Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio recognizes the many ways organizations are working to improve the quality of health in our community and understands such work must be supported financially to continue and thrive. Responsive Grants allow the Foundation to provide funding of up to $300,000 for mid- to large-sized organizations.


Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio General Requirements

It is important that potential applicants fully read, understand, and meet the Foundation’s General Requirements for Funding before beginning the application process.


Specific Grant Requirements:

  • The organization’s operating budget must be at least $250,000;
  • The application amount must not exceed 25 percent of the organization’s operating budget;
  • The application amount must fall in the range of $25,000-$300,000;
  • The organization must not have received a Responsive Grant in the most recent grant year; and
  • The application must include projected quantifiable metrics that will be tracked during the grant period, including unduplicated number of individuals served, duplicated beneficial encounters, and expected outcomes (1 Overall Goal and 3 Objectives). This data contributes to the funding decision at the application stage, as well as the final report for grants that are awarded.



If there is any uncertainty regarding requirements or eligibility, please contact the Foundation before beginning the application process.


Process Timeline

Below is a tentative timeline for the Responsive Grants cycle. Actual dates may vary and are subject to change.


Family Service Association of San Antonio, 2019 Grantee

In review stage. No longer accepting Letters of Inquiry.


March 2020

Letter of Inquiry

The Letter of Inquiry (LOI) introduces an organization and its request to the Foundation.

It is designed to help the Foundation determine whether the request is a good match for the Foundation’s present interests and funds.

An LOI may only be submitted online during the specified date range.

June 2020


The Application allows invited organizations to provide greater detail regarding their requests for funding.

It builds on the information provided in the LOI and requires more robust data, such as a full budget and quantifiable metrics.

An Application may only be submitted online during the specified date range.

July-August 2020 

Site Visit

The Site Visit allows Foundation staff and trustees to better understand the request for funding.

It should be no longer than 35 minutes and (when possible) take place onsite where funding will be utilized.

Site Visits are subject to several variables and may be waived at the Foundation’s discretion. 

November 2020


Grantees will be notified following final approval by the trustees. 

Notification of whether or not a grant is awarded will be sent to the email address of the individual who submitted the application.

Applicants should only inquire about the status of an application if notification has not been received by

Nov. 23, 2020.

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:3 (NIV)