San Antonio AIDS Foundation

Ways to Give

Your support is vital to our mission to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Please consider the following levels of giving. Your unrestricted donation can truly make us achieve our vision of a community free of HIV. We urge you to consider joining our Red Ribbon Collective, as well.

We love to meet with our donors! Please call to schedule a meeting and tour with our CEO.

Become a Sustaining Member
Give a donation on a regular basis and be a sustaining member. You can easily sign up to provide on-going support by a monthly or quarterly donation via your credit card.

Donation in Memory or in Honor Of
You can easily sign up to give a donation in memory of someone or in honor of someone special. Please make a note of this in the Comment section. You may also send in a check directly to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Attn. Development.

Donate with Complete Confidence!
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We have provided profile information, quantitative and qualitative data to give donors a full picture of who we are, what we do, and the impact for our clients.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will never give out any donor information to a third party. Our policy applies to all information received by San Antonio AIDS Foundation, both online and offline, on any platform including the SAAF website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. We abide by the following policy.

Donors may also access our Guidestar profile through:

  • AmazonSmile
  • JustGive
  • Network for Good
  • VolunteerMatch
  • Dozens of online giving portals
  • All major U.S.-based donor-advised funds, such as Fidelity Charitable

The Circle of Hope

The Circle of Hope is a new fundraising initiative that encompasses all those who helped lead the way in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Since 1986, SAAF has provided compassionate care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and offered prevention resources to the community to help lower the spread. While SAAF continues to support our LGBTQ+ population, your support will allow us to provide educational outreach and expanded STI testing and treatment to all women, with a special effort to reach out to our Latina community..

Each dollar donated specifically toward our “Circle of Hope” campaign will help us in lowering the spread of STI’s while providing treatment for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis in women.

Red Ribbon Collective

The Red Ribbon Collective (RRC) is an important group of individuals who embody the idea behind the red ribbon itself — dedication to bringing awareness and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to helping the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s vision of creating a community free of HIV.

RRC members are more than just ‘interested’ donors.  In fact, RRC members are our most important ambassadors!  They are activists who live their compassion for those affected by HIV by providing unrestricted gifts to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation to further its mission.

We are grateful to our RRC members – individuals dedicated to understanding the evolution of the disease and how they can support service and care efforts. Support from members of the RRC helps us increase awareness, focus on testing and prevention efforts, provide medical treatment and supportive behavioral counseling and other social support.  The support of the RRC is a vital part of efforts to reduce stigma and empower clients to live healthy lives.

Join the RRC!


The Red Ribbon Collective recognizes the generosity of individual donors.

Membership in the RRC is extended to those who contribute at least $1,200 annually in unrestricted, non-event-related gifts to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. Your gift of $1,200 annually or ($100.00 monthly or $300 quarterly) qualifies you for membership in the Red Ribbon Collective, as an Ambassador.  Other levels of giving are available, too, as listed below.

Red Ribbon Collective members provide long-term investment in the mission and programs of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.

Levels of Giving are:

  • Red Ribbon Visionary: $7,500 – $9,999
  • Red Ribbon Champion: $5,000 – $7,400
  • Red Ribbon Advocate: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Red Ribbon Ambassador: $1,200 – $2,499


You may donate the entire amount for the year, or sign up on our website to have your donation taken out monthly or quarterly.

Every December RRC members and a guest attend a special gathering – usually held in the home of a member of the SAAF Board of Directors.  This is an opportunity to hear updates about SAAF services and programs, meet other RRC members, and to informally discuss ways to participate and support SAAF over the next year.

As a member of RRC at the Ambassador and Advocate levels, you will enjoy:

  • Semi-annual RRC receptions, including a Holiday Member gathering
  • A quarterly newsletter update about activities at SAAF
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website

Donors at the Champion and Visionary levels ($5,000 level and above) include:

  • Semi-annual RRC receptions, including a Holiday Member gathering
  • A quarterly newsletter update about activities at SAAF
  • VIP Tickets to WEBB (Champion: 2; Visionary: 4)
  • Private tour of SAAF facilities with CEO and Board director(s)
  • Annual briefing by the CEO

Red Ribbon Origin

Where did the red ribbon first start?

In 1991 – a decade after the HIV epidemic began – a group of 12 artists gathered to discuss a new project for Visual AIDS, a New York arts organization that raises awareness of HIV. They were photographers, painters, filmmakers and costume designers, and they sat around in the shared gallery space in New York’s East Village. After a short brainstorm they came up with a simple idea that later became one of the most recognized symbols of the decade: the red ribbon, worn to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV.

In the early days, the artists made the ribbons themselves and distributed them around the New York art scene and dropped them off at theatres. Initially there was text that went with it, to explain why they were being worn, but eventually this was dropped as its symbolism no longer needed an explanation.

Within weeks of the red ribbon idea being born, world-famous actors starting wearing it to high-profile award ceremonies such as the Academy Awards and talking about why it was important. The media also took notice, and within a short space of time the red ribbon symbol became universally recognized.

The Rainbow Club

Did you know in 2020 there were about 1.5 million new cases of HIV? For just $5 a month, you can help make a huge difference in spreading awareness of HIV/STIs in the community and treatment. Your $5 dollar donation goes toward our full spectrum of services including our hot meals program, education, testing services, case management, behavioral/mental health services, and our transitional housing.

Make an everlasting difference by helping us to sustain these services to continue to help individuals living with HIV! Every dollar raised helps to increase our visibility in the community and provide hope and care for individuals impacted by HIV/STIs.

