San Antonio Area Foundation

What is San Antonio Area Foundation?

Since its inception in 1964, the San Antonio Area Foundation has been a partner in philanthropy with a growing network of dedicated individuals, families, businesses, and community groups. Working together, we strive to successfully address the charitable needs of our South Central Texas home and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

Established through a trust created in memoriam to San Antonio business leader and philanthropist Nat Goldsmith, the Area Foundation’s mission is to help donors achieve their charitable goals for the greater benefit of the community. Today, the San Antonio Area Foundation is one of the top community foundations in Texas.

Who are eligible for the San Antonio Area Foundation?

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, colleges and universities, churches, or governmental bodies serving Bexar and surrounding counties.

How to apply for the San Antonio Area Foundation?

All Grantseekers must register to access the online application. User activation time is normally 2 business days.

How much funding is available for the San Antonio Area Foundation?

Each year, we receive many requests but have limited resources. Therefore many exemplary applications cannot be funded. After extensive review, Community Advisory Committees submit funding recommendations to the San Antonio Area Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.

We award both full and partial grants. Biomedical Research Grants will be awarded in March 2011. Community Grants will be awarded in May 2011.

Where to send applications for the San Antonio Area Foundation?

Applications must be submitted electronically. Any application sent to an individual staff member of the Area Foundation cannot be accepted. No faxes or hard copies will be accepted. When you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated response stating the Area Foundation has received your application. If you do not receive an automated response in the form of an email immediately after submitting, please contact Lydia Saldaña at (210)228.3753 or

For more information on the San Antonio Area Foundation, contact:

Lydia Saldaña at (210)228.3753 or

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