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Over $2.6 Million in Grants Awarded Since Our Inception

Impact San Antonio Grant Recipients 2005-2017

2017 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $448,000

The Magik Theatre

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Focus Area: Arts & Culture

Mission Statement: The mission of The Magik Theatre is to nurture a love and understanding of theatre and literature by providing extraordinary, affordable, professional theatre and education experiences. www.magiktheatre.org/

Grant Purpose: Grant funds will enable us to upgrade our restrooms, wheelchair access ramp, lobby and seating for the benefit of all our patrons. Magik continues to find new ways to serve families with special needs children, including sensory-friendly shows. This grant will ensure these families experience our literature-based performances in a comfortable, safe environment.

Grant Impact: The Magik Theatre is grateful for Impact San Antonio’s generous grant. This award is the foundational building block to make our performance venue at Beethoven Hall more accessible for all our patrons.” –Frank Villani, The Magik Theatre, CEO


Northside Education Foundation/Construction Careers Academy

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Focus Area: Education

Mission Statement: To provide an advanced and rigorous curriculum with a focus on construction technology, construction management, architectural design, applied engineering and real-world experience that will prepare students for studies in higher education and/or a career in a construction-related industry. nisd.net/nef/

Grant Purpose: This grant will enable CCA to expand its programming to better align with the needs of the construction industry, add new certification areas, become the first high school (definitely in Texas, likely the nation) to offer a Department of Labor Apprenticeship program for students interested in entering the skilled trades sector, and to build a dedicated IMPACT show home.

Grant Impact: “The Impact Grant will offer two primary impacts: 1) It will change the lives of approximately 500 students a year, through improved programming and academic options. These students will graduate high school—debt free—ready to enter the workforce and with industry recognized credentials, hands-on experience, and relationships with area employers. 2) Through the IMPACT Home, CCA will demonstrate the quality of work that students are capable of and spread the CCA funding model to other schools and organizations across our city, state, and nation.” — Cassandra Miranda, Executive Director, Northside Education Foundation


The Ecumenical Center

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Focus Area:  Environment/Recreation/Preservation

Mission Statement: The Center is an ecumenical force for hope, dedicated to alleviating suffering and facilitating spiritual, ethical, physical, emotional and intellectual healing and growth for our community and God’s worldwww.ecrh.org/

Grant Purpose: The purpose of the SEEDS OF HOPE GARDEN is to address five Impact San Antonio focus areas:

  • To improve the Medical Center Environment through revitalization of green space, preserving the native trees, offering a sanctuary for butterflies and allowing for a quiet, contemplative space in the medical center.
  • Providing for expansion of the expressive arts programming to include offerings outdoors using the visual arts, therapeutic rhythms, music therapy and poetry and prose writing.
  • It will allow The Center to improve Health and Human Services offerings to the community through increased counseling services using the garden space.
  • To increase the depth and scope of educational experiences by using the new space for workshops for licensed professional counselors, school guidance counselors and play therapy techniques using the garden.
  • By offering the garden space to those receiving care for physical issues and those giving care in the Medical Center area, it will provide opportunities for healing to the community.

Grant Impact: The Seeds of Hope Garden will allow The Center to serve an additional 6,600 individuals next year in a holistic and measurable way using:

  • The Expressive Therapeutic Arts: visual arts, poetry and prose writing, therapeutic rhythms and music therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults
  • Pet therapy using Sadie, The Center’s Service Animal
  • The garden to hold Educational Workshops on using outdoor nature therapy as a therapeutic technique
  • The open garden space, benches, tables, the labyrinth and the patio as a community and medical center resource for doctors, nurses, patients and visitors to meditate, pray or enjoy nature. —Mary Beth Fisk-CEO/Executive Director

Project MEND (Medical Equipment Network for those with Disabilities)

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Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: Project MEND is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and illness through the refurbishment, reuse and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology. www.projectmend.org/

Grant Purpose: The purpose of the grant is to purchase two new vehicles and a medical equipment sanitation machine called a “HUBSCRUB” to increase our equipment intake and processing; ultimately serving hundreds to thousands more people in years to come.