Join the Rainbow Club!

Make a Donation

Join the effort to help us achieve our vision of a community free of HIV. Your donation – in any amount – helps in so many ways! The need for our services is still great, despite progress made in transforming HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic, manageable disease.

Donate Now

Long-term survivors and the newly diagnosed need your help.  We began our work in 1986 and were first in hope, first in service in San Antonio and Bexar County.  Your gift continues this legacy of hope and service.

Bequests, Wills and Beneficiary Designations

Leave a lasting legacy with the San Antonio AIDS ‘Circle of Hope’ Society.

A charitable bequest through your will is one of the easiest ways to make a lasting future gift to individuals and charities that mean the most to you.

Your lasting legacy can be made through a bequest to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation Investment Fund. This fund is independently managed by appointed members of San Antonio AIDS Foundation Board of Directors and Frost Bank. When you decide to give to the Circle of Hope Society, please share your intent with us now so that we can celebrate and honor your gift to the Foundation with you.

Next steps:
1. Contact Monica Lerma at 210-225-4715 or for additional information on bequests or to learn more about the different options available to include the San Antonio AIDS Foundation Circle of Hope Society in your will or estate plan.

2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.

3. If you include the Circle of Hope Society in your estate plans, please use the legal name of the organization and our Federal Tax Identification Number.

Legal Name: San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Inc.
Address: 818 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, Texas 78208
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-2427853


Some people choose to contribute to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation by transferring securities instead of making a direct cash contribution.

Should you choose to make a gift of securities, you will not pay capital gains tax on your gift – and you may be able to claim a federal income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities on the effective date of your gift.

There are several ways to transfer stock to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. The most convenient way to donate stock is to use electronic wire transfer.

Procedures for making a wire transfer:
1. You may have your bank or broker wire transfer the securities directly in to an account the San Antonio AIDS Foundation holds at Frost Bank.

2. Please inform Monica Lerma, Sr. Financial Officer, at 818 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, Texas 78208-1013 ; telephone, 210-225-4715; email, about incoming contributions.

Please give the following instructions to your investment broker:

Your brokerage firm will need to use: DTC Instructions from National Financial Services, LLC,  DTC 0226
Our investment account:  LCA-013253
Account:  San Antonio AIDS Foundation

In case your broker has any questions, the contact information for our investment officer is below:
Ashley Graham Gonzalez
Registered Associate | Frost Brokerage Services, Inc.
Frost – Banking, Investments, Insurance
1250 NE Loop 410 STE 110, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Office: (210) 220-6863 | Fax: (210) 220-6303 |

Employer Matching Gift

Every year the company you work for will match your donation to a non-profit.

Some do much more than that by doubling or tripling the impact of every dollar that you donate. This is an excellent way to stretch your donation even further! See your Human Resources or community resources department to get information about its matching gift program.

Please use the following information on the matching gift form:

Tax ID: 74-2427853
Address: 818 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78208-1013

For example, below are two San Antonio companies who match employee donations:

The United Services Automobile Association will match employee donations between $25 and $500. Part-time employees are also eligible to participate in the USAA giving program.

Valero Energy Corporation will match employee donations to most nonprofit organizations, including arts and cultural organizations, health and human services, and environmental programs. They will double any donation made up to $5,000 by their employees.

United Way or Combined Federal Campaign

Please select the San Antonio AIDS Foundation to direct your annual United Way donation.

If you are a federal employee and participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, please list us (code 66625) as your designated charity.

We sincerely appreciate your payroll deduction contributions made through workplace giving. Having donations come to us on a regular basis helps us better plan services delivered to the clients we serve.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in sponsorship information, please call 210-225-4715 or email us at

We have two major fundraising events per year and welcome corporate sponsors at several levels. We guarantee high level visibility of your company and its efforts to support us.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving provides a steady and cost-effective source of income to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.

And because your monthly donation is processed automatically, you help us reduce our costs—which allows us to fund and expand programs, such as testing, presentations in schools, utility assistance, transitional housing support and hot nutritious meals.

As a monthly supporter, you receive the following benefits:

  • An annual statement to assist in your tax preparation.
  • A designated staff member who can handle any questions you may have.
  • The ability to increase, decrease or cancel your pledge whenever you wish.
  • Income that will provide services to those in need.
  • Convenience — your monthly pledge can be established:
    • By automatic deduction from your debit or credit card.
    • And you can change the amount of your pledge or the timing of your payments at any time.

AmazonSmile 😀

In addition to donating on a regular basis, your regular purchases can provide funds to us at no cost to you.

Use the link below to sign up on AmazonSmile!


  • AIDS United
  • Alamo Colleges
  • Baptist Healthcare Foundation
  • Bexar County Community Resources – Ryan White
  • Broadway Cares
  • City of San Antonio – Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Fiesta Corynation
  • Frost National Bank
  • James Calvert Giving Fund
  • National Council of Negro Women, Inc., San Antonio Chapter
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • NuStar Foundation
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • River City Community Church
  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Gay Rodeo Association
  • The MAC AIDS Fund
  • Time Warner Cable
  • United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
  • University Health System
  • University Presybterian Church
  • Valero Energy Foundation
  • Walgreens, Inc.

Beneficiaries of:

  • Estate of James W. Mooney
  • Jerry Craft Trust
  • John Gagliano Estate
  • John Szetela Estate
  • Thomas L. Philips Estate