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Founded
1951
Size
Medium
Changing Lives
Established in 1951, Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS) works to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty. GSCS provides comprehensive services to more than 5,000 individuals across six (6) locations around South Texas. GSCS actively serves as a place of change, reaching out to support thousands of people working to improve their lives and to overcome the challenges of poverty.
Founded
1958
Size
Giant
Live united
Since its first campaign in 1940, when San Antonio business leaders banded together to raise funds for those in need in our community, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. It remains the largest and most respected private health and human service organization in Bexar County, supporting 110 high-quality programs at 60 agencies. Now, United Way is engaging the community to get to the heart of problems. Here in San Antonio, United Way focuses on three critical areas - improving early care and education for children, strengthening families to become more financially stable and developing individual capacity for success.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Changing lives, one house at a time
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian housing organization working in partnership with God's people in need to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God's love in action. We work with very low-income families whose total income is generally 25% - 60% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in "sweat equity" where they support and help build their own house and that of their neighbors. Monthly mortgage payments average $375 to $425.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Start Something.
Founded in 1976, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas works to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Intensive Bible Teaching from a Messianic Jewish Perspective
Ariel Ministries was created to evangelize and disciple our Jewish brethren. Today, Ariel Ministries has plunged directly into the mainstream of Jewish missions by combining the two key areas of evangelism and discipleship, with a heavy emphasis on Bible theology and doctrine. We seek to develop a balanced program of reaching out to others, as we grow in maturity ourselves. And, today, there are thousands upon thousands of Jewish Christians eager to live well-balanced lives.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Recruiting, training, and supervising court-appointed volunteer Advocates
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) was founded in 1984 by the National Council of Jewish Women to serve children in Bexar County. The mission of CASA is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes. It is our hope to provide an Advocate for ever child who needs one. The efforts of CASA's volunteer Advocates help ensure Bexar County's foster children are receiving the necessary medical, developmental and educational attention they need and deserve.
Founded
2011
Size
Medium
Guiding families from crisis to care
The mission of Any Baby Can is to serve families of children and youth facing serious health and developmental challenges. Founded in 1982, to provide information and support to families in accessing resources for their medically fragile children, Any Baby Can has grown and sustained programs and services in response to new and ongoing needs of families of children with serious special needs. Any Baby Can offers the following programs and services: case management, the core service; parent, family, sibling counseling and support; autism education; health, nutrition and fitness program for children with developmental disabilities and their families; funeral assistance, grief support/counseling; crisis assistance; and prescription assistance. All services are provided at no cost, regardless of income, to families who have a child birth through 17 years of age with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk, in Bexar County and 18 surrounding counties.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting significant works of art
The mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures. In accordance with the highest professional standards, the Museum holds these collections for the benefit of the community and future generations. It is SAMA's responsibility to educate and engage diverse audiences, provide transformational experiences, strengthen our shared understanding of humanity and encourage a sense of wonder and discovery. The Museum conducts more than 500 guided tours annually and provides approximately 200 educational programs each year. Programs include lectures, concerts, films, children's workshops, scholarly symposia, family art activities and special exhibitions.
Founded
1994
Size
Large
Dream it. Fund it.
The Mission of LiftFund is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation to the microlending industry. LiftFund is a designated community development financial institution, or CDFI. CDFIs are working in neighborhoods across the United States to provide affordable, responsible credit, create and sustain jobs, and to stabilize communities. CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Linking hearts, mending spirits, transforming lives
Founded in 1997, the mission of the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) is to foster healing for grieving youth, their families and the community through peer support programs, counseling, training, education and outreach. As the sole provider in South Texas of grief support programs for children through young adulthood, we wholeheartedly devote ourselves to addressing the grief and loss needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. CBCST's goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
Art for life
The Southwest School of Art works to teach, preserve, and advance the visual arts. We expand the creative potential of our community and connect cultures of the world through participatory learning experience. An additional part of our mission is to preserve the former Ursuline Convent and Academy as a place of historic significance. The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, currently offering studio programs for more than 4,000 adults, children and teens annually on its campus. The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, and houses a small history museum, and a lunch café.