Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Healthy Futures of Texas is excited to announce that the San Antonio Area Foundation has selected our organization as one if its 2020 grantees, awarding the agency a $50,000 general operating grant. This is the first year Healthy Futures has received an Area Foundation grant.
We are also delighted to recieve a $10,000 gift from the Valero Benefit For Children, which successfully raised $14 million to distribute even without hosting their annual golf tournament. $1.5 million of this was distributed to San Antonio area non-profits. Valero BFC has supported Healthy Futures annually since 2016.
The Texas Youth Action Network, a project of Texas A&M and DSHS, has awarded the Youth Advocacy Council a $7,000 grant to hire a part time Team Lead to support YAC as they launch their 2020-2021 school year. These funds will not only be useful to evaluate the effectiveness of the position, but they also create a new position which we anticipate will be filled with a YAC alum. This unique strategy will surely benefit the overall impact of our youth-adult partnership, and we hope to disseminate the model to other members of the Texas Youth Action Network. These funds represent a continued investment in YAC that began in 2019.
The combined $67,000 in grants are generous gifts to support our work preparing young adults to make healthy decisions about sex and relationships during the ongoing pandemic. These funds will play a critical role in ensuring consistent delivery of our programs by providing critical investments in virtual education technology and software, as well as supporting our staff and operating expenses.
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to Program Director Anthony Betori at email@example.com.
Note: The San Antonio Area Foundation has served as the sole, designated community foundation for the San Antonio area for over half a century, growing to become one of the top 20 foundations in the nation based on asset size. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals, managing more than 500 charitable funds valued at over one billion in assets. Coordinating efforts with numerous area nonprofits, the Area Foundation serves as a collaborative leader, connecting donors to address key community issues and investing in our future. Since 1964, over $500 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to enhance the quality of life in our region. Learn more about our community foundation at saafdn.org.