Grant Impact: “The award will be used to improve the quality of life for those living with disability,” said Cathy Valdez, executive director for Project MEND. “Our plan is to purchase two new delivery trucks and a medical equipment sanitation machine that will expand our reach in South Texas and increase our efficiency in the collection, refurbishment and distribution of medical equipment to those living with disability. Lives will be impacted by improved mobility, independence, and self-sufficiency.” — Cathy Valdez, Executive Director, Project MEND


2017 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining four finalists received $12,000 each:

Family Violence Prevention Services
SA Christian Hope Resource Center
Triple H Equitherapy
URBAN-15 Group

 

 

 


2016 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $480,100

Providence Place

Providence Place logo

Focus AreaEducation

Mission Statement: Providence Place is a nonprofit and for purpose organization fostering opportunities.  They empower adults with disabilities and people on the adoption journey by supporting independence and building bright futures with endless possibilities. www.ProvPlace.org

Grant Purpose: To develop and enhance the Work Environment Lab, a newly created program that implements simulated work environments for young adults with disabilities. These labs will immerse students in several work environments and give them hands-on experience with equipment, skills and situations they will encounter in food service, hospitality, office and grocery store settings. These hands on experiences will give the students an opportunity to learn new skills and gain confidence which will increase their employability and help move them toward financial independence.

Grant Impact: “It is an honor to be a recipient of the 2016 Impact San Antonio grant. The collective impact this philanthropic group has on our community is to be commended. Providence Place will use the funds to eliminate employment barriers for young adults with disabilities and work collaboratively with local employers to find meaningful employment for an overlooked group of individuals. The collective impact of this grant is helping establish San Antonio as a disability friendly community. It is exciting to be a part of shaping our community to include more options for those with disabilities.”  —Judith Bell, President and CEO, Providence Place


Bexar County Partners for Youth

Focus AreaEnvironment/Recreation/Preservation

Mission Statement: Bexar County Partners for Youth is an organization created to assist the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department with raising awareness of juveniles on probation, providing much needed services beyond what county government is able to fund, and connecting volunteers in the community with programs within the Department that need additional support.

Grant Purpose: To create therapeutic wilderness programs for at-risk youth in the Bexar County community. The newly constructed Salado Wilderness Trail will be 1.25-mile long and will serve both to conserve and restore the natural environment, and to rehabilitate at-risk youth by allowing them to experience nature. Bexar County children and their families will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature and to support programming to improve outcomes for at-risk children. Additionally, children will be engaged in the maintenance of the trails in order to promote stewardship, ownership, and enhance their sense of community.

Grant Impact: “The Impact San Antonio grant award has provided funding for a public/private partnership, a new way of building our community. This partnership has created a cutting-edge program that enhances and protects the sensitive ecological nature area of Salado Creek and at the same time, promotes and allows the healing and therapeutic intervention of the youths most at risk in our community with our successful Children and Horses Always Produce Success Program of Partners of Youth, Inc. This is a win-win for our community.”   –Judge Peter Sakai


Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.

Focus Area: Family

Mission Statement: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.  www.Family-Service.org

Grant Purpose: To ensure a safe and comfortable setting for children and families being served at Kidshare (a program which combats child abuse and domestic violence) through the purchase of a surveillance camera system and door access control locks, efficiency with more digital storage and laptop computers, and new furnishings for playrooms.

Grant Impact: “Family Service is honored and grateful to be an Impact San Antonio grant recipient in support of our Kidshare program. The $100,000 IMPACT funding will make Kidshare a safe and soothing environment, it will help us to strengthen family relationships by promoting positive parent-child bonding, and ultimately help to break multi-generational cycles of abuse and violence in our community. We just can’t thank the women of Impact enough for their belief in our mission and our programs!”  –Nancy Hard, FSA


Alpha Home, Inc.

Alpha Home logo

Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: The mission of Alpha Home is to offer a pathway of help, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support. www.AlphaHome.org

Grant Purpose: To completely restore an existing home which provides residential drug and alcohol rehab for women 18 years and older. The restored home will provide a more appealing and comfortable environment and women in the residential program will experience an enhanced quality of life.  As a result they will remain in residential treatment for a longer period, which will increase the likelihood of long-term success.

