The nonprofit 501(c) (3) Spurs Foundation was established in 1988 to generate
and financial support for economically, emotionally and/or physically disadvantaged
in South Texas. Since its inception in 1988, the nonprofit Spurs Foundation
more than $10 million in cash and in-kind contributions to deserving South Texas
The Spurs Foundation's volunteer board includes fans, community leaders, former
players and representatives from the corporate and civic sectors.
In addition to corporate and individual donations, three major annual fundraisers
the Spurs Foundation: the Spurs Scramble Golf Tournament presented by IKON Office
Solutions, the Tip-Off Luncheon presented by Southwest Airlines and the Tux
Dinner and Auction presented by Southwest Business Corporation. The entire Spurs
team and coaching staff participate in all three of these events. Annually,
fundraising efforts enable the Spurs Foundation to:
- Award more than $125,000 in grants to organizations that work with and
on behalf of
- Team up with the Tim Duncan Foundation to recognize and reward 3,000 children
demonstrate integrity, respect, dependability, fairness, caring and civic
through Tim Duncan's Character program.
- Ensure that more than 20,000 youth participate in the Spurs Drug-Free Youth
Basketball League presented by Valero.
- Recognize and reward 3,000 children who make healthy nutrition and physical
choices through the “Get Fit with Bruce & Buddy” program sponsored
Bowen, H-E-B and the Spurs Foundation.
- Donate more than 30,000 Spurs, Rampage and Silver Stars tickets to underserved
youth, families and area charities through school-based student incentive
- Partner with Brent and Erin Barry to raise funds dedicated to abused and
children as well as promote child abuse and neglect prevention efforts.
- Collaborate with Taco Cabana to create Learning Centers in area schools
Fund $25,000 in scholarships to deserving area youth.
The Spurs Foundation’s Grant Program annually awards funds
for projects and programs that serve South Texas children. Priority
consideration will be given to applicants who address opportunities for
underserved and underprivileged children. The Spurs Foundation has provided
more than $11 million in cash and in-kind donations since its inception.
Youth welfare including addressing basic needs (clothing,
eye glasses, immunizations, shoes etc.); youth empowerment to make informed
decisions regarding substance abuse, relationships, etc.; programs that inhibit
the incidence of risk-related behavior; positive self-image and/or character
development programs; opportunities to play and/or live in safe, supportive
environments; quality health, fitness and teamwork programs; mentoring;
literacy; athletic skills development; cultural development; programs promoting/encouraging
job search preparation and a skilled and educated workforce.
Grants are not made
to: individuals; churches; religious organizations for sectarian purposes;
schools (public or private) or school system foundations; political
organizations; sports teams or sports organizations that provide normal and
customary athletic activities for children or adults; national organizations
that do not have local, financially independent chapters; organizations that
request more than $75,000, or organizations without 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
Grants are not made for: travel; operational phases of
established programs; medical research; salaries; political activities; annual
fund drives; one-day events; conferences, workshops or seminars; seed or start
up funds; compensation for professional fundraisers; operating deficits;
emergency matching funds; fundraising events including the purchase of tables,
tickets, advertisements; vehicles; land acquisitions; or debt reduction.
The Spurs Foundation grant application process begins with a
Letter of Interest, and if invited, is followed by a full grant application.
Requests are accepted for grants between $5,000 and $75,000.
Geographic Areas Served:
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