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.
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.
- Frequent on-air acknowledgement of their organization name during our next fund-raising campaign.
- A listing, link and brief description of their organization on tpr.org.
- The opportunity for additional exposure by offering a significant discount or privilege to TPR members. We will identify your offer on our website at tpr.org in a listing which includes your organization name, address, phone, web address, and a brief description of your performances and exhibits along with the details of your offer.
- 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.
Current Texas Public Radio Community Partners:
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 City Men's Chorale: The mission of the Alamo City Men’s Chorale is:
• To enhance the musical life of the City of San Antonio through an auditioned men’s chorus that provides high quality performances of diverse vocal repertoire.
• To use musical presentations, community involvement, and partnerships to promote social change, healing, and unity to enhance the artistic and cultural life of our community.
• To be an inclusive organization that welcomes and celebrates all aspects of culture in and around the greater San Antonio area. www.acmc-texas.org
Alzheimer's Association - San Antonio & South Texas Chapter: Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. www.alz.org/sanantonio
American Institute of Architects San Antonio at the Center for Architecture at Pearl - 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
Animal Welfare Society of Bandera County: Animal Welfare Society of Bandera County became a 501c3 (not for profit) organization in November 1997. Our mission is to rescue as many cats and dogs as possible from kill facilities. As a non-profit organization devoted to the resuce of defenseless animals, we are reliant on your generosity. www.awsbc.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
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
Children's Hospital of San Antonio: CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has a long history of caring for the children of San Antonio and South Texas. Since the very first days, our mission has been to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The Children’s Hospital opened in 1959 as the region’s first hospital solely dedicated to the care of children. Early advances in medicine at the Children’s Hospital include a dedicated children’s dental clinic, a three-story surgical tower, and a specialized medical unit for orthopedic patients. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio will be the focal point for a network of pediatric services through the community. There will also be outpatient facilities and clinics throughout the region. Releasing the burden from taxpayers, the not-for-profit system will continue to serve the traditionally low-profit, high touch needs of the pediatric population. www.chofsa.org
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
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
The Circle School: Family Cooperative Serving pre-K through the 8th grade. The Circle School's curriculum is inspired by the work of Nicholas Roerich and a synthesis of methods and insights taken from the work of many educators. Teachers at the school are given freedom to teach to their passions. Teachers continue to study the history of The Circle School teaching philosophy and seek out new ways of ensuring the complete education of each student. www.thecircleschool.org
Ecumenical Center for Religion & Health: The Ecumenical Center - Healing Minds, Bodies, and Souls. The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an interfaith force for hope, dedicated since 1967 to alleviating suffering and facilitating spiritual, physical and emotional healing and growth for our community and God's World through services of counseling, education and consultation. www.ecrh.org
Esther Vexler Yoga School: The Esther Vexler Yoga School is a non-profit hatha yoga school that was established in 2007 to honor Esther Vexler, an inspirational teacher and pioneer of yoga in San Antonio. Our purpose is to provide affordable hatha yoga education; educate the public about the benefits of yoga; encourage collaboration in our yoga community; conduct outreach programs for the underserved in our community and region. www.evyogaschool.com
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
Friends of St. Thomas Episcopal Church & School: Episcopal Church & School in far north central San Antonio with a strong community focus. www.stthomaskids.com
Gemini Ink - Readers & Writers: Gemini Ink nurtures writers and readers and builds community through literature and the related arts. At Gemini Ink we believe human story in all its diverse and complicated forms and genres - from poetry and fiction to memoir and oral tradition - is essential to developing compassion and richness in both individual and community life. We encourage focused reading, writing, and exchange at every level, from elementary school student to incarcerated youth and from the polished professional to the elder who has always wanted to record her family stories. 513 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 734-9673 www.geminiink.org
Greater 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
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
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 avoid teen 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.healthyfutures.org
Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas: The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas will provide the State of Texas with an institution that will champion historical Hispanic legacy and heritage from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. It will help to educate, elevate and celebrate the Hispanic experience in Texas. www.hispanicheritagecenteroftexas.org
Inspire Fine Art Center: Our Mission: Provide enriching and therapeutic art education experiences. Foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts in the community through creative cultural engagement. Provide opportunities for working artists. www.inspirefineart.org
Institute for Drug Development at the Cancer Therapy Research Center - UTHSCSA: The IDD has set unprecedented standards for the development of anti-cancer agents, playing a key role in the pre-clinical and clinical development of 20 new cancer drugs that were subsequently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In 2011, the IDD opened 11 first-in-human Phase I studies where we also enrolled the very first patient into each of these important studies. www.ctrc.net
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, insects, and wild 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 www.tx.audubon.org/mitchell.html
