Nonprofit Community Partners

Artistic expression, public service, and grassroots initiatives are the pulse of the community — they circulate the vitality that feeds into the distinctive character of San Antonio and the Hill Country. Texas Public Radio values community initiatives and is committed to raising awareness of the abundance of nonprofit organizations in the area.

Texas Public Radio Community Partners is a collective of local nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated their support for public radio. This community initiative is designed to create connections between our listeners and the nonprofit community at large in an effort to strengthen the growth of local public service providers, artistic organizations, and awareness-raising groups.

  • Page down to see the list of current TPR Community Partners

Why partner with Texas Public Radio?

The quality that distinguishes public radio listeners from other media audiences enables nonprofits to raise more focused and effective awareness of their mission and events. Our audience possesses a strong appreciation for creativity and curiosity, public service and community involvement. They are savvy business leaders, enthusiastic volunteers, generous philanthropists and connoisseurs of arts and culture. In short, they are an audience that is amenable to supporting the mission of local nonprofit organizations.
 

By establishing a relationship with Texas Public Radio through a Community Partnership, member organizations receive:

  • Weekly recognition, for one year, of their organization name on the TPR station of their choice. Weekly announcements begin once first installment payment or payment in full has been received, depending on billing options selected.
  • A listing, link and brief description of their organization on tpr.org.
  • Two invitations to our annual Corporate Supporters Gathering will be reserved in your name.

TPRs Community Partners program features a pricing structure that can meet the needs of almost any nonprofit at almost any budget level. To inquire about tailoring a Community Partnership to meet the needs of your organization, contact Texas Public Radio.

Please note that our Community Partner rates have changed as of Jan. 1, 2014. For multiple stations add the combinations you want to get your total. Weekly mention begins once first installment payment or payment in full has been received, depending on billing options selected. 

  • $510/year — KSTX 89.1 FM San Antonio
  • $340/year — KPAC 88.3 FM San Antonio
  • $297.50/year — KTXI 90.1 FM Hill Country
  • $127.50/year — KTPR 89.9 FM Big Country
  • $127.50/year — KVHL 91.7 FM Highland Lakes
  • $127.50/year - KTPD 89.3 FM Del Rio

For more information contact Stephen Custer. Email: stephen@tpr.org or phone: 210-801-8226



TPR's Community Partners

04 Arts Foundation for Arts in Education: 04ARTS, a non-profit organization founded by visionary educator and artist Penelope Speier, brought the VTS to San Antonio in response to an absence of innovative arts education programming in the inner city schools. The program incorporates the participation of community visual art institutions and a public school district. After recruiting the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), and the assistance of a private funder, the project of the San Antonio VTS began in 1998. www.04arts.org

Admiral Nimitz Foundation at the National Museum of the Pacific War - Fredericksburg: The only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to our victory may never be forgotten. www.nimitz-museum.org

AdvancingWomen.com: AdvancingWomen.com, first on the Net to 'level the playing field', for women and diversity candidates, provides resources and job boards for women, diversity, education and tech candidates; for organizations deploying diversity recruitment initiatives through our diversity job board at Careers.AdvancingWomen , or sourcing highly specialized tech talent, database & network administrators at our tech board, All Top Tech Talent .  For fresh momentum for your organization, hire fresh talent/top performers at www.advancingwomen.com.

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation: The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a grassroots advocacy, educational, and support organization established for women and men with breast cancer and for those concerned about breast cancer issues.  Our mission is to end breast cancer by assisting patients, informing policymakers and expanding knowledge through education and community outreach. Our vision is a world free of breast cancer.  www.alamobreastcancer.org

Alamo Council of the Blind: The Alamo Council of the Blind has advocated for blind and visually impaired persons since 1986. We are a local 501 (c) 3 tax exempt membership organization, and a chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Texas. We welcome new members of all abilities. We are proud of our Scholarship Program and of our annual awards presented to visually impaired students. Other programs include our Sensitivity to Blindness workshops. Since 201 we have been contacted with Star Shuttle to help their paratransit drivers learn best practices in guiding and working with visually impared passengers. Newer projects are our Accessible Technology Program, and our Children's Christmas Fund for visually impaired students. www.acbsatx.org

American Institute of Architects San Antonio at the Center for Architecture - AIA San Antonio: AIA San Antonio unites the community of architects to advance architecture as a professional craft and share a more livable and sustainable future. www.aiasa.org

American Research Center in Egypt: Active in supporting scholarship, training, and conservation efforts in Egypt.  Among ARCE's many great achievements is our relationship with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) within the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.  ARCE is viewed as making important contributions that serve to help Egypt directly in its pursuit of cultural heritage preservation.  www.arce.org

AtticRep - The Resident Theatre at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts: AtticRep is a professional theatre company in resident at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. From its inception in 2005, AtticRep has sought to engnage the San Antonio community in a dialogue that informs and provokes change. AtticRep has presenting both original performances and contemporary works from emerging and established playwrights such as Edward Albee, Catherine Bush, Yussef El Guindi, Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Harrower, Harold Pinter, Sam Shepard and Octavio Solis. AtticRep is dedicated to challenging the creative imaginination of our community, creating immediate and intimate performance-driven theatre, inspiring dialogue that informs and provokes change.  www.atticrep.org

Autism Treatment Center - San Antonio: The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. ATC is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include residential, educational, therapeutic, adult programs, diagnostics and research. www.atcoftexas.org

Bihl Haus Arts: The Mission of Bihl Haus Arts-Creating Community through the Arts-is founded on the belief that each person, when given a chance, will achieve significant personal, social, and cultural growth through the arts.  Www.bihlhausarts.org  TPR members receive 5% off on all artwork purchased by the member.  www.bihlhausarts.org

Boy Scouts of America - Alamo Area Chapter: Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives. www.alamoareabsa.org

Briscoe Western Art Museum: The Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. www.briscoemuseum.org

Cafe Commerce: Our Goal at Café Commerce is to make entrepreneurship easier, and to strengthen the support infrastructure for small business owners. Café Commerce is for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Café Commerce connects a network of partner organizations throughout San Antonio for entrepreneurs and small businesses that want to develop the entrepreneurial mindset, launch new ventures, accelerate existing businesses, enhance employee engagement through training and community participation, promote partnerships and collaboration, and educate entrepreneurs on proper business tenets - all at no charge to you or your clients! Café Commerce is located at the downtown library (600 Soledad St, San Antonio TX 78205) and is a one-stop shop where entrepreneurs and small-business owners can go to get information, resources, market data and guidance to start and maintain their business. www.cafecommercesa.org

