The San Antonio Area Foundation announced that it has awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations in this year’s annual round of competitive grants.
The Area Foundation awarded a total of 72 grants in the areas of animal services, arts & culture, biomedical research, community & human services and medicine & healthcare for 2013.
“This is a very competitive grant process among many organizations doing great work in the community,” said Lydia Saldaña, program officer for community and research grants at the Area Foundation. “We work hard to honor the priorities of donors who have funds at the Area Foundation while addressing a broad range of needs in the community.”
Grants for 2013 include 68 awards totaling $1,102,795 in the “Community Grants” category and four awards totaling $110,045 in the “Biomedical Research” category, which the Area Foundation selects through a separate, competitive process.
To see a list of the 2013 Biomedical Research and Community Grant recipients, please go to www.saafdn.org, click on “Apply” at the top of the page and then click on “Grants” in the dropdown list. On the left side of the Grants page, click on “2013 Community Grant Awards by Alpha Order.”
The San Antonio Area Foundation, established in 1964, is San Antonio’s community foundation, which makes grants from funds established by individuals, families, businesses or other entities to support charitable causes in our community. The Area Foundation manages more than $230 million in assets and has distributed more than $200 million for scholarships and grants to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Antonio.