Zachry Foundation: Texas Grants

OVERVIEW: The Zachry Foundation focuses on the San Antonio area, with top interests including education and the arts. 

FUNDING AREAS: Education, Arts, Health, Science

IP TAKE:  The foundation keeps a low profile and does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals. 

PROFILE: Incorporated in 1960, the Zachry Foundation's Texas grantmaking focuses on the San Antonio community. The foundation's minimal web presence lists a few trustees and an executive director, Ann Zachry Rochelle. Primary interests include education, arts and humanities, and health and social services throughout the San Antonio area.

In a recent year, the foundation gave away around $1.2 million to a short list of grantees. A big winner recently is the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School. The foundation has bankrolled professorships at University of Texas. Other grantees include St. Leo the Great Catholic School - San Antonio, Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, Symphonic Society of San Antonio, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Cancer Therapy Center, and San Antonio Botanical Garden. 

The foundation does not appear to spread its money widely. Typically it selects a handful of grantees to support, often on a multiyear basis. Again, Zachry is primarily concerned with the San Antonio community. Those working outside this region will face tough sledding. 


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Anne Rochelle
2330 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78248