Celebration Circle: Celebration Circle is an inclusive, multi-faith community with a creative approach to spirituality. We honor and nurture the Sacred in ourselves, each other and all Creation. www.celebrationcircle.org

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas: The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas provides hope and healing for grieving youth, their families, and the community. This mission is carried out through peer support programs, counseling, training, education, and outreach - all offered free of charges. The Center's primary goal is to help children heal, and to prevent ongoing pain and problems from unresolved grief.  www.cbcst.org

Children's Chorus of San Antonio: Bringing choral music education and performance opportunities to our children and youth from San Antonio and surrounding communities.  www.childrenschorussa.org

The Children's Shelter of San Antonio: The Children's Shelter is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited corporation that has been providing services to San Antonio and Bexar County since 1901. The mission of The Children's Shelter is "Providing safety and well-being for children and their families through leadership and innovation."  The vision of The Children's Shelter is "Happy children, nurturing families, strong communities." Our core values are respect, compassion, optimism, integrity, excellence and innovation. The Children's Shelter's services have expanded from emergency shelter care to a continuum of care of emergency shelters, foster care, adoption, residential treatment care, child abuse prevention and teen pregnancy programs.  www.childrensshelter.org

ChildSafe: ChildSafe is a Child Advocacy Center, the only one in Bexar County that provides specialized services to children that have abused, neglected or sexually abused. ChildSafe provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, Child Protective Services, prosecution, and mental health professionals work together to create a unique plan to help each individual and family traumatized by abuse heal, as well as work with law enforcement to bring perpetrators to justice.  www.childsafe-sa.org

The Chow Train: Founded in 2005 by Joan M. Cheever to serve the hungry, food insecure and homeless residents of San Antonio, gourmet, restaurant quality and healthy food on the streets of San Antonio. The Chow Train received its 501c3 nonprofit status in March 2011. Cheever has been cooking for the hungry and her “street peeps” for many years. The Chow Train is a nonprofit food truck that serves hot, healthy and restaurant quality meals to the hungry and homeless and those individuals who are temporarily homeless like the residents of the devastated towns of Joplin, MO, Moore, OK, La Place, LA and those who lost their homes in the Bastrop fires.  www.thechowtrain.com

Church of Reconciliation: Church of Reconciliation is a progressive faith community in the Episcopal tradtion, practicing radical inclusion.  We are located on Starcrest, two blocks north of Loop 410 North.  Our vision is to be "catalysts and connectors unleashing God's abundance to bless and transform ourselves, our neighborhood and our world."  www.church of reconciliation.org

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm of Boerne: In 1988, Carolyn Chipman Evans approached the leaders of the small community of Boerne and asked for their help in restoring and preserving 100 neglected acres of public land.  
After countless volunteer hours dedicated to cleanup, restoration and trail building, the Cibolo Nature Center opened to the public on Earth Day 1990.  The center embraces four distinct ecosystems: riparian forest, live oak savannah, tall-grass prairie and spring-fed marsh.  www.cibolo.org

City of Marble Falls: Founded in 1887 by General Adam R. Johnson and incorporated on May 18, 1907, Marble Falls is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on the Colorado River. It is centrally located 47 miles northwest of Austin and 85 miles north of San Antonio, in the middle of the Highland Lakes area, the largest chain of lakes in Texas.Before the dam was built to form Lake Marble Falls on the Colorado River, there were falls of marble giving the name Marble Falls to the City. The falls are now under water and only visible on those rare occasions when the LCRA lowers the lake for repairs.  www.ci-marble-falls.tx.us

City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD): The Department for Culture & Creative Development is the local arts agency for the City of San Antonio funded by the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The DCCD's mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio Citizens and visitors alike.  www.getcreativesanantonio.com

City Year San Antonio: City Year San Antonio is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. City Year AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. www.cityyear.org/san-antonio

Communities in Schools of San Antonio: Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools of San Antonio was established in 1985 by a group of concerned community leaders to address our city's high dropout rate.  The founders’ vision was to provide a positive environment for at-risk students, insuring their access to educational opportunities, social services and support services.  By developing positive self-esteem, confidence and respect, CIS-SA helps to realize the ultimate goal of young people graduating from high school and going on to reach their highest potential as successful citizens, positive contributors to the community and full participants in society. www.cissa.org

Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country: The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country helps donors and nonprofits come together to work for a common goal. Whether you’re a donor trying to find the right cause to support, a nonprofit looking for donors, or someone trying to establish a fund or scholarship, The Community Foundation is here to make sure your cause is our cause.  www.communityfoundation.net

Covenant Presbyterian Church: Covenant Presbyterian Church is a community united in joyful response to the grace of God. We welcome people of all ages and life circumstances with their questions, doubts, and varied perspectives. We respond to God's grace through engaged worship, compassionate service, and an inspired curiosity. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 211 Roleto Drive (near Loop 410 & Northwest Military Drive). www.covenantcares.org

CPS Energy: CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally 0wned energy company. Thanks to our diversified menu of fuels, we can provide our customers in San Antonio and surrounding areas with affordable and reliable power while being sensitive to the environment. We are constantly striving to meet the changing needs of our customers. From grid optimization to solar power, we're also building valuable partnerships with companies who share out belief in clean energy, innovation and energy efficiency.  www.cpsenergy.com

Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio: Since 1958, Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio has been dedicated to establishing and maintaining the neighborhood-based programs that increase accessibility to needed services in south San Antonio and Bexar County. Caring people are waiting to help you and your family with child care, primary medical and dental care, social services, health education, preventive services, counseling, home visitation, and other vital programs. We operate five neighborhood centers: DePaul Family Center, DePaul Children's Center, DePaul-Wesley Children's Center, La Mision Family Health Care, and El Carmen Wellness Center. www.dcssa.org

Earn-A-Bike: The San Antonio Earn-A-Bike Co-op (EAB) is a volunteer-driven initiative with a mission to create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services, and education. To achieve our mission, we operate a community bicycle repair shop.  The Shop provides a central forum for  sharing equipment, materials, and expertise and facilitates affordable, practical, hands-on support for cyclist of all ages and skill levels. The San Antonio Earn-A-Bike Co-op is located at 2619 Guadalupe St. in San Antonio, Texas and welcomes anyone who wants to learn about cycling, repairs, maintenance or safe riding. Aside from the pleasure of fixing and riding  bicycles, members of the EAB believe that bikes are a vital vehicle for sociality and movement and they  offer an option to the automobile. The Earn-A-Bike program pairs those in need of bicycles with skilled volunteers to rebuild and repair donated bikes.  www.earnabikecoop.org

