San Antonio Area AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility. 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
- Inform: 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.
- Connect: 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.
- 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.
- Build: 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.
Regional Focus Areas
- Integration of Asset Building and Safety-Net Services
- Focus on Highest-Need Geographies and Populations
- Access to Products and Services that Support Asset-Building
- Support Local Policy Work to Ensure Public, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Efforts Complement Each Other
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Are you a San Antonio Area grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.
Frances A. Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Capital Bank
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch
JP Morgan Chase & Co
River City Credit Union
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
San Antonio Area Foundation
H. E. Butt Foundation
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
WellMed Charitable Foundation
San Antonio AFN 5th Anniversary Celebration
San Antonio AFN celebrated 5 years of learning, sharing, and investing in our area. Attendees joined Mayor Nirenberg, Michael Ramsey (City of San Antonio), Vice Chancellor Dr. Sammi Morrill, and more philanthropic leaders for an engaging morning of discussion reflecting on how local partners are operationalizing investment strategies in San Antonio and effectively supporting and advancing equitable wealth building. LEARN MORE
Reimaging Economic Justice: Philanthropy’s Role in Community Wealth Building & Strategies for Implementation
On November 10, 2022, San Antonio AFN held a presentation of the AFN Funder Primer On the Road to Racial and Economic Justice and invited participants to engage and reflect on actions. LEARN MORE
San Antonio AFN Members Invest in Two-Year GBI Pilot
With a goal of developing a permanent basic income program, research findings from this pilot will be key to sustain the program beyond 2023. Read more here.
Insights, Aspirations, and Action: Investing in Asset Building for San Antonio Families
This brief offers a fact-based analysis to inform investments and collaborations to expand asset-building options for low-income San Antonio families, to foster economic resilience, increased financial health, and prosperity. Read the full report here.