Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Hope for the Future

Our History

Community leaders, realizing a critical need among impoverished families in the San Antonio inner city, created Hope for the Future as a way out of the cycle of poverty for their children. Hope for the Future is making the dream of a Catholic school education a reality for hundreds of these families by awarding them with tuition assistance to help cover the cost of their child’s Catholic schooling.


Since the inception in December 2006, Hope for the Future has awarded over $12 million in tuition assistance funds to 9,800 students. Each year, however, children remain on the waitlist – waiting for funding. This waitlist motivates Hope for the Future staff, community leaders, and generous corporations and foundations to renew the commitment to achieve higher development goals.


It is estimated about 7,000 children are in need of tuition assistance to attend the Catholic school of their choice in the Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic school community.


Our goal at Hope for the Future is to fund every deserving child whose family seeks the faith-filled and academically rigorous education at one of our Catholic schools. We undertake several development measures, including solicitation of donations from businesses, alumni partners, universities and individuals as well as grant requests from generous foundations.


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