Eva's Heroes: Eva's Heroes is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with intellectual special needs by providing an inclusive setting built on four tenets: interact, grow, learn, and love. Based in San Antonio, the organization helps teens and young adults between 14 and up, who have intellectual special needs, integrate and flourish in society. Eva's Heroes offers unique opportunities for these young men and women that they may not be able to experience elsewhere. The organization also hosts special events throughout the year that serve as fundraisers contributing to the enhancement and growth of Eva's Heroes programs. Actress Eva Longoria and Board President Christiane-Perkins Garcia founded the organization in 2006. www.evasheroes.org

Financial Planning Association of San Antonio & South Texas: FPA of San Antonio & South Texas is the community that fosters the value of financial planning, and advances the practice and profession of financial planning. www.fpasatx.org

First Unitarian Universalist Church: Invite, Inspire, Involve - A welcoming congregation. Unitarian Universalists are noted for their openness to new ideas and a diversity of worship experiences.  At First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio has a strong tradition of minister and lay led worship that enlivens and broadens our individual and collective search for meaning.  www.firstuusanantonio.org

Firstmark Credit Union: Firstmark Credit Union (Formerly San Antonio Teachers Credit Union) is a member-owned, locally controlled not-for-profit financial cooperative. It was chartered in 1932, giving it the honor of being the oldest state-chartered credit union in San Antonio, Texas.  www.firstmarkcu.org

Fredericksburg Music Club: The Fredericksburg Music Club originated in 1937 as a small study club in a private home and has now emerged into a music organization of international reputation. We hope that you will join us in ensuring that this tradition continues. There is no charge for these concerts as all concerts are funded through grants, private and corporate donations, through mail or at the door. We are a 501(C) 3 organization so donations are tax deductible. www.fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Freedom Flyers of Burnet: The mission of the Freedom Flyers of Burnet is three-fold, to extend aviation to our youth through our youth programs, to honor our veterans who served in the US Armed Forces, and to reach out to those in need in of humanitarian transportation. www.freedomflyers.org

Friends of Government Canyon: We are hikers, naturalists, artists, mountain bikers, runners, researchers, clean water advocates, and in general, lovers of the outdoors with one common mission: protecting and preserving the Natural Area. Since inception we have recorded more than 200,000 volunteer hours. Here's your chance to get involved and become part of a very worthy cause. www.friendsofgc.org

Friends of the Red Top Jail in Llano: The Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail are committed to the preservation, restoration and promotion of the historic Red Top Jail in Llano. www.redtopjail.com

Friends of St. Thomas Episcopal Church & School: Episcopal Church & School in far north central San Antonio with a strong community focus. www.stthomaskids.com

Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU): We have a simple philosophy. Do what’s right for this generation of members, and we’ll have a chance to do business with the next. That’s why, from our origins as a credit union for city employees to the forward-leaning financial institution we are today, our brand promise has always stayed the same: We promise to put our members’ needs first. We do everything from a needs-based point of view, so that we can discover what’s right for them, not for our bottom line. www.mygenfcu.org

Good Samaritan Community Services: Good Samaritan Community Services is a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty. These services include a child development program, afterschool and summer youth enrichment programs, a college preparatory program, family services and the only nationally accredited senior center in South Texas. What began on the west side of San Antonio in 1951 as a ministry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church now reaches 4,500 individuals and families across seven (7) sites in South Texas. www.goodsamaritancommunityservices.com

Goodwill San Antonio: Our mission is to help change lives through the power of work. Goodwill provides career training and placement assistance for employment. We support our programs through profits generated through the sale of donated goods by our Retail business and revenue from staffing solutions managed by our Contract Services business. We invest our earnings in educational programs provided through our Good Careers Academy, Good Careers Centers and Good Choices services. We envision a community powered by a skilled workforce, successful businesses and a strong economy.  www.goodwillsa.org

Gratitude Community School of Boerne: Welcome!  We are so excited you have decided to visit our blog to learn more about Gratitude Community School. Gratitude Community School is a small, private school based on the philosophy that students learn best in a gentle, respectful teaching and learning environment, offering a wide variety of hands-on activities, and inviting classrooms and outdoor spaces filled with an abundance of natural learning materials.  While we have no religious affiliation, we are dedicated to the principle that we are to love and serve our neighbors, conduct ourselves with kindness, honesty and courage, and always, always be thankful for life's blessings. Gratitude Community School will be enrolling students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade in our initial year.  Our schedule will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Our doors will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to help accommodate working families and allow the children more freedom and play time during the school day. Gratitude is opening in September, 2016 at St. John's Anglican Church, 7 Sisterdale Road, in Boerne.  St. John's brand-new education building (behind the church sanctuary and next to the parish hall) is the home for our new school.  www.gratitudeschool.blogspot.com

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas: Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, formerly known as Bexar Land Trust, Inc., is a local environmental organization in San Antonio, Texas. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to sustaining our natural environment and enhancing urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement, and education. www.greensatx.org

Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas: Over the last 47 years, the society has continued to further the culture and traditions of the Irish in San Antonio. In addition, members strive to be civically active volunteering to serve other not-for profit organizations. As ever, we invite all San Antonians Irish or not, to join us as we celebrate our heritage through various events throughout the year; including our annual Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Hooley every September, Donovan's Run 5k, Shamrock Scramble golf tournament, and the South Texas Alamo Irish Festival, held annually on the second Saturday in March at the University of the Incarnate Word.  www.harpandshamrock.org

Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA): Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) is a 501 (c) (3) community collaborative initiative to enhance access to health and medical care for Central Texas residents through health information exchange (HIE). Supported by major providers in the community, HASA adds to the medical safety net by offering an electronic shared patient record in a safe and secure environment. With this level of connectivity across provider entities, care can be delivered more effectively and conveniently.  www.hasatx.org

Healthy Futures of Texas: Healthy Futures empowers San Antonio youth to make healthy decisions and to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy. We provide effective programs for parents and teens, to fit our community's needs. Our holistic approach helps build stronger families and a more prosperous future for our city. www.hf-tx.org

Highland Lakes Creative Arts: Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA) operates in the space between imagination and appreciation. We are a non-profit organization that fosters and promotes the creative and performing arts, working to create intersections between artists and their audiences in our region. www.hlcarts.com 

Hill Country Animal League: The mission of the Hill Country Animal League of Kendall County is to eliminate the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in the Hill Country area by providing affordable spay/neuter services, promoting animal adoptions and advocating humane education. The vision of the Hill Country Animal League is to have animal unity in our community which includes a collaboration with city, county and rescue organizations to support spay/neuter programs, reducing overpopulation, and promoting animal adoptions from the shelters in an effort to create no-kill shelters in our area. www.hcaltx.org

