Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby San Antonio, TX. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Building strong, stable, and secure military families.
Operation Homefront builds strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they work so hard to protect. By connecting the American donor community (individuals, foundations and corporations) to our military families through robust array of valued and life-changing programs that address the specific short-term, critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring family support needs they experience, Operation Homefront is able to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent in military life. The result: stronger, more stable and more secure military families.
Raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, we help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education. Today, the Foundation donates about $11 million a year to assist companion animals across the country. The organization is funded through donations raised during seasonal fundraisers conducted in Petco's 1,000 plus stores in all 50 United States, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions.. The majority of the funds raised remain in the community in which they were raised, but the Petco Foundation is also involved in many national animal welfare efforts. The Petco Foundation's mission is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (#33-0845930).
Together, We are Federation
Founded in 1922, the Jewish Federation is dedicated to building a strong Jewish community in San Antonio and worldwide through its annual campaign, and by providing quality opportunities for Jewish individuals and families. The Jewish Federation of San Antonio is dedicated to perpetuating Jewish values by taking care of others, educating people and involving them in Jewish life. We identify the issues facing our community and address them with our partners. For us, it's what being Jewish feels like. Our Federation strengthens our community when we act together to welcome people, feed the hungry, rescue those in danger, support our connection to Israel, celebrate our heritage and teach our children.
Giving God's children a faith, a family, a future
Providence Place (formerly Methodist Mission Home) was founded in 1895 in the wake of a dramatic and spontaneous conversion experience by Madam M. L. Volino who ran a brothel on San Saba Street. Inspired by a street revivalist, Madam Volino returned to her house in the red light district vowing to begin a new life. Providence Place offers hope to individuals facing spiritually, emotionally and physically challenging circumstances, so they may lead enriched, rewarding and satisfying lives. Through professional guidance and compassionate support, teens and young women facing unplanned pregnancy and families considering adoption make mutually beneficial decisions. Through transitional education, including life skills and vocational training, young adults with disabilities and those who are deaf develop confidence and competence to reach their personal level of independent living.
Step into a masterpiece. Experience a treasure.
For more than half a century, the McNay has entranced visitors with its superb collection of modern masterworks and beautiful architecture. First opening to the public in 1954, the McNay has become one of the most distinctive museums of modern art in the nation, nearly doubling in size in 2008 with the opening of the Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions. Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, to Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley.
Adult & Family Programs
Teen Challenge of Texas provides adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order for them to become productive members of society. By applying Biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge came to Texas in 1968, with the opening of the San Antonio campus, then called the Westwood Center. Teen Challenge of Texas now operates five campuses in Texas in the San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas.
Hope. Nourishment. Friendship. Safety. Dignity. Love.
To promote the dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer's care. Christian Senior Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving senior residents of Bexar County for over 30 years. Founded in 1977 as a joint venture between St. Johns and Grace Lutheran Church, the agency began delivering a total of eight meals daily to homebound seniors and established an adult day care center for five of their senior clients. Today, our agency is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Bexar County providing services to adults over the age of 55. Christian Senior Services proudly operates Meals of Wheels of San Antonia, Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Center, and Senior Companion Program.
Breaking the cycle of family violence
The mission of Family Violence Prevention Services is to break the cycle of violence and to strengthen families by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through delivery of emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education, and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly. Established in 1977, FVPS serves over 8,000 victims of domestic violence, primarily women and children, annually with a comprehensive range of services that foster long-term stability and freedom from violence. Intervention with children is a priority, in order to heal families and stop the intergenerational cycle of violence.FVPS operates the Battered Women and Children's Shelter, offering 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency shelter; individual case management services; professional counseling; parenting education; on-site school (Pre-K-12th Grade) and primary medical and dental care; literacy and computer literacy classes; and legal services.
Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.
The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) is to fight hunger in southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1980, SAFB serves as a clearinghouse by receiving and storing truckloads of donated food, produce, and other grocery products. SAFB distributes these items in manageable quantities to approximately 400 service agencies that help people in need.
Providing safe temporary living accommodations for critically ill children and their families.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio is to operate charitable facilities, which provide safe temporary living accommodations for critically ill children and their families while receiving medical treatment in the San Antonio, Texas area. The intent is to provide a home away from home where families in similar circumstances can interact and lend and receive mutual support. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio will also support other causes that improve the lives of children in our community.
Inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives
The mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden society is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Community events sponsored by the Botanical Society heighten public awareness of the Botanical Garden. Marketing and public relations efforts further extend the role of the Botanical Society in making the Botanical Garden a compelling attraction for the City of San Antonio.
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries, founded in 1983, is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency. SAMMinistries does this by providing transitional housing, employment development, education assistance, and San Antonio's largest resource for homeless prevention services to families and individuals in Bexar County. SAMMinistries also provides volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve.
Public radio for San Antonio and the Hill Country
Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates three non-commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas and KTXI 90.1 FM broadcasts to the West Central Hill Country. Before TPR's founding in 1988 San Antonio was the last large community in the country where listeners could not find the full range of public radio programming on their radios. Now San Antonio and the nearby Hill Country are among the best places in the world to listen to the best that public radio has to offer in presentation of great musical art, in-depth news, civil discourse about issues and educational entertainment. Our pride is heightened every day when listeners and supporters tell us our programs make a major difference in their lives.
Expert Care for Abused Children
ChildSafe, formerly known as The Alamo Children's Advocacy Center, was founded in 1992. ChildSafe is a children's advocacy center, Bexar County's only agency providing specialized services to children who have been sexually abused and to their supportive family members. ChildSafe provides a safe, child friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, and medical and mental health professionals can share information and coordinate strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child.