in Bexar and surrounding counties. Funding is awarded in two cycles as part of the Area Foundation’s “Annual Responsive” grants process.

“Our annual responsive grants are awarded through a competitive application process, and they reflect the priorities of the donors who made the funds possible,” said Lydia Saldaņa, program officer for annual responsive grants at the Area Foundation. “The generosity of our donors makes it possible to provide funds for a wide variety of needs in our community. We’re thankful that our donors entrust us to identify critical needs and to select the most qualified nonprofit programs that will make the most impact in our community.”

The full list of nonprofit recipients is included and can also be seen by visiting

The total funding amount for cycle two is $2,149,526 to 76 programs (awarded in November). Grant funding by category:

  • Animal Services – 18 grants totaling $569,228

  • Arts and Culture – 23 grants totaling $735,635

  • Community-at-Large – 20 grants totaling $442,132

  • Seniors – 15 grants totaling $402,531

    The total funding amount for cycle one (awarded over the summer) was $1,060,813 to 43 programs. Grant funding by category:

    • Children and Youth - 24 grants totaling $531,050

    • Medicine and Healthcare - 19 grants totaling $529,763

      TOTAL ANNUAL RESPONSIVE GRANTS FOR 2016 is $3,210,340.

      For the Area Foundation’s grants processes, nonprofits submit applications for funding. The applications are vetted by staff and presented to advisory committees, made up of community members that are experts in the program area. Community members read all applications, make site visits and rank the requests for scoring and tallying to determine the recipients. The Area Foundation offers two cycles per year of “Annual Responsive” grants, among several other separate processes. Cycle one awarded $1,060,813 for Children and Youth and Medicine and Healthcare. Cycle two has awarded $2,149,526. The Cycle two process opened in June 2016 and closed in July 2016. Cycle one grants will reopen in January 2017 with a deadline of February 2017.

      For more than 50 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has served as the community foundation for the San Antonio area. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and $900 million in assets. Since 1964, $305 million for scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life in our region. Learn more about your community foundation at 


      For more details, go to$3.2M%20Awarded%20-%20SA%20Area%20Foundation.pdf



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