Grant Impact: “Alpha Home was so excited to receive this grant and, on behalf of the ladies we serve, our staff and Board, a huge thank you to the women of Impact SA who voted for an agency that addresses a problem that is still difficult to acknowledge. The $100,000 grant allowed us to renovate a home for the 16 women who live there for 70 to 90 days at a time, and to create a more attractive living environment conducive to helping women complete their residential recovery program. The women we serve do not often have the positive experience of other women who believe in them and their future. These women, who are struggling with substance abuse, understood the women of Impact SA wanted to support them on their road to recovery. Impact SA has proven beyond doubt that it is truly inspirational to our ladies. We are so proud to be a member of the Impact SA family.”  —Angela White, Chief Executive Officer


2016 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining five finalists received $16,020 each:

  • Cibolo Nature Center & Farms
  • Daily Bread Ministries
  • San Antonio Lifetime Recovery
  • Texas Diaper Bank
  • Westside Development Corporation

2015 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $334,000

Magdalena House

Magdalena House logo

Focus Area: Family

Mission Statement: Magdalena House is a transitional home in San Antonio that serves mothers and children who have fled dangerous and abusive lives by providing transformation through education, nurturing community, and programming. www.maghouse.org

Grant Purpose: Magdalena House used their Impact Grant to provide substantial funding to complete construction of  a second home on their campus, doubling their capacity.

Grant Impact: “To be awarded this grant of $108,000 meant that our dream of building a second home for women and children fleeing dangerous situations came true. It meant that we were able to double our capacity. It meant that more families living in San Antonio got a second chance at life.”

– Rev. Denise Barker, Founder & Executive Director


Girls Incorporated of San Antonio

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Focus Area: Education

Mission Statement: Girls Inc. of San Antonio puts mission into practice by providing year-round, holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming in a girls-only environment that is physically, socially, and emotionally safe.  Hands-on research based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance.  The primary purpose of all programs is to help girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become.  www.girlsincsa.com

Grant Purpose: Girls Inc. used their Impact Grant to purchase four fourteen-passenger vans thereby addressing transportation, the number one barrier to expand Girls Inc. program delivery.

Grant Impact: “With Impact San Antonio’s support, Girls Inc. of San Antonio addressed the biggest barrier to program delivery, transportation. We can now pick up girls to attend center-based programs throughout the year, including the GIRL Academy Afterschool Program and Spring Break STEAM Camp. Not only did this help build our program’s capacity, but we are now able to truly reach girls in lower-income areas of San Antonio to inspire them to be strong, smart, and bold!” – Lea Rosenauer, President/CEO


Support Lending for Emotional Wellbeing (SLEW)

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Focus Area: Health & Wellness

Mission Statement: The purpose of SLEW Wellness Center is to offer an integrated cancer survivorship program that will improve the emotional and physical health of uninsured, under-insured, and low-income women who are survivors of cancer, or who are undergoing cancer treatments, by offering programs to promote a better quality of life and long-term survival.  www.slewwellness.org

Grant Purpose: To improve and finish-out new space enabling the agency to increase their capacity for serving San Antonio’s most vulnerable cancer patients. Expanded facilities allowed SLEW to continue its current programs and offer expanded activities that include exercise and nutrition education.

Grant Impact:The board of directors, staff, and patients of SLEW Wellness Center were overwhelmed and extremely excited to receive the $108,000 award from Impact San Antonio! The women of Impact SA have made a major impact to ensure that low income, uninsured and underinsured cancer patients will not only continue to receive high quality cancer survivorship services from our agency, but will be able to move into newly renovated facilities and expanded programs that will better serve our community for years to come. Together, we are making a difference!” – Olga Young, Executive Director


2015 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining two finalists received $5000 each:

  • UTSA Foundation
  • Bexar County Partners for Youth

2014 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $338,000

Blueprint Ministries

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Focus Area: Health & Wellness

Mission Statement: Blueprint Ministries is a nonprofit organization in urban San Antonio that provides servant leadership training for youth and adults while restoring homes for elderly, disabled and low-income residents. www.blueprintministry.com

Grant Purpose: To provide 50 inner city homeowners a restored house that offers them safer, warmer and drier living conditions. Restorative work was completed by volunteer teenagers and adults and included replacing or repairing the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, siding, porches, as well as bathroom and kitchen renovations and handicap accessibility.

