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'Philanthropy' Is A Fancy Word For Giving Back To What You Love

Jan Ross Piedad
Texas Public Radio
Supporters of the Presa Community Center celebrate The Big Give on May 2017

At least 30 percent of not-for-profit organizations surveyed locallyreported fiscal stress in the last year.

The State of the Non-Profit Sectorreport, released early this year, is the first of its kind in the San Antonio area and aims to provide a "snapshot" of the groups working to make a positive impact in the community.

From providing services to maintaining staff and organizing events, non-profit organizations rely on civic engagement, volunteership and monetary donations to meet their respective goals. 

What funding challenges do local non-profits face and how can education help their mission? 

What is "philanthropy" and how else can it be expressed? What opportunities are available for people to give back to the San Antonio community and how can you get involved? 

Click here for more information on The Big Give SA on March 22.


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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.