Align your organization’s work to San Antonio’s shared Community Vision.

SA2020 Partner organizations are integral to San Antonio’s progress. They work every day to make the city better, change people’s lives, and move San Antonio closer to reaching the Community Vision. SA2020, the nonprofit, supports the work of these multi-sector Partners through collaboration, data-sharing, storytelling, and capacity-building.

Why become an SA2020 Partner?

SA2020 supports Partners in amplifying and strengthening their organization’s impact on the shared Community Vision. In turn, Partner organizations strengthen SA2020’s ability to produce broadly accessible and actionable research and tell more complete stories about San Antonio’s progress. Benefits of SA2020 Partnership include:

  • Inclusion in online Partner Profile Pages
  • Inclusion in SA2020’s interactive systems maps showing Partners’ impact on Community Results (e.g. Community Systems Map).
  • Inclusion in SA2020’s annual Nonprofit Partner Impact Report 
  • Invitations to share organizational impact at SA2020 Stories
  • Invitations to share organizational impact on SA2020’s social media
  • Inclusion in SA2020’s storytelling through presentations and news media 
  • Invitations to participate in The Board Game, SA2020’s annual leadership development and matching program for nonprofit board service.
  • Letters of support, sharing the significance of partnership and impact on shared vision
  • Being championed among SA2020 Foundation/Funder Partners committed to informing their philanthropic giving with the needs of the community
  • Discounted fees and early access for:

Interested in becoming an SA2020 Partner?

Who are SA2020 Partners?

CORPORATE PARTNERS are committed to supporting the nonprofit sector by aligning their philanthropic giving and volunteer hours with the greatest needs of SA2020 Nonprofit Partners, thereby moving the needle on Community Results.

FOUNDATION/FUNDER PARTNERS are committed to informing their philanthropic giving with the needs of the community, and demonstrating how their civic engagement efforts more broadly move the needle on Community Results.

EDUCATION PARTNERS are committed to informing their policies, resource allocation, and services with the needs of the community, and demonstrating how these efforts move the needle on Community Results.

GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INSTITUTION PARTNERS are committed to informing their policies, resource allocation, and services with the needs of the community, and demonstrating how these efforts move the needle on Community Results.

MEMBER AND TRADE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS build the capacity of other organizations and demonstrate how they collaboratively move the needle on Community Results.

NONPROFIT PARTNERS lead targeted interventions, delivering programs and services based on the needs of the community, and demonstrate how their efforts move the needle on Community Results.

Partnership Principles

  • We share the same vision for San Antonio as defined by the community.
  • We respect knowledge and expertise across organizational hierarchies.
  • We agree to work collaboratively and focus on Community Results.
  • We promote asset-based thinking and communication.
  • We commit to a shared language for impact and accountability.
  • We challenge one another to uphold the “why.”
  • We are outcomes driven and data informed.
  • We advance racial equity in every aspect of our work.
  • We celebrate incremental change.
  • We practice continuous learning and improvement.
  • We believe achieving Community Results requires cross-sector partnerships.

SA2020 does not partner with any organization that discriminates—through policies, funding, or services—on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, familial status, national origin or age.

Application & Rolling Deadlines

The online Partner application is for education institutions, government/public institutions, member/trade organizations, and nonprofits. Partnerships with corporations and foundations/funders are by invitation only. Please email partner@sa2020.org to learn more.

This application requires a one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee. Information to pay online or by check is at the end of the application. Don’t let this fee deter you from applying as your organization may be eligible for a fee waiver.

The application is open year-round and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. SA2020 will confirm receipt of all applications received and provide orientation dates via email. Orientation is required for new Partners.

Applications are evaluated by SA2020 team members and current Partners. The assessment includes a review of the organization’s commitment to Partnership Principles, their understanding of their organization’s impact on Community Results, and the engagement of their staff and Board of Directors in pursuing a Partnership.