1. Artist Foundation Of San Antonio
This year, Current readers chose to single out the Artist Foundation of San Antonio from among the dozens of organizations that make up the city's vibrant and robust nonprofit community. Founded by Bettie Ward and Patricia Pratchett, the foundation sets itself apart from SA's rich tradition of arts philanthropy by billing itself as the only local organization with the sole objective of giving directly to individual artists. Since 2006, the Artist Foundation has enriched the work of over 100 artists in Bexar County with more than half a million dollars in grant awards. Last year's winners included multimedia artist Daniela Riojas, composer Matthew Dunne and visual artist Christie Blizard. The Foundation's annual Elf Ball fundraiser is always a must-attend event.
2. San Antonio Pets Alive!
9107 Marbach Rd.
3. San Antonio AIDS Foundation
818 E. Grayson St.