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Annual Responsive Grant Deadline is Feb. 10
San Antonio Area Foundation

January, 2017

Two Weeks Left to Apply for Children and Youth, and Medicine and Healthcare Grants

Our Annual Responsive Grants cycle one application is almost coming to a close! These grants fund programs that enable children and families to lead safe and productive lives, as well as programs that promote healthy lifestyles. The deadline to submit a grant application is Friday, February 10, 2017 at midnight.

To apply, please visit

Learn About the Application Process for High School Completion Grants on Feb. 7 and 8

In 2011, the Area Foundation launched the High School Completion initiative. Since inception, we have awarded $2.8 million in grants to nonprofits providing out-of-school time programs to Bexar County students in third through ninth grades. 

Attend one of two information meetings on February 7 and 8, 2017 to learn about the application process for the High School Completion Grants. 

The grant application opens Monday, February 6, 2017 and closes on Friday, March 10, 2017 at midnight.

Reserve your seat at

Francisco Gónima to Lead Workshop on Increasing Staff Performance

Join us on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for an interactive peer-to-peer learning session about improving staff development and performance through a person first leadership style. 

Our Person First Leadership - Meeting People Where They Are workshop will be led by Francisco Gónima, an executive coach, community facilitator, and social sector strategist. 

Visit to register.

Supervisory and Management Certification Program Now Underway

Our Supervisory and Management Certification Program kicked off last week.

“The program curriculum provides an opportunity to sharpen skills needed to run a successful nonprofit organization. The facilitators engage the participants to dissect real-world management challenges. The lessons learned will provide sustainability for my organization and increase the ability to invest in my team.” - Brandon Henson, Executive Director, Youth Orchestra San Antonio. 

This program is made possible by the Area Foundation in partnership with the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of Incarnate Word.

Learn more about our Supervisory and Management Certification Program at

Submit Your Phase I Strengthening Nonprofits Soon to Prepare for Phase II Application Deadline in May

Beginning in 2017, Phase II grant applications will be accepted once a year. The deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017.

Nonprofits that complete the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) and meet with board and staff to discuss the results are eligible to submit a Phase II application. Submit a Phase I application soon to enable your agency to take the CCAT. The next deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

Find out more about our SNP grants at

Techniques and Tips to Build a Positive Staff Relationship, February 8

Improve your communication and learn how to connect in ways that inspire others at our Communication vs. Connection workshop on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

Register now at

Mark Your Calendar! 

Upcoming workshops, events, and grant deadlines.

  January 31: Person First Leadership  
  February 1: SNP Phase I Deadline
  February 6: High School Completion Grant Application Opens
  February 7: High School Completion Grant Information Meeting
  February 8: High School Completion Grant Information Meeting
  February 8: Communication vs. Connection
February 10: Annual Responsive Grants Cycle One Application Deadline
February 16: Basic Grantwriting
February 21Team Building
February 23: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
February 23: Finding Funders Library Training
February 28: Strategic Planning for Volunteer Program

Learn more about how we help nonprofits fulfill their missions.


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