Hill Country Family Services of Kendall County: Hill Country Family Services exists to aid and empower low income families and individuals residing in Boerne and Kendall County. HCFS strongly believes that with access to high-quality, culturally welcoming services, these families and individuals will be more able to contribute to the social vibrancy and economic prosperity of the community. HCFS envisions a community where every senior, child and family is food secure and empowered with the skills and resources to become productive and self-sufficient citizens.  www.hcfamilysvcs.org

Inspire Community Fine Art Center: The mission of Inspire Community Fine Art Center is to provide enriching and therapeutic art education experiences, to foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts in the community through creative cultural engagement, and to provide opportunities for working artists.  www.inspirefineartcenter.org

Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects: The Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We're pronounced "i-link-up" because that is what we do! Our Mission: Evolve the capital projects industry through sharing of knowledge for optimized leadership, delivery, and performance.     www.i-lincp.org

Kerrville Folk Festival: The Kerrville Music Festivals are family oriented events which are held each year on the Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of the resort town of Kerrville in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our two annual festivals are the Kerrville Folk Festival (18 consecutive days in May & June) and the Kerrville Fall Music Festival (Labor Day Weekend). www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Landa Gardens Conservancy: Landa Gardens Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautify and maintain the grounds at Landa Library, a branch of the San Antonio Public Library. The grounds include the Valero Pavilion, a concrete sculpture designed and created by nationally renowned artist Carlos Cortés. The pavilion can accommodate a concert, can be used as a stage for children’s theater, story hour or puppet show, even a wedding or birthday party. The Gardens include beautiful landscaping, walking paths, benches, playground improvements, more than 7,000 new plants and a community garden.  www.landagardens.org

LiftFund: The mission of LiftFund is to provide credit and service to small businesses that do not have access to loans from commercial sources, and to provide leadership and service to the micro-lending field on a national level. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund provides individual business loans from $500 to $50,000 for startups and up to $250,000 for established businesses. All loan funds repaid to LiftFund are reinvested in the community.  www.liftfund.com

LiftFund Women's Business Center: The LiftFund Women's Business Center, a program of LiftFund, is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, especially women and minorities. We provide innovative business support services like training, roundtables, and consultations, and through strategic partnerships in the communities that we service. The LiftFund Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. Whether you need a start-up business plan, or advice and seminars on business and market planning to grow your business, we are here for you.  www.liftfund.com

Llano Chamber of Commerce:  The mission of the Llano Chamber of Commerce is to engage in projects and activities that have a positive economic impact on the community and serve the members of the Chamber. www.llanochamber.org

Llano County Historical Society & Museum: The Llano County Historical Museum is operated by the Llano County Historical Society. The Museum is funded by the members of the Historical Society, funds from the hotel/motel tax, fund raising activities of the Society and through generous donations of visitors. We urge all citizens of Llano County and others who are interested in the history of Llano County to support their museum. For more information on how you can help, please click on the link to our website: www.llanomuseum.org

Llano County Library System Foundation: Llano County Library System Foundation: The Llano County Library System Foundation exists to fundraise for and support the Llano County Library System. www.lclsf.net

Llano Fine Arts Guild: Llano Fine Arts Guild is a non-profit corporation of local artists working to promote artists, art programs and art education in the community. Please support our programs by donating online to help us keep the arts alive in the Llano community. www.llanofineartsguild.com

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) - Lubbock: LHUCA is a catalyst for the arts! The arts are a catalyst for change and the arts are changing the face, the economy, and the quality of life in Lubbock. Our Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts Campus is a place where people come together to discover the fine art in the everyday and to learn about the creative spirt that abides in each of us. At LHUCA, visitors will have the opportunity to investigate, experience and share in the creative process. become inspired and enrich your life through LHUCA's educational programs, exhibitions, and performances that are offered in our state-of-the-art facilities. At LHUCA: Creative experiences are celebrated. Ideas are shared. Partnerships are formed. Friendships are made. We are building a thriving, exciting, and innovative home for the fine arts in our community and we invite you to become a part of this cultural explosion.  www.lhuca.org

Madison Square Presbyterian Church: A community that is open and welcoming to all people, without regard for nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.  www.msqpc.org

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce: The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation comprised of a voluntary membership of more than 800 area businesses, professional people, and interested citizens who have joined together to improve the economic and civic well being of the area. In other words, we try to be all things to all people all the time; while not really possible, that is our goal. The Chamber's annual budget is roughly $600,000, which comes from event and program revenue, membership income, and hotel occupancy tax. A 7-member board of directors and a 14-member advisory board govern the Chamber's activities, while staff members in two locations take care of day-to-day operations. www.marblefalls.org

Merced Housing Texas: Merced Housing Texas is a nonprofit corporate ministry sponsored by eleven congregations of Catholic women. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families who are economically poor throughout the State of Texas. www.mercedhousingtexas.orghttp://www.mercedhousingtexas.org

 

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.: Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. In addition, MHM provides financial support to established organizations that are already effectively fulfilling the needs of the underserved in local communities through programs and services that they already operate. The mission also includes MHM's one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas. This creates a unique avenue to ensure that the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed, and it provides revenue to MHM for its programs. www.mhm.org

 

Mid-Texas Symphony: Founded in 1978, the Mid-Texas Symphony is a fully professional orchestra presenting live orchestral music in the Mid-Texas region, with concerts in Seguin and New Braunfels. Music Director David Mairs leads the “little orchestra where the best musicians want to play.”  With a friendly atmosphere, free parking, and affordable ticket prices, the Mid-Texas Symphony makes orchestral music available to all.  Every October, the Mid-Texas Symphony presents free children’s concerts for school children in the Mid-Texas region.  Contact 830-372-8089 or mts@tlu.edu for program and ticket information.  PO Box 3216 TLU, Seguin, TX  78155  P: (830) 372-8089  F: (830) 372-8112  www.mtsymphony.org

Mind Science Foundation: The Mind Science Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation established by visionary philanthropist Tom Slick in 1958 to study the unexplored potential of the human mind. We support scientific research and educational programs focused on enhancing our understanding of human consciousness in order to improve the condition of humankind.  www.mindscience.org

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center: Explore a place where nature is continually renewing itself. Where birds, butterflies, and native plants surprise you with a new spectacle around every corner. A place where families, school groups, and individuals can reflect and learn about the natural world just minutes from downtown San Antonio.  10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX  78221  (210) 628-1639  mitchelllake.audubon.org

Monte Vista Montessori School: Monte Vista Montessori School is a true Montessori school for children age 2 through 14.  At Monte Vista Montessori School, we are teaching children how to learn, not just what to learn. www.mvmtx.com

