San Antonio Area Foundation: Capital and Naming Rights Grants

San Antonio Area Foundation

Grant amount: US $2,500,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 18, 2019 10:00pm PST

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Capital Project, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County Expand all

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This funding aims to support local capital projects and naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos. Grants are reviewed and awarded once a year.

Santikos Charitable Interest Areas:

  • People in Need
    • Individuals with mental and physical challenges
    • Seniors
    • Victims of child abuse
    • Victims of disasters
  • Health
    • Healthcare and wellness
    • Medical research (seed funding)
  • Youth and Education
    • College and university programs - especially those focused on entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Pre-K to 12
    • Scholarships
    • Youth development
  • Arts and Culture
    • Arts education
    • Libraries
    • Museums
    • Public parks
    • Public radio
    • Public television

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Requests to the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, for capital support are limited to organizations that are:
    • 501(c)3 charities, academic and public sector institutions
    • Located in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties
    • Within the charitable interest areas set forth by Mr. Santikos.
  • All proposals must present a significant naming rights opportunity and will be limited to requests for:
    • Renovation, restoration, construction, acquisition and expansion projects
    • Programs
  • All proposals must also meet one or more of the following criteria:  
    • Be new, unique and/or introduce national best practices in the San Antonio area
    • Demonstrate exceptional, potential impact measured by one or more of the following:
      • Number of people served
      • Type and scope of impact it will foster
      • Opportunities for scalability
  • Please note that the application for a capital grant will not exclude organizations from applying for other funding opportunities at the AreaFoundation. 



  • We will not consider proposals for endowments.

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