Administrators with KIPP and IDEA say the large demand necessitates growth and more campuses, but funding can be a challenge, particularly for charters.
Philanthropist Harvey Najim and the Valero Energy Foundation will double the amount contributed to local charities in recent grants.
Najim came up with the idea for Super Summer Readers to try to bridge the gap between the previous school year and next, and try to advance learning in the off time.
Local philanthropist Harvey Najim announced a $5 million gift to ChildSafe, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling services to abused children in Bexar County.
When the Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA opens in spring 2017, the Southside community will have a new place for its children to play, exercise, and learn.
Over the next year, United Way will invest $44,140,441 into 138 vetted social, educational, and relief programs and initiatives in San Antonio and Bexar County.
Dan Gillett, president and CEO of the the online fundraising platform Kimbia, will donate three months of his salary to various nonprofits and the company will return a portion of its processing fees to thousands of organizations that were unable to collect donations through the platform during at least 40 different citywide Give Local America fundraising drives, due to a technical malfunction on Tuesday.
Family Service Association received a stunning surprise from Bexar County on Friday morning, as Commissioner Paul Elizondo announced that the county has set aside $1.5 million to help the agency complete their purchase of the former H.K. Williams Elementary School.
There’s nothing simple about giving away $2 million.
At any given time, there are approximately 140-150 children living at Haven for Hope, a complex of resources and residences for homeless people in San Antonio’s near Westside.