The Montessori School of San Antonio: The Montessori School of San Antonio provides a personalized education to support each student's development while fostering a love of learning. www.montessorisa.org

Montessori School House: Montessori Schoolhouse is not a daycare, although at the end of the day your child will have had a day of feeling cared for! We follow the Montessori Method of learning, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, to help children across a range of intellectual, emotional and developmental levels acquire a sound background for academic skills, creative skills and an interest in pursuing learning. www.mymontessorischoolhouse.com

New Braunfels Blues Society:  The New Braunfels Blues Society, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit 501 (3)c coproration founded in April of 2011, is dedicated to showcasing new, local and seasoned entertainers to inspire, encourage, and cultivate an environment where blues music can flourish in our community. www.nbbluessociety.org

North East Bexar County Democrats: Founded in 1994, North East Bexar County Democrats supports Democratic Party candidates, programs and policies in its area of activities and membership. www.nebcd.org

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University - Fredericksburg & Marble Falls: The mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Texas Tech University is to provide enjoyable and stimulating non-credit learning and cultural opportunities for its members. We are proud and happy to announce that we have expanded our program into the TTU Hill Country locations of Fredericksburg, Junction, and Marble Falls, Texas. We are self-sustaining, supported through membership dues, class fees, an endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, donations and in-kind support from the Texas Tech Alumni Association and Texas Tech University. The Bernard Osher Foundation is committed to the goal of establishing a national network of lifelong learning institutes at universities across the country, and Texas Tech was among the first 70 institutions to receive funding for its program. The Osher network now consists of 119 member institutions with at least one institute in every state, four in Texas, and several at Big 12 schools.  www.depts.ttu.edu/outreach

Our Lady of the Lake University: Inspired by Catholic values and the heritage of the founding Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a community called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life. We aspire to be nationally recognized for our distinctive programs, our expertise in Mexican American culture, and our diverse graduates who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world.  www.ollusa.edu

PFLAG - Kerr County: Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays: Why attend a PFLAG meeting? If your parents, family or friends DO understand: We need them to be mentors to others and to share their experiences with those who need their support. Their stories can be a huge help to other folks who are just beginning to understand what this journey is all about! If your parents, family or friends DON'T understand: Our monthly PFLAG meetings provide a way for parents, family, friends and allies of those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as members of the LGBT community to meet in a safe, caring, non-judgmental and understanding environment, to share their experiences and learn from others who have gone through what they are going through. www.community.pflag.org/kerrville

Partners in Ministry - Texas Hill Country: Partners in Ministry of the Texas Hill Country serves a purpose of having been created for you to participate in good works with your time, talents and treasures. Our history is one of innovative, volunteer-intensive collaborations which collectively have positively impacted the lives of thousands of youth and vulnerable adults in the Texas Hill Country. Our method is leadership which connects people of faith and citizens of good-will for the purpose of uniting their collective influence and resources to resolve vital needs impacting the vulnerable in our communities. Our hearts are compassionate hearts through which we pursue collaborations where volunteers and donors participate in good works honoring God,k benefiting impoverished youth and encouraging service that lifts-up our community. www.partnershillcountry.org

Peterson Regional Medical Center - Kerrville & Peterson Specialty Medical Center of Boerne: Peterson Regional Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit community-based healthcare facility located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Kerrville. We are located approximately 60 miles north of San Antonio and 100 miles west of Austin. Healing with heart, our entire medical family is determined to providing the highest level of care. We're here when you need us and honored to have the opportunity to meet your healthcare needs. www.petersonrmc.com

Planned Parenthood  South Texas: Planned Parenthood's mission is to provide and protect the sexual and reproductive health care and information people need to plan their families and their futures. www.ppsouthtexas.org

Why attend a PFLAG Meeting?
If your parents, family or friends DO understand:
We need them to be mentors to others and to share their experiences with those who need their support. Their stories can be a huge help to other folks who are just beginning to understand what this journey is all about!

If your parents, family or friends DON'T understand:
Our monthly PFLAG meetings provide a way for parents, family, friends and allies of those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as members of the LGBT community to meet in a safe, caring, non-judgmental and understanding environment, to share their experiences and learn from others who have gone through what they are going through. - See more at: http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=224&chid=400&tab=6#sthash.1FCG12fr.dpuf

The Playhouse San Antonio: The Playhouse produces high quality live theatre that inspires, educates, and entertains audiences of all ages. Our passion is to connect our community to the world at large by telling stories that reveal the truth of the human experience. www.theplayhousesa.org

Port San Antonio: Port San Antonio is redeveloping the former Kelly Air Force Base. We create the conditions that maintain and grow quality jobs. Port San Antonio is a tax-exmpt, self-sustaining enterprise that uses no public dollars to run its operations. It was incorporated in 1997 by the City of San Antonio as a separate political jurisdiction of the State of Texas. Its 11-member Board of Directors is appointed by the Mayor and City Council. www.portsanantonio.us

Project MEND, Inc.: Project MEND provides low-income persons with disabilities access to durable medical equipment and fitted mobility services, by receiving donations, recycling and reusing medical equipment, and providing financial assistance for fitted mobility devices. Through these services Project MEND encourages independence, self-sufficiency and help to build self-confidence and self-esteem.  www.projectmend.org

The Rivard Report: The Rivard Report is San Antonio’s leading local news source. We are non-profit and non-partisan. We publish without fear or favor, or any obligation to outside owners or interests. We cover all that is best about San Antonio: its personalities, neighborhoods, businesses, culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment. We tackle the city’s problems and challenges, too, and spotlight innovative solutions. We feature the work of a team of curious, energetic staff journalists and contributions from respected freelance journalists. We encourage lively, civil debate in the comments section that accompanies each of our stories. We regularly publish articles and commentaries from elected officials, civic and community leaders, entrepreneurs and other business leaders, educators and artists, and San Antonians from all walks of life.  www.therivardreport.com 

Riverside Nature Center - Kerrville: The mission of Riverside Nature Center is to develop public awareness and stewardship of the Texas Hill Country's natural resources through education, information and by example. The Riverside Nature Center's vision is to be the recognized center for public education about Hill Country natural resources. Join us to help make our future. www.riversidenaturecenter.org

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives: Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (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

St. Jude's Ranch for Children: Our Mission is 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. Our Vision is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by mending spirits and renewing hope. Our actions are inspired by the following core values: joyful trust in the Lord; a sense of humor; honesty, trustworthiness, integrity and loyalty; exceptional service to children, families, staff, donors and community; professionalism through accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility; teaching our children and young adults to contribute to society; respect the dignity, beliefs and diversity of all people. www.stjudesranch.org

