Responsive Grants

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 thrive. Responsive Grants provide funding of up to $300,000 for mid- to large-sized organizations.


Step 1: Review 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.


Step 2: Review Specific Grant Requirements

  • The organization must have had at least $250,000 in actual revenue during the most recently completed fiscal year;
  • 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;
  • The organization must not have unspent grant funds from a previous Responsive Grant that supported a program or project; 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.


Step 3: Submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Once the window for LOI submission opens (in accordance with the timeline below), a link will appear beneath the picture. If there is any uncertainty regarding requirements, please contact the Foundation before submitting the LOI.


Step 4: After Submitting LOI

Once an LOI is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent. Foundation administrative staff will reach out within the next month for further details. To access an LOI or application after submission, please click here.


Process Timeline

All dates below are tentative and subject to change. Please contact the Foundation for further details.

Girls on the Run, 2022 Grantee

In review stage. No longer accepting Letters of Inquiry.

February 1-29, 2024

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.

May 2024


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 2024

Site Visit

The site visit allows Foundation staff and trustees to better understand the request for funding, and usually takes the form of a brief in-person meeting at the location where the funding will be used.

Due to the high number of applicants and scheduling constraints, site visits are not possible for all organizations. Applicants selected for a site visits will be contacted in June.

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

November 2024


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. 26, 2024.

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)