The local arts and culture charities painting a beautiful future for San Antonio
If any one thing defines San Antonio, it’s the rich tapestry of culture that threads the city’s storied past to its exciting future. San Antonio’s arts and culture nonprofits are helping strengthen this connection with services dedicated to preserving the city's art, music, and dance scenes. Find out how to help them in their mission below.
Need more inspiration? Check out our San Antonio Charity Guide and reading along as we highlight the stories of people doing good in South Texas.
Mission: For over 30 years, Allgo has worked to create and sustain queer people of color activists, groups, organizations, and allies through artistic expression, promoting wellness, and grassroots organizing. Allgo celebrates and nurtures vibrant queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond by supporting artists and artistic expression; promoting health within a wellness model; and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, and sexual orientation/sexual identity in order to enact change.
Get involved:Contact Allgo to sign up to become a member and make a pledge for a monthly or annual donation.
Big event:Statewide Queer People Of Color Activist Summit
Bihl Haus Arts
Mission: The motto of community-based Bihl Haus Arts — creating community through the arts — is founded on the belief that each person, when given a chance, can achieve significant personal, social, and cultural growth through the arts.
Get involved: Become a docent at the organization’s gallery by enrolling in at least one GO! Arts class.
Friends of the San Antonio Public Library
Mission: The San Antonio Public Library has always had friends, but the official Friends Group was inaugurated on March 23, 1964. The nonprofit organization supports the public library system through volunteer service and cultural and educational activities with a membership model that is open to all.
Get involved: Become a member and find volunteer opportunities here.
Big Event:The Arts and Letters Awards
Let’s Go to the Show
Mission: Let's Go to the Show bring hope and inspiration to abused, neglected, and at-risk children by providing free access to the performing arts. The organization partners with Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) to provide over 600 tickets for CASA children to attend live performances at the Woodlawn Theatre, Children's Ballet of San Antonio, San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio, and The Magik Theatre. Two summer theater camp scholarships at the Woodlawn and Magik theaters are also provided.
Get involved: Donate here.
Musical Bridges Around the World
Mission: Musical Bridges Around the World is a nonprofit performing arts organization with the mission to unite, educate, and inspire through culturally diverse performing and visual arts programming. Musical Bridges programming allows the young, the old, the economically disadvantaged, and those from different cultures and countries to access their own cultural identity through the arts, free of charge. MBAW public programs reach over 80,000 people annually.
Get involved:Become a supporter through a variety of different subscription levels.
Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy
Mission: The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy supports all aspects of the park, from planning activities to fundraising. This community-based organization is focused on working towards excellence in the development of the park and committed to creating a 311-acre natural area park complete with a nature center, dog parks, play areas and walking, hiking and biking trails.
Get involved: For more information and to fill out a volunteer form, head here.
Texas Public Radio
Mission: Texas Public Radio produces and distributes non-commercial informational, educational, cultural, and entertainment content for the people of Texas. TPR adheres to the highest standards of responsible journalism; its core values are to contribute to the appreciation of artistic expression, to respect diverse points of view, and to facilitate civil and constructive discourse.
Get involved: Sign up to volunteer or become a member.
Big event:Cinema Tuesdays