St. Luke's Episcopal School: Founded in 1947 as an outreach of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, St. Luke's Episcopal School provides a superior coeducational environment for PK-Middle School. St. Luke's Episcopal School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (I.S.A.S.) and the Southern Association of Episcopal Schools (S.A.E.S.). St. Luke's Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic background.  www.sles-sa.org

St. Mark's Episcopal Church: St. Mark's is committed to bringing all people to a transformative relationship with Christ, through diverse and creative worship, education, and ministry.  We are a scripture-grounded community, where every person seeks to grow into the full stature of Christ by being empowered for ministry in daily life; by becoming biblically literate; and by practicing mutual accountability.          www.stmarks-sa.org

St. PJ's Children's Home: St. PJ's Children's Home is single-mindedly driven to provide opportunities for children to live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives through a continuum of care of services from infancy to adulthood.  We will constantly strive to provide the best quality programs through on-going attentiveness to the small details that make great programs. The mission of St. PJ's Children's Home is to serve the needs of children and families by providing a safe, nurturing community to heal body, mind and spirit, shape successful adults, and break the cycle of abuse and neglect. www.stpjhome.org

San Antonio Academy of Texas: San Antonio Academy of Texas offers prekindergarten through eighth grade boys an exceptional academic program that features small classes, a family-like atmosphere, the development of a positive self-image and a foundation for life based upon the love of God and country, integrity and respect for each other.  www.sa-academy.org

San Antonio Area Foundation: The San Antonio Area Foundation, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is San Antonio's community foundation helping donors achieve their charitable goals. Since 1964, the Area Foundation has distributed more than $230 million in grants and scholarships to educate youth, preserve the environment, fund research, protect animals and provide community services. www.saafdn.org

San Antonio Astronomical Association: Founded in 1974, the SAAA is located in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States of America. Our members reside primarily in Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, and Medina counties near San Antonio. Our primary purpose is to provide our members and the public education, enjoyment, and entertainment through astronomy.  www.sanantonioastronomy.org

San Antonio Botanical Garden: The San Antonio Botanical Garden supports its mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. www.sabot.org

San Antonio Chamber Music Society: The mission of the San Antonio Chamber Music Society (SACMS) is to bring to San Antonio and its surrounding area chamber music concerts performed by outstanding chamber music ensembles from around the world at affordable prices and to provide educational activities promoting the appreciation of chamber music in general.  www.sacms.org

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber has been serving businesses in San Antonio since 1894. Our goal is to continuously improve the business climate and build opportunities for growth for San Antonio and our region. We accomplish this through programs focused on advocacy, economic development, events, and direct services to our members.  602 E. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205  Phone: (210) 229-2100  Fax (210) 229-1600  www.sachamber.org

San Antonio Choral Society: A performing arts organization in which auditioned singers drawn from the community can participate in providing quality presentations of a variety of choral works to San Antonio and South Texas audiences. www.sachoralsociety.org

SA FILM - San Antonio Film Festival: SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival - The highly anticipated 19th annual San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) is set for June 19-23, 2013. Already one of the largest festivals in South Texas, film industry leaders champion the festival for its diverse and exciting programs and today SAFILM is known for uncovering cinematic treasures every year. Our mission is to serve as an accessible and inclusive platform for artists in the category of cinema and provide cinematic culture to a diverse audience. The San Antonio Film Festival  showcases film from around the world while nurturing, fostering, and developing filmmakers of all ages.  www.safilm.com

San Antonio Human Resource Management Association: The San Antonio Human Resource Management Association is the collective voice of human resource professionals in Central and South Texas, and the leader of choice in advancing the human resources profession in all communities served through strategies, mission critical ideas, and forums. The mission of the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association is to achieve and maintain the highest level of membership loyalty and provide our members with unsurpassed value, satisfaction, service, and opportunity for personal and professional growth.  www.sahrma.org

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet: Our vision is to engage the San Antonio community through access to performances and educational outreach programs for community youth and social service agencies, raise the profile of dance education in San Antonio at a state and national level, and further the city's reputation as a preeminent training center for young dancers and choreographers.  www.sametballet.org

San Antonio Museum of Art: It's not unusual for the first-time visitor to be astonished at the size and scope of the Museum's collections. SAMA houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, as well as Asian, art in the southern United States. The Museum also has a significant collection of Latin American art, from Pre-Columbian times to the present, showcased in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art. Our growing contemporary art collection balances some true masterpieces with notable Texas and regional art.  www.samuseum.org

San Antonio Pets Alive: San Antonio Pets Alive fills the gaps in the community by identifying the problems that leave dogs and cats euthanized at the shelter and creating innovative programs to overcome those specific problems. Currently, we are focused on rescuing the pets who end up at the shelter and helping keep pets from being surrendered to the shelter. While we believe strongly in spaying and neutering, San Antonio already has great programs for those services, so we are focused on helping the pets who have already been born get out or stay out of the kill shelters. www.sanantoniopetsalive.org

San Antonio Public Library: The San Antonio Public Library provides equal and open access to books, information, and technology resources to promote a lifetime of reading and learning, and to contribute to the enjoyment, enlightenment, and economic vitality of our diverse and dynamic community.   www.mysapl.org

San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology: The San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology (SASO) is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded in 1926. SASO's current mission includes the development and promotion of the art and science of ophthalmology, protecting the public's health as it pertains to eye care, and creating a sense of community amongst ophthalmologists in San Antonio and the surrounding area. The membership of SASO is composed of physicians holding a medical degree and trained in the specialty of ophthalmology. All members are required to be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. The SASO website provides patients and their families with a directory of ophthalmologists in their neighborhood, high quality eye-related information, and links to other useful sites that might be of interest. Another important role of the society is to organize educational meetings for physicians in which new technologies, techniques, and scientific information are presented and discussed. The society offers monthly meetings from October - June with guest lecturers from around the country. SASO members are encouraged to keep in contact with one another, exchange clinical information, and stay current with environmental changes in the medical profession on a local and national level. SASO membership compliments membership in the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While the majority of our physician-members are members of these organizations, membership is not require, and SASO membership is voluntary. the society does not license nor does it have legal jurisdiction over physicians. Authority for licensure rests with the State, specifically the Texas Medical Board.  www.eyemds.org

San Antonio Society of Pathologists: The San Antonio Society of Pathologists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the practice of Pathology for the benefit of patients, Society members, and the local community. The Society achieves its mission primarily through sponsorship of monthly and annual continuing education seminars for Pathologists and trainees. www.sanantoniosocietyofpathologists.org

San Antonio Youth Literacy: Our Mission: Reading Buddies provide one-on-one reading assistance to elementary school children. We increase the number of children reading at grade level while fostering their enjoyment of reading. Our Vision: Our vision is that every child in South Texas enters 3rd grade reading at level. www.sayl.org

