NEW REPORT: Insights, Aspirations, and Action: Investing in Asset Building for San Antonio Families. This new study released by the San Antonio Area Asset Funders Network with lead support from JPMorgan Chase reveals significant pockets of poverty in San Antonio that must be addressed by expanding asset building strategies for low-income families. Asset building is the ability to gather resources that will help people spend, save, borrow, and plan for economic advancement and unexpected hard times. READ MORE

And don’t miss this editorial on our report and the economic conditions in San Antonio, as featured in the San Antonio Express-News.

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San Antonio Area AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and middle income individuals and families to build economic well-being. Members can include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help area residents secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. San Antonio Area AFN seeks to connect funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they will be able to share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.

San Antonio Area AFN was launched in 2017 as a regional affiliate of national AFN by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, San Antonio Area Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Texas Capital Bank, McKenna Foundation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Membership is open to funders who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for San Antonians, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial capability and coaching, or micro-enterprise. San Antonio grantmakers should contact Frances A. Gonzalez if interested in joining this chapter.

How We Work

  • Educate: San Antonio Area AFN members learn from each other and from other organizations as they seek solutions to local challenges related to health wealth, financial coaching, and household financial well being.
  • Elevate: San Antonio Area AFN is positioned to highlight promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field through funder-only dialogues as well as other convenings. Members provide an insightful regional voice to inform national conversations.
  • Influence: San Antonio Area AFN engages key stakeholders to grow their knowledge and support. This includes efforts to raise the visibility of asset-building within the broader community of foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions.
  • Grow: San Antonio Area AFN seeks to increase the number of grantmakers and resources focused on economic well-being. Members leverage one another’s interests and investments and actively look for additional funders willing to invest in the San Antonio region.


Upcoming Events


Are you a San Antonio Area grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.


Frances A. Gonzalez,

Steering Committee

Gloria Delgado


Texas Capital Bank

Alfred Breuer

Federal Reserve Bank of Texas, San Antonio Branch

Laura Cabanilla

Wells Fargo

Dennis J. Campa

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Laura Cisneros

WellMed Medical Management

Frances A. Gonzalez

San Antonio Area Regional Program Officer

AFN Staff

Alice Jewell

McKenna Foundation

Patricia Mejia

San Antonio Area Foundation

Perri Rosheger

H. E. Butt Foundation

Shirly Thomas

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Carolyn Watson


JPMorgan Chase

San Antonio Area AFN is grateful for financial support from the following sponsoring and contributing member foundations:

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Firstmark Credit Union
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McKenna Foundation
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
San Antonio Area Foundation
Texas Capital Bank
Wells Fargo