San Angelo Health Foundation

OVERVIEW: The San Angelo Health Foundation awards grants for health, education, research, arts, social services, and the environment in San Angelo, Texas and the Concho Valley.

FUNDING AREAS: Community health, education, public health, scientific research, the arts, social services, the environment

IP TAKE: Pitch a proposal for medical equipment, facility repairs, or vehicular assistance, because the foundation regularly awards grants for these purposes in the Concho Valley lately.

PROFILE: Established in 1995, the San Angelo Health Foundation is focused on community health in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. It is a health conversion foundation that provides a wide range of local grants. This funder aims to “enhance the quality of life for the people of the San Angelo area.” Grantmaking areas of interest are community health, education, public health, scientific research, the arts, social services, and the environment.

Common areas of support include the operation of programs to provide charitable assistance and training and educational support for the promotion of general physical and mental health. Both underserved communities and the general population are targets for these programs. Grantmaking exclusions are political groups, religious efforts, individuals, debts, repeat funding for the same program, and fundraisers. Past representative grantees include the Children’s Emergency Shelter, West Texas Boys Ranch, Rust Street Ministries, the San Angelo Fire Department’s first responders, Menard County Hospital District, Howard College, Angelo State University, the Performing Arts Council, and the Art Museum.

This funder provides a wide range of grants, and most fall between $1,000 and $1.75 million. The average grant award is about $83,000. Review a list of past grants on the funder’s website. San Angelo, Texas and the Concho Valley are the funder’s geographic focuses.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from local nonprofits. Grants are typically considered four times per year. There are no deadlines, but it is recommended to submit a proposal at least three to four months before the funding is needed. No electronic submission system is in place, so mail grant applications directly to the foundation. Direct general inquiries to the staff via email at tomearly@sahfoundation.org and dwatson@sahfoundation.org or by phone at 325-486-0185.

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