San Antonio Water System (SAWS): SAWS is public utility owned by the City of San Antonio. It was created in May 1992 through the consolidation of its three predecessor agencies, City Water Board, City Wastewater Department and the Alamo Water Conservation & Reuse District. Since the formation of SAWS, San Antonio has been recognized nationally for its novel conservation efforts and proactive water management planning, making San Antonio water's most resourceful city.  www.saws.org

San Antonio Zen Center: We are a Soto Zen community located at 1442 W. Woodlawn in San Antonio offering meditation, instructions, workshops, and a sense of community. Our resident teacher is Colin Gipson. We are an affiliate of San Francisco Zen Center.   www.sanantoniozen.org

School of Science & Technology: SST Schools are high-performing K-12 college preparatory charter schools focusing on match, science, engineering, and computer technologies. Our schools have provided students from under-served communities the opportunity to excel in their studies in a small classroom environment focused on providing the skills they need to succeed in life.  www.sstschools.org

Schreiner University in Kerrville: Schreiner University, is a four-year liberal arts institution, primarily residential, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in 27 fields of study.  It is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), but welcomes students and faculty of all faith groups.  www.schreiner.edu

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio: The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.  www.sanantonio.shambhala.org

Silver & Black Give Back: Through our unique resources and opportunities, we work to creatively engage young people to enrich their communities. By offering youth sports programs, such as the Spurs Youth Basketball League, and youth-led service programs like the Team Up Challenge, we’ve invested in and empowered hundreds of thousands of young people. Silver & Black Give Back is the nonprofit partner of the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams; the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), Rampage (AHL), Silver Stars (WNBA) and Austin Toros (NBA Developmental League).  For 25 years, our players, coaches and staff have been focused on fostering young talent and enriching the community by encouraging local youth to become responsible adults and give back.  While sport is our business, community is our passion.  www.sbgb.org

Society for Assistance International: The mission of the Society for Assistance International is the character development of children in the current society and help in the Health, Education, Social Welfare of the families globally. Educare in childcare is a concept that redefines the goals of child nurturing to extract the inner strengths of the growing child. Our website is dedicated to bring the concepts of brain development and the role of parenting skills in creating an optimum child who will be immune to adverse environmental influences and consequent mal-adaptive bio-social behaviors. www.saicdp.org

The SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church: The SoL (Source of Light) Center is an interfaith education center for adults who seek to explore the full dimensions of religious faith in the 21st century. We offer classes on topics including major world religions, the environment, social justice issues and the creative spirit. Our teachers are scholars and professionals who encourage open and respectful dialogue. For our current catalog, visit www.upcsa.org .

SOLI Chamber Ensemble: SOLI Chamber Ensemble's mission is to promote the awareness and appreciation of contemporary classical music among all audiences through education, performance and by commissioning new works. As a SOLI contributor, you will be a critical partner in our efforts to bring the exciting new music of the living composers of our time to San Antonio. SOLI has been introducing audiences to contemporary music in a manner that is easy to understand and enjoy. In addition to helping us continue to commission and perform new and fresh music in San Antonio, your gifts help make possible SOLI's outreach concerts for underserved groups, like the residents at the San Antonio Aids Foundation Hospice and the wounded veterans recuperating at the Center for the Intrepid at BAMC. I hope you will consider a gift to help continue the important and innovative work we doing. www.solichamberensemble.com

Southwest Research Institute: An independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization, specializing in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences.  Their mission is to benefit government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology.   www.swri.org

Southwest School of Art: Our institutional mission is 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.  Located at 300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX  78205  (210) 224-1848  
www.swschool.org

Tejano Democrats & Young Tejano Democrats of Bexar County: Bexar County Tejano Democrats'​ aim is to seek full and equitable representation of Hispanics at all levels and activities of the Democratic Party and process.  This includes, but not be limited to: participation in the delegate selection and committee processes at Democratic Party conventions and organizations; selecting, screening, supporting, and endorsing Democratic candidates; holding accountability sessions with Democratic elected officials; publicly advocate on issues relevant to our communities; and when necessary, oppose legislation, policies and laws detrimental to the protection of civil and constitutional rights of Hispanics, women, and all minorities. www.statetejanodemocrats.org/chapters/Bexar_County

Texas Association of Public Schools Property & Liability Fund: The Texas Association of Property & Liability Fund provides liability and property coverage for the majority of the public school districts in the San Antonio area with over two hundred public school districts and community colleges covered state-wide.  www.tapsplf.org

Texas Heritage Music Foundation: 1987, Dr. Kathleen Hudson founded the non-profit Texas Heritage Music Foundation (THMF) to address the principal belief that music and storytelling can bring together a culturally and ethnically diverse community.  THMF began producing free community programs such as the annual Jimmie Rodgers Jubilee and monthly Coffeehouse concerts at Schreiner University.  Thanks to donations from the private sector and from local foundations, these programs have grown every year. www.texasheritagemusic.org

Texas Lutheran University: Texas Lutheran University is a private, four-year, liberal arts and sciences college located in Sequin, or just 35 miles outside of San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin. TLU students gain hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom in challenging and civically engaged academic setting. www.tlu.edu

Texas Lutheran University School of Music: The school of music endeavors to provide and important arts emphasis to the liberal arts education aind to produce qualified musicians and music educators. The inclusion of music in the liberal arts curriculum ensures that all students at Texas Lutheran University will have an opportunity to experience the vital role that music can play in their cultural, aesthetic, and religious lives. The School of Music strives to stimulate growth in the appreciation of music among all members of the student body, and it provides professional training for those interested in a career in music. In addition, the School of Music contributes musically to the total life of the campus. www.tlu.edu/music

THRU Project: The mission of THRU Project is to help youth overcome the challenges of growing up in the foster care system by providing guidance, support and advocacy in order to prepare them for life after foster care. THRU Project is a non-profit organization that supports foster youth as they age out of the foster care system. Oftentimes, these kids are alone and have no one to guide them through this critical time. Many of them end up pregnant, homeless or incarcerated. We recruit and train advisors to provide them one-on-one guidance. We help them get a job, apply for college and set up an apartment. Our mission is to provide them with the resources to achieve a successful life.  www.THRUproject.org

TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas: The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership. www.tminpr.com

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts: The Tobin Center will features a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose 1,759-seat (2,100-seat with flat-floor configuration) performance hall, a 250-seat studio theater, and an outdoor performance plaza connected to the River Walk with a permanent 30 FT video wall and water taxi portal.  www.tobincenter.org

