- $50,000 will go to the COVID-19 Response Fund initiated by the San Antonio Area Foundation
- An additional $10,000 will be contributed to the Salvation Army
- These monies are designated by BHFSA as Disaster Grants
- These funds will not affect the usual BHFSA grant cycle
April 3, 2020 (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) — Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio (BHFSA) announced today it will contribute $60,000 to local nonprofits to combat the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. A Disaster Grant of $50,000 will go to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a project also funded by the San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, H. E. Butt Foundation, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Najim Charitable Foundation, City of San Antonio and many other for-profit and nonprofit partners. An additional Disaster Grant of $10,000 will go to the Salvation Army, an organization that BHFSA has supported in the past.
“It is our hope that these grants will help uplift and support our community during this time of crisis,” BHFSA President and CEO Cody Knowlton stated. “Baptist Health Foundation’s mission is to serve God by improving the health of our community, and that goal has not changed.”
The Foundation also continues its yearly process of receiving and reviewing grants from area nonprofits. “We know that this year has presented some unforeseen challenges,” said Brent Salter, BHFSA Program Director. “We are assuring nonprofits that funding for their programs will still be available through the usual grant processes.”
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio (BHFSA) was formed in 2004 to fund not-for-profit healthcare services and education throughout Bexar County and seven surrounding counties. Since inception, BHFSA has awarded 1,165 grants to further BHFSA’s mission of honoring God by improving the health of our community. For more information, visit bhfsa.org.