San Antonio Area Foundation’s Annual Responsive Grant deadline is July 20

San Antonio Area Foundation

Annual responsive grants are awarded in two grant cycles on an annual basis in the areas of: animal services, arts and culture, children and youth, community-at-large, medicine and healthcare, and seniors.

Those eligible to submit applications include nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, churches or governmental bodies that serve Bexar and the following surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson.

You must select which cycle you will submit your application in for the Annual Responsive Grant process. If you submit your application in cycle one and your application is approved or denied, you cannot submit an application in cycle two.

Whether you are approved or denied for an Annual Responsive grant, you are eligible to apply for any and all of the following grants processes: Biomedical Research, Capital/Naming Rights, Disaster Relief, High School Completion, Special and Urgent Needs and/or Strengthening Nonprofits.


Cycle one:

The application process for cycle one will is currently closed.

Congratulations to our 2018 cycle one grantees!

Funding Categories:

Children and Youth
Programs that enable children and families to lead safe and productive lives.

Medicine and Healthcare
Programs that promote healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on reducing obesity and diabetes, are preventative in nature or educate the community in prevention, and/or increase access to comprehensive healthcare, including dental, vision and mental services.


Cycle two:

For more details on the application process, please download this PPT presentation. A sample grant application is available here.

Congratulations to our 2017 cycle two grantees!

Funding Categories:

Animal Services
Programs that improve the health and wellness of animals, educate our community about animal care and/or provide spay/neuter and/or adoption services.

Arts and Culture
Programs that promote accessibility to the arts, encourage broad participation from all parts of our community and/or provide arts education and outreach.

Community-at-Large
Programs that improve the safety and welfare of vulnerable and under-served populations, increase chances for individual/family success and self-sufficiency.

Seniors
Programs and services that enable older adults to live healthy, safe and vibrant lives.

Senior Responsive Grant Making will occur in early August. The intent is to intentionally align our senior grant making strategies to complement and support the work of our Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) initiative. Learn

about our comprehensive overview of the SALSA initiative and strategic direction. We anticipate funding in Fall 2018.


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