Announcing Philanthropitch San Antonio Semi-Finalists!

After a record-setting number of applications and a rigorous review process, we’re proud to announce the 15 semi-finalists of Philanthropitch San Antonio.

We’ll be announcing the finalists later this month. In the meantime, get your ticket to Philanthropitch San Antonio on February 27 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.


 

YOUTH CODE JAM

Youth Code Jam is all about inspiring kids to tell computers what to do by learning to code. With a focus on neurodiversity and parent engagement, we work to connect the dots from playing online to creating online to real world jobs. And we are making a difference.

Youth Code Jam fosters an interest in technology by introducing upper elementary through high school students to computer science. We get kids excited about programming, build their confidence in their skills and inspire them to imagine themselves in the emerging technology-driven jobs of tomorrow.

 

KINETIC KIDS

Kinetic Kids are children from all walks of life who experience the daily struggles of life-long challenges including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down’s syndrome, autism, asperger’s syndrome, brain tumors, cancers, or other neurological disorders. These children have the desire to perform age-appropriate recreational and sports activities like their typically developing peers. They are children who may use wheelchairs as their primary mobility or they may use a walker or crutches. They may also be independent with mobility but for other reasons, are limited in their participation from recreational activities with their peer group.

Our organization was established to provide health, recreational, and educational services to these children and their families. Our mission is to provide unique experiences through physical and creative activities in a supportive environment to children with special needs who may otherwise be excluded.

 

CLARITY CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER

Clarity Child Guidance Center works to help children, adolescents, and families overcome the disabling effects of mental illness and improve their ability to function successfully at home, at school, and in the community. Clarity Child Guidance Center exists to transform the lives of children and families. We are the only nonprofit treatment center in San Antonio and South Texas that specializes in children ages 3-17 who suffer from serious mental health problems. Our inpatient and outpatient programs include a range of services, from crisis stabilization, to psychiatric evaluations, to ongoing therapy. As a United Way agency, we provide greatly needed mental health care for children who could not otherwise afford to receive treatment.

 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

We are a network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Today, Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students’ needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools is there to help.

 

HEMISFAIR PARK AREA REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) is a nonprofit local government corporation that was founded on seven principles that effectively guide all decisions in the redevelopment process of Hemisfair; connectivity, development, green space, balance, preservation, sustainability, and leadership.

The overall mission of HPARC is to expand the existing park, and improve its quality by merging the concept of preservation and growth. HPARC hopes to create a spectacular public space at the heart of San Antonio, complete with plazas, courtyards, green space, art and cultural amenities, residences, and local businesses. The plan for Hemisfair will mature the city center asset into a collective space, bursting with visitors, excitement, and functionality.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

 

REASONING MIND

Reasoning Mind is an education nonprofit with a mission to provide a first-rate math education for every child. The organization designs interactive, online blended learning programs for mathematics that develop students’ higher-order thinking skills, ignite their interest in math, and prepare them for advanced courses like algebra—the “gatekeeper” to college. In addition, Reasoning Mind offers ongoing professional development, training, and in-person support for teachers and administrators using its programs. With Reasoning Mind, students are engaged, teachers are empowered, and technology is leveraged to provide a world-class mathematics education.

 

RESTORE EDUCATION

Our mission is to transform the at risk youth of San Antonio into successful college and career-ready students so that they can achieve the future they deserve as self-supporting adults, role models as parents, and as contributing members of the community.

In 1997, the founding staff of Restore Education began working with inner-city high school students to create unique pathways to college. Since 2008, we have helped over 4,000 youth take steps forward in their education and prepare for college.

 

SAN ANTONIO BCYCLE

San Antonio Bike Share (SABS) consists of 500+ bicycles provided at a network of 60+ stations located at key destinations within the urban core of the city and along the Museum and Mission Reach bike paths. Bikes are available on-demand, providing residents and visitors with quick and easy access to some of San Antonio’s most popular destinations.

SABS is unique in that it serves both as a convenient option to visit tourist attractions in San Antonio and as an alternative and healthy method of transportation for residents and visitors. The many benefits of bike sharing includes improved individual and community health, economic development through green jobs and improved access to businesses and environmental benefits such as reduced vehicle emissions.

 

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

The mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures. In accordance with the highest professional standards, the Museum holds these collections for the benefit of the community and future generations. It is the Museum’s responsibility to educate and engage diverse audiences, provide transformational experiences, strengthen our shared understanding of humanity, and encourage a sense of wonder and discovery.

 

MOVE SAN ANTONIO FOUNDATION

Mobilize. Organize. Vote. Empower. Live it. - MOVE San Antonio does innovative democracy for our generation. We are working hard to build a great future and empower great new leaders—such as yourself—to keep making it greater.

 

GUIDE DOGS OF TEXAS

They say that a dog is man’s best friend, but at Guide Dogs of Texas our highly-trained, service dogs are more than just that – they’re the “eyes” for countless, visually impaired Texans, as well as their loving and constant companions, providing them with the freedom, mobility and independence to go about their daily lives.

From the moment they are born, our puppies are groomed to be future guide dogs that will be paired with their new owners, who without a guide dog might not enjoy the freedom and independence they desire.
 

WOMEN’S GLOBAL CONNECTION

Women’s Global Connection promotes the learning and leadership capacity of women locally and globally to strengthen families and communities and work for transformative change. We do this by fostering innovative partnerships that support catalytic projects linking women and girls to education, technology, and business opportunities. We serve in San Antonio, Tanzania, Zambia, and Peru.

 

VETTED

VETTED provides veterans and transitioning active duty members with a rigorous fellowship through top MBA programs to enhance their hard skills in business acumen. Their program also provides an understanding of the unique mental challenges veterans face in transitioning to the civilian workforce.    This includes developing an appreciation of societal stereotypes of the returning veteran, cultural differences between the military and civilian workforce, understanding approaches to maximizing health and wellness, and approaching the civilian sector workforce with the mindset that constant adaptation is required.

VETTED’s mission is to transition Veteran leaders into industry disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow!  VETTED assists each graduate to make a successful transition from being a proud member of the armed forces to becoming an effective contributor in the wealth creation sector of our country.

 

LEADERSHIP SAISD

Leadership SAISD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to informing, empowering and inspiring civically minded individuals to become leaders within the San Antonio Education community. The organization envisions a community of shared responsibility strengthening educational opportunities for all children in San Antonio.

The mission of Leadership SAISD is to empower a critical mass of informed community leaders to take action within a wide variety of fields in order to improve student achievement within San Antonio school districts.





Christine Fahey