My Ride to Wellness: The My Ride to WellnessT program offers complimentary transportation to and from treatment appointments for indigent cancer patients. This community outreach program was launched in San Antonio, Texas in 2009 to fill the expanding need for indigent cancer patients to get to their appointments. This program was an immediate success and continues to have an endless supply of patients eager to qualify for this service. Each My Ride to Wellness van can provide around 3,000 rides (1,500 round trip) per year, operating from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. ACRCF gives indigent cancer patients as many rides as is necessary for treatment. Other programs, unfortunately, have a maximum number of rides, leaving patients without transportation. ACRCF is extremely proud of this program and hopes to expand into other regions in the near future. My Ride to Wellness is a subsidiary of the American Cancer Research Center Foundation. www.acrcf.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
Planned Parenthood Trust of 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.pptrust.org
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
Providence Place: Providence Place offers hope, support and education to individuals facing spritually, emotionally and physically challenging circumstances, enabling them to lead richer, more independent lives. We serve expectant mothers facing unplanned pregnancies and families wanting to adopt; young adults with disabilities and those who are deaf and who, through life skills and work training, gain confidence and the ability to live more independently; compatible non-profits that share resources and programs on our campus for mutual sustainability and growth. www.provplace.org
St. Luke's Episocopal School: Situated in the heart of Alamo Heights and Olmos Basin, the school is a Christian community dedicated to academic and personal excellence, lifelong learning, and service to others. They offer a co-educational program for academically qualified students in grades PK3 - 8th. www.sles-sa.org
San Antonio Chamber Choir: The San Antonio Chamber Choir is an ensemble of professional voices dedicated to enriching the cultural life of South Texas through artistic performances of the finest choral music. www.sachamberchoir.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 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
San Antonio Federal Credit Union - SACU: SACU appreciates the opportunity to serve you, as one of the oldest credit unions in the nation, serving more than 263,000 members in San Antonio, Houston and in communities across the country through our Manufactured Housing division. Strong and well capitalized, SACU received the highest ratings for capital and soundness in an examination performed by the NCUA, our government regulator. Your savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), administered by the NCUA. The NCUSIF is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government and has never required a bailout from the federal government. www.sacu.com
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 Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB): The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB) creates opportunities for individual independence by providing rehabilitation programs and employment opportunities that measurably improve the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals. www.salighthouse.org
San Antonio Mastersingers: The mission of the San Antonio Mastersingers is to provide our community with life-enriching experiences through the the performance of choral repertoire tha engages the audience, challenges the singers, raises funds for worthy charities, and supports the development of inspirational and educational opportunities through outstanding musical performances. www.samastersingers.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 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 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
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
Security Service Federal Credit Union: Security Service has always defined industry leadership by more than just size and market share. Our internal measures of success extend to corporate responsibility, volunteerism, and participation in the communities we serve. This culture of service starts at the top of our ranks and extends down through our Volunteer Corps of hundreds of employees. www.ssfcu.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
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 .
Solar San Antonio: Solar San Antonio works to decrease energy costs and improve the quality of life in San Antonio and South Texas. Their focus is on implementing Renewable Energy Technologies, Affordable Housing, High Performance Schools , Green Building, and educating the public and local decision makers.www.solarsanantonio.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. For fifteen years 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
Texas Association of Public Schools Property & Liability Fund: The Texas Association of Public Schools 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 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
UT Medicine San Antonio: UT Medicine San Antonio is the medical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. We are teachers. We are researchers. But most importantly -- we are doctors. We work to bring the best and latest in medical care to the citizens of San Antonio. We have some of the world's leading experts in all branches of medicine. We offer primary care and more than 60 different medical specialties. It's how We Make Lives Better. UT Medicine is an academic medical practice. This means it is like a private medical practice but it is based in a medical school and the doctors are faculty members. Many people go to academic medical practices but don't know it. MD Anderson and the Mayo Clinic are academic medical centers. We see patients in several locations but our clinical home is the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), conveniently located in San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive. We accept most major health plans as well as Medicare. Visit us online at www.UTMedicine.org. Call (210) 450-9000 for an appointment or to refer a patient. www.utmedicine.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
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing is at the forefront of nursing education.We lead excellence in nursing leadership through our innovative teaching, quality research, compassionate care and community service for our South Texas community and the world. As part of the only Tier 1 research university in South Texas and one of the major academic health science centers in the nation, our school of nursing is the only school in this region to offer doctorate nursing degrees. With the increasing shortage of well-trained nurses in Texas and across the country, our school is committed to preparing nursing students to meet today's complex healthcare field. Students are invited to explore graduate and undergraduate programs. www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/students/openHouse.asp
Villa Finale: Villa Finale, a National Trust Historic Site, is the former home of San Antonio preservationist and civic leader, Walter Nold Mathis. Located in the King William National Historic District, Villa Finale features tours, programs, and exhibitions. 122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 223-9800 www.villafinale.org