Research Briefs


Each grant application pertains to at least one of our charitable areas. Based upon our Roundtable Discussions we know that each area, whether social services, the arts, or the environment, is complex. In order to understand and appreciate the significance of the request, we prepare a Research Brief on the area addressed by the proposal. The Research Brief allows staff and Distribution Committee members to understand the grant request within a context that focuses on local statistics and information as well as national trends.

  Adolescents and Substance Abuse   March 2017
  Adult Day Services   May 2005
  Alcohol and Substance Abuse   September 2016
  Alzheimer's Disease   March 2017
  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis   March 2016
  Animal Assisted Therapy   May 2013
  Animal Cruelty   June 2016
  Arts   March 2017
  Arts and Education   June 2016
  At Risk Youth in Rural Counties   November 2012
  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)   January 2006
  Autism   November 2016
  Brain Injury   March 2012
  Cancer   December 2015
  Character Development   November 2016
  Child Abuse   March 2017
  Child Abuse Treatment   June 2016
  Child Burn Survivors   January 2008
  Child Mental Health Programs   March 2017
  Childhood Obesity Prevention   September 2016
  Children's Museums   March 2013
  Community and Cultural Arts   September 2016
  Dental Care for Older Adults   December 2015
  Diabetes   September 2012
  Disabilities   September 2016
  Domestic Violence   March 2016
  Elderly   September 2016
  Environmental Education   November 2002
  Food Banks   March 2016
  Grief and Berreavement in Children   November 2016
  Guardianship   April 2003
  Guide and Service Animals   March 2015
  Healthcare Services Available for the Indigent in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area   June 2016
  Hearing and Communication Disorders   September 2008
  HIV/AIDS   March 2015
  Home Health Care   January 2008
  Hospice   August 2001
  Housing and Home Modifications for Special Populations   March 2016
  Intellectual Disability   June 2016
  Kidney Disease   June 2015
  Literary Arts Programs   November 2016
  Meals on Wheels   June 2016
  Mental Health Services   March 2016
  Mental Illness   November 2016
  Money Management for the Elderly   September 2014
  Multiple Sclerosis   December 2014
  Museums   September 2016
  Music Education   December 2015
  Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness   January 2007
  Nursing Homes   July 2001
  Organ Transplantation   November 2016
  Parenting and Child Development   March 2016
  Parenting and Child Development Paper   March 2016
  Parkinson's Disease   November 2002
  Parks   March 2006
  Play and Early Childhood Development   July 2008
  Pocket Parks   March 2016
  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder   January 2006
  Poverty   March 2017
  Prenatal Care   November 2011
  Prescription Drugs for Low Income Persons   September 2016
  Preservation of Natural Areas   September 2015
  Programs for Children with Disabilities   March 2017
  Public Libraries   September 2015
  Residential Foster Care   May 2012
  Rural Healthcare   January 2013
  Rural Multi-Purpose Centers   March 2008
  Senior Care   July 2008
  Senior Centers   June 2016
  Services for Adults with Autism   September 2015
  Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome   November 2007
  Spina Bifida   March 2015
  Stem Cell Transplantation   July 2008
  Teen Pregnancy   June 2016
  Theatre   June 2016
  Vision Screening for Children   November 2005
  Visual Impairment and Blindness   March 2016
  Wildlife Preservation   December 2015