Transplants for Children: Transplants for Children was created in 1986 by Sharon and Eric Sutton in response to their own difficult personal experience in securing a liver transplant for their son. Although having endured the tragedy of losing their son, the Sutton’s were inspired to honor his memory by creating an organization dedicated to assisting families manage the daily challenges associated with the transplantation.  www.transplantsforchildren.org

Trinity University Press: Trinity University Press launched its program in 2002 with a generous grant from the Ewing Halsell Foundation. Since then it has published almost 100 titles and received dozens of awards and countless reviews and notices in nearly every imaginable venue. The press is dedicated to publishing original, compelling, and imaginative work that furthers Trinity University’s commitment to educate for “the personal, lifelong quest for understanding of oneself and one’s place in the world.” Our authors come from across the nation, and indeed from around the world, to bring a broad range of perspectives and ideas that enrich our publishing program and create exciting discoveries for our readers. The press publishes intellectually rich books intended for scholars, students, and the ambitiously curious who appreciate exquisitely written and finely wrought works. www.tupress.org

Unity Church of San Antonio: Unity Church of San Antonio is an inclusive spiritual community rooted in Christianity and teaching from spiritual disciplines around the world.  We emphasize Oneness - Divine oneness and oneness with all beings.  We celebrate the divine nature of all people as we strive to live as the light of the world.  www.unityofsa.org

Unity of New Braunfels: We are an empowering, positive center of practical Christianity; we open minds, transform lives and make a positive difference in the world. Welcome Home! One in spirit, we radiate the Christ-consciousness of peace, love and truth, creating the highest good for all. We are spirit-led. We express love and joy, in gratitude and in service. Together, we are community.  www.unitynewbraunfels.org

University Health System: The mission of the University Health System is to promote the good health of the community by providing the highest quality of care to both inpatients and outpatients, by teaching the next generation of health professionals and by supporting research thereby advancing medical knowledge and improving the delivery of patient care. www.universityhealthsystem.com

University of Texas at San Antonio: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property for Texas, the nation and the world.  www.utsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides an individualized, diverse and multidisciplinary learning environment for students to develop the knowledge, skills and creativity necessary for success in the evolving biomedical disciplines. www.gsbs.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas at San Antonio Executive MBA Program: The UTSA Executive MBA (EMBA) is a rigorous, comprehensive MBA program designed for experienced managers, professionals and rising leaders.  The EMBA program provides a collaborative learning environment where students engage with accomplished faculty and a diverse peer group with relevant experiences and perspectives from a variety of industries. This collaborative environment provides an opportunity to strengthen business fundamentals and acquire advanced skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to career and personal growth. http://business.utsa.edu/emba/index.aspx

The Upstagers: The Upstagers have been performing award-winning live theater in Del Rio, Texas, since 1977.  Twice The Upstagers have been Texas State Champions in the American Association of Community Theaters (AACT) competition, and we have won at Quad level and advanced to State countless other times.  Our doors have always been open to anyone who wants to see a live play or be a part of a live production.  www.upstagers.org

UTSA Pre-freshman Engineering Program - "PREP": The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) is an academically intense, mathematics-based summer program, hosted at institutions of higher education in San Antonio and across the nation The mission of UTSA's Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) is to provide a challenging academic program designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). PREP is a national program with an emphasis on increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. www.prep-usa.org

UTSA SBDC PTAC: The University of Texas at San Antonio Small Business Development Center's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a specialty center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. The SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs, womenowned small businesses, employers, and technology entrepreneurs in a 79-county area. Government Procurement Technical Assistance services are available to the following 17 surrounding continues—Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, Medina, Travis, Williamson, Wilson and Zavala.  www.ptac.txsbdc.org

University of the Incarnate Word:  The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good. www.uiw.edu

Venture Lab: Being an entrepreneur means much more than simply wanting to start your own business. Entrepreneurs are able to identify and anticipate diverse societal needs and create products and services that will fill those needs. They must be able to innovate, think critically, and take calculated risks in order to succeed. Using our ESTEAM framework, we provide experiential learning in Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, teaching students the key mindsets of entrepreneurial thinking, design thinking, creativity, and we provide hands on instruction in technology. www.venturelab.org

Victorious Walk Ministries: Victorious Walk Ministries is based in Kerrville in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The ministry is independent of any denomination or church. We are a faith-based, IRS approved,  501(c)(3)  non-profit organized in 2005.  Our primary purpose is to minister to those in need.  A focus is on individuals seeking better lives and fulfillment by applying Christian principles into their work and families.  We achieve this purpose by providing supported employment and training to individuals preparing for regular employment, and through our efforts to help fund Hill Country area non-profit organizations who also share the same goal. As our communities have high concentrations of senior residents, many of whom are food  insecure, we have an additional focus on helping non- profit service providers to this population meet their financial needs. www.victoriouswalkministries.org

The Village at Incarnate Word: Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those we serve. Our commitment is to show respect for the whole person at every stage of life, focusing on the unique needs of elderly adults. We provide a continuum of care, housing and services while offering compassion, comfort, and opportunities for spiritual growth.  www.iwretire.org

Voices de la Luna: The mission of Voices de la Luna is to publish a quarterly poetry and arts magazine with international flavor and a commitment to inspire, educate, and heal community members through the arts. www.voicesdelaluna.com

Voices for Children of San Antonio: Voices for Children of San Antonio is a research and advocacy organization committed to making young children's issues a priority in the San Antonio community. Our broad areas of interest include abuse and neglect; early car and education; and infant/child safety & healthcare. Our vision is that all our community's children will grow up safe and healthy and with every opportunity to succeed in school and in life, that community investment will improve the quality of life for children and make San Antonio the best place in the nation to be a child. www.voicessa.org 

Warriors Heart - Veteran's Addiction Treatment Center: We are a complete, private, inpatient treatment center for men and women who are currently active and veteran members from organizations who protect and serve the citizens of the United States – Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Police & Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, First Responders and Civilian Warriors. Warriors Heart ® provides private treatment to adult men and women 18 and older who are seeking inpatient treatment for chemical dependency and co-occurring psychological disorders relating to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or the psychological effects of MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury). If you or a loved one are dealing with chemical dependency, need help with substance abuse treatment, or are seeking PTSD therapy, contact us now so we can begin the healing process.  www.warriorsheart.com

The Witte Museum: The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. The Witte Museum will be the confluence of the community, culture, and river. It will be an exemplary center where visitors engage in relevant and thought-provoking experiences. Exhibitions, programs, and collections will connect the past, the present, and future through a dynamic learning environment. www.wittemuseum.org

YOSA - Youth Orchestras of San Antonio: 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