San Antonio Area AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility. 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, McKenna Foundation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. San Antonio grantmakers should contact Katie Sirakos if interested in joining this chapter.

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

Upcoming Events

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT : Accelerating the American Dream: Virtual Lunch & Learn Series With AFN & Texas 2036
For working Texas families, what driving forces shaping economic security and mobility do we need to pay attention to?What policy goals hold the most promise … REGISTER

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST : Assessing the Risks to the Future of Texas: Virtual Lunch & Learn Series with AFN & Texas 2036
For working Texas families, what driving forces shaping economic security and mobility do we need to pay attention to?What policy goals hold the most promise … REGISTER

CLICK HERE for more information and resources from our past events.

Chapter Highlights

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.

San Antonio in the News:

CLICK HERE for a collection of news on San Antonio AFN and our partners.

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.

Upcoming Events

Steering Committee

Gloria Delgado


Texas Capital

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Dorian Cockrell

JP Morgan Chase & Co

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Jeff Ivey

River City Credit Union

Alice Jewell

McKenna Foundation

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Sandra Martinez

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Patricia Mejia

San Antonio Area Foundation

Perri Rosheger

H. E. Butt Foundation

Stephanie Smith

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Wells Fargo

Carol Zernial

WellMed Charitable Foundation

Katie Sirakos

San Antonio Area AFN Program Officer

AFN Staff

How We Work

  • Inform: 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: 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: Engage 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: Seek 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.

San Antonio Area AFN Archives

View resources from past years’ convenings.