Santikos Foundation Awards $3 Million For Nonprofit Capital Campaigns

Santikos Foundation Awards $3 Million For Nonprofit Capital Campaigns

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, part of the San Antonio Area Foundation, has announced grants totaling $3 million in support of capital projects at six San Antonio nonprofits.

The naming grants, which are designed to leverage gifts from other donors to complete a capital campaign, include $250,000 to CAST Tech, an in-district charter school, for the renovation of a building that will house juniors and seniors next year; $750,000 to Texas Public Radio for renovations to the historic Alameda Theater, which will serve as the organization's new headquarters, and to underwrite programming; and $500,000 to the San Antonio Botanical Garden Society for construction of an eight-foot-tall cascading fountain.

In addition, the foundation awarded $500,000 to the San Antonio Boys & Girls Club to help transform an underutilized baseball field next to the organization's Eastside Clubhouse into a youth development park; $500,000 to Hill Country Daily Bread toward construction of an 8,000-square-foot training center, commercial kitchen, and amphitheater; and $500,000 to San Antonio College's Scobee Education Center in support of the John L. Santikos Micronauts program, which encourages youth to pursue studies in a STEM-related field.

"Mr. Santikos would be proud to see how his legacy is being carried out," said Becca Brune, president and chief operating officer for the San Antonio Area Foundation, "and the impact his gift is having to increase the infrastructure and capacity of our nonprofit institutions throughout our community."

(Photo credit: San Antonio Botanical Garden Society)

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