We are known for our Blue Santa Program, Patricia Calderon Scholarship Program and other ways we assist the community year after year. However, in 2022, we added something new: a one-time grant program to help fellow nonprofits recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
In all, the 14 San Antonio nonprofits, including educational and faith-based organizations, with deep roots in the community and a track record of working with vulnerable populations, received a portion of $77,000 dollars in grant money. From providing hygiene products to those in need, helping struggling families put food on the table, to cultivating a positive relationship between at-risk youth and police officers, the funding went to a variety of causes.
This grant program allowed us to fulfill our mission to the community by partnering with other nonprofits to provide year-round services and assistance to underprivileged, low-income, at-risk children and their families. We felt the best way we could meet the needs of those we serve is to work with other nonprofits who also serve these constituents and whose budgets had been cut due to pandemic funding struggles.
Congratulations to Our 2022 Grant Recipients
Meals on Wheels Madonna Center
United Way San Antonio ISD
Edgewood ISD SA Threads
SA Rising Stars SA Food Bank
Against All Odds Rise Bexar County Health Collaborative
Monster Moms Corazon SA
Divine Equality I AM QUEEN
All grant recipients applied for consideration and were selected based on the following criteria:
“Every day, San Antonio Police Officers work hard to serve and protect our community and give back to those in need,” said Blue Cares Executive Director Amanda Gonzalez. “Our police officers are at the forefront of witnessing resource disparities that significantly hurt families. Blue Cares & SAPOA hope that providing funding assistance will show the community we want to give back, advance trust, and rebuild a stronger and more resilient city.”