Grant Impact:  “Impact San Antonio offers a unique and powerful approach to grant funding which creates the ability to make a huge impact in our city. Blueprint Ministries was so very grateful to receive this grant. With help from the Impact Grant, volunteer teenagers and adults restored the substandard homes of 50 inner city homeowners to warmer, safer, and drier living conditions.  I am so grateful for all the efforts of the Impact team and their members. What a difference your organization is making.” – Dee Dee Sedgwick, Executive Director


Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio

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Focus Area: Education

Mission Statement: To enhance the educational, social and moral development of San Antonio’s youth, ages 6-18 years old.  www.begreatsa.org

Grant Purpose: To help move at-risk teenagers on the Westside of San Antonio from an unattractive, cramped, and debilitated leased space to a new building on the campus of the Calderón Branch. The funding was used to construct a building specifically designed and equipped for teenagers to include a Learning Center/Tech Lab, lounge, and open space for programs, games and group activities.  Teenagers now have daily access to Calderón’s gym, pool, and outdoor courts, an important draw.

Grant Impact:  “Boys & Girls Clubs was honored to share our story with the women of Impact San Antonio and were ecstatic about this award, but it’s our teens who were the most excited. Impact helps us serve them and their families better by allowing us to relocate our Teen Center to the Calderón Campus so we can serve Westside youth 6 to 18 years old all in one place.” Angie Mock, CEO


Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives (RMYA)

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Focus Area: Family

Mission Statement: RMYA creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse. www.rmya.org

Grant Purpose: To purchase desperately needed heating and air conditioning units, and repair or replace duct and vent work, at the San Antonio Campus. Prior to these additions and repairs, the Bridge Emergency Shelter and Counseling Center were unbearably hot in the summer and very cold on winter days. The grant provided a more comfortable environment for children struggling to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect.

Grant Impact: “On behalf of the thousands of children and families we help, we were thrilled to be selected as a $100,000 grant recipient by the members of Impact San Antonio. With the help of Impact San Antonio, we can now ensure that the children in our care will be able to better focus on their recovery from the trauma of abuse and neglect.” – Bill Wilkinson, CEO


2014 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining two finalists split the $38,000 balance and each received a $19,000 Support Grant:

  • The Playhouse San Antonio: Cellar Theater Renovations
  • The Friends of Government Canyon: ADA-Accessible Interpretive Trail

2013 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $308,000

Boys Town Texas Inc.

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Focus Area: Family

Mission Statement: Boys Town Texas has been serving children and families of the Lone Star State through a wide variety of programs since opening its doors in 1989. The site’s Foster Family Services SM program provides safe homes in the community for children of all ages who have special care needs. Our Community Support Services SM offer Common Sense Parenting ® classes for parents who want to improve the child-rearing skills they have and learn new ones. www.BoysTown.org

Grant Purpose: To renovate 20 bathrooms in its five campus foster homes. The homes are 24 years old and over 500 children have lived in them.  New bathrooms encouraged improved personal hygiene while reducing the risk of infection since, after so many years of use, the facilities could no longer be thoroughly cleaned.

Grant Impact: “The 100K award was absolutely amazing. So many great things happened last night for Boys Town, Abby and Foster Parent Pam Farmer. The IMPACT Impact SA made on the lives of the families and children at Boys Town will never be forgotten! Again thank you for your generosity! We are blessed because of each of you!”
– Joyce Horner, Director of Development


Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)

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Focus Area: Environment/Recreation/Preservation

Mission Statement: Since 1979, CAMP has been providing recreational programming for children and adults with developmental, intellectual, medical, behavioral, and physical disabilities.  www.campcamp.org

Grant Purpose: To support building its new Waste Water Treatment Plant, a critical piece of infrastructure necessary to maintain current programs for individuals with special needs in the community, to support future program and facilities growth, and to protect its natural environment.

Grant Impact: “CAMP is honored to have been chosen as one of Impact San Antonio’s ‘big winners.’ The ‘impact’ these women are making in bettering our community – and specifically for CAMP, in helping us strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs and those who care for them – is simply remarkable. – Dr. Brandon Briery, CAMP’s Chief Program Officer


Christian Senior Services – Grace Place

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Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: Grace Place provides socialization and activities for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. These activities focus on the strengths and remaining abilities of clients, and are facilitated by staff trained in dementia care. www.christianseniorservices.org/grace-place

Grant Purpose: To assist with its Alzheimer’s Activity Center Enhancement and Expansion project, which increased licensed capacity at its Northeast facility by enlarging the patio, doubling the activity space, adding a quiet room, providing commercial grade indoor and outdoor furniture and building an accessible entrance ramp. At its Northwest location, these funds provided a nurse’s station, permanent storage cabinetry, small group activity space and a quiet room for participants who need rest and calming activities.

Grant Impact:The Board of Directors and staff of Christian Senior Services could not be more pleased and proud to be the recipients of this incredible award! With these funds we will not only improve the quality of care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia attending Grace Place, but will be able to help even more caregivers who need respite and support in their difficult journey. We feel the love, Impact San Antonio!”


2013 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining two finalists each received $4,000:

  • AVANCE
  • San Antonio Cultural Arts

 

2012 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $215,000

San Antonio AIDS Foundation

San Antonio AIDS Foundation logo

Focus Area:  Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: To prevent the spread of HIV and to provide comprehensive services to individuals affected with HIV/AIDS.  www.sanantonioaids.org

Grant Purpose: To improve their skilled nursing inpatient unit by constructing new wheelchair-accessible bathing facilities, acquiring 27 new hospital beds and a Posey bed,  and improving the medication room with new shelving, cabinets and medication carts.

Grant Impact:  “The San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s inpatient skilled nursing and hospice program provides compassion and love, along with quality medical care for people with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation was ecstatic with joy on learning that we were chosen as one of the $100,000 grant recipients. Funding from Impact San Antonio enables SAAF to improve the comfort, quality of life and health for our inpatients through new bathing facilities, new beds and medication room improvements. Again, thank you all for what you do for our community.”  – Jill Rips, MA, MPhil, Deputy Executive Director


SAY Si

Say Si logo

Focus Area:  Arts and Culture

Mission Statement: SAY Si serves San Antonio’s youth as a year round, long-term, nonprofit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. www.saysi.org

Grant Purpose: To provide additional student mentors and visiting artists, and to purchase equipment and furnishings for its new visual and media art studio spaces that expanded the Project WAM (Working Artists and Mentors) program that serves middle school students.

Grant Impact:  “We are honored and grateful to Impact San Antonio for their support. The grant could not have come at a better time as the organization was investing in new construction on campus. The funds fulfilled our mission to expand our facilities to increase enrollment to San Antonio’s creative youth.”  – Jon Hinojosa, Executive Director


2012 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining 3 finalists each received $5,000:

  • Center for Family Relations
  • Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
  • University of Texas Foundation: Clinic for Effective Autism Treatment

2011 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $121,000

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)

Christian Assistance Ministry logo

Focus AreaHealth and Wellness

Mission Statement: To share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis.  www.christianassistanceministry.org

Grant Purpose: To renovate its outdated facilities, bringing both upstairs restrooms to ADA compliance and repairing plumbing fixtures; creating a men’s restroom and a family restroom; and building a much-needed ramp for improved access for physically disabled clients and parents with strollers.

Grant Impact: “CAM was honored to be selected.  This was a life-changing gift that has ensured we can continue to serve our clients with dignity, safety and grace. CAM is a grassroots nonprofit created to serve people in our community, and is truly made possible by San Antonio citizens coming together to serve their neighbors. Impact SA bestowing this grant on us is just another example of the power of working together to make a difference—a REAL difference! Funding from Impact San Antonio for those important repairs to our building has meant long-term sustainability, and CAM won’t have to use dollars for continued repairs that can instead be used to serve people.” -–Dawn White, Executive Director


2011 Support Grant Recipients:

The remaining 4 finalists each received $5,250:

  • Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas
  • San Antonio AIDS Foundation
  • Say Si
  • Children’s Bereavement Center

2010 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $100,000

Daily Bread Ministries

Daily Bread Ministries logo

Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: To help people reach their full potential by connecting resources with needs in partnership with businesses, churches, and nonprofits. www.DailyBreadMinistries.org

Grant Purpose: To purchase a $100,000 refrigerated truck to redistribute more food to the hungry of San Antonio.

Grant Impact: “Prior to receiving this grant and purchasing the refrigerated truck, Daily Bread Ministries was limited to the amount of food we could pick up, meaning an abundance of food was thrown away. Because of the Impact SA grant, we are able to give hope, love, and feed the many that are hungry…to the tune of 4.9 million pounds of food year to date. We enjoyed the simplicity of the grant process, and its procedures. Each and every one of the Impact members is special, and we are forever grateful.”  – Chuck Farmer, Executive Director

2009 Impact Grant Recipients – Total Grants Awarded: $101,000

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)

Focus Area: Arts and Culture

Mission Statement: The mission of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, is to enhance education, enrich the community, and transform lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing, and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth. www.yosa.org

Grant Purpose: To develop and implement a comprehensive music program of daily after-school violin and cello lessons to more than 100 students on the west side of San Antonio, in partnership with the Good Samaritan Community Center.

Grant Impact: “Because of this grant from Impact SA, these students from Title I schools are experiencing classical music for the first time in their life. They then have an opportunity to participate in other YOSA programs with students from all over San Antonio, thus engaging with students from outside their own neighborhood. As we worked on our presentation, we focused on telling the story of the students in the project. As this meant including our teachers, the students and their families in the presentation, it really opened their eyes to what it takes to secure funding for a project like this. It was particularly rewarding to see the students reaction as they realized they had been vital helping YOSA secure funding for the project from which they benefitted.”  – Steven Payne, Executive Director


2009 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining 4 finalists each received $250 :

  • Daily Bread Ministries
  • Family Violence Prevention Services
  • SnipSA
  • San Antonio Youth Centers

2008 Impact Grant Recipient – Total Grants Awarded: $105,000

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Focus Area: Family

Mission Statement: Transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community. www.stjudesranch.org

Grant Purpose: To develop a transition program in San Antonio for young adults 18 years and over. The funds purchased furniture, computers and vans as they moved into the city. A guide was also developed on Transitional Living Program development, for use by others.

Grant Impact: “This grant was so important to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. It enabled us to move our Transitional Living population into the San Antonio community where our young adults were closer to work, school and opportunities to really practice independent living skills and master them. Thank you, Impact San Antonio! –Erika Boyd, Community Relations Manager


2008 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining 4 finalists each received $1,250:

  • Headwaters Coalition
  • Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
  • TEAMobility
  • Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

2007 Grant Recipient – Total Grants Awarded: $52,000 

Jump-Start Performance Co.

Jump-Start logo

Focus Area: Education

Mission Statement: Jump-Start Performance Co. is dedicated to the discovery and support of new ideas in the arts and arts education.  By encouraging visionary thought and non-traditional approaches, Jump-Start is committed to the creation of art that is a lasting voice of diverse cultures and communities.  www.jump-start.org

Grant Purpose: Jump Start Performance Company used its $50,000 grant for its Arts and Education Program to expand the Historias y Cuentos (Stories and Tales) project into two new elementary schools and to develop a curriculum guide for teachers.

Grant Impact: Jump-Start has truly been “impacted” in the best way from the Impact San Antonio grant we received. Smart Art, the lesson plan guide that was created as part of the project, has been a real boon for teachers and students alike. It’s also been a tool to help us leverage additional funding for the Historias y Cuentos program.”  – Sabine Zenker, Development Director


2007 Support Grant Recipients

The remaining 4 finalists each received $500 :

  • Gemini Ink
  • Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
  • Kinetic Kids
  • Center for Family Relations (formerly San Antonio Kids Exchange)

2006 Grant Recipient – Total Grant Awarded: $33,000

Christian Senior Services

Christian Senior Services logo

Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mission Statement: To promote the dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer’s care.  www.ChristianSeniorServices.org

Grant Purpose:  To purchase a new truck for its Meals on Wheels program.

Grant Impact: “With our grant from Impact SA, Meals on Wheels was able to purchase a delivery vehicle to replace one of the trucks in our fleet that had become unreliable and expensive to maintain. Because so many vulnerable seniors absolutely rely on home delivered meals to maintain their health and independence, these trucks are, quite literally, their lifelines. Our friends at Impact SA, we are truly grateful for their support.” – Sharon Baughman, CEO

Impact SA’s first grant – Total Grant Awarded: $25,000
2005 Grant Recipient

The ARC of San Antonio

Focus Area: Education

Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. www.arc-sa.org

Grant Purpose: To help convert office space into six new classrooms for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This expansion added an additional 4,500 square feet and increased its program by 48%.

Grant Impact: “In 2005, Impact San Antonio graciously granted The Arc of San Antonio $25,000 for an expansion that was vital to us since we remain a source for working parents who need specialized after-school, summer and holiday care for children with disabilities, as well as the increasing number of young adults who are transitioning out of school-based programs.” -–Beth Green, Director of Development

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