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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 $22 million in tuition assistance funds to 16,000 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 raise funds through special events such as our annual Khaki & Plaid Gala events, donations from parish communities, businesses, alumni partners and individuals. We host the Run with a Mission 5K, a special annual event that raises money directly for the schools through participant registration at no cost to the schools. Hope for the Future also supports school leadership in the areas of grant writing, community engagement and communications.


Hope for the Future Applications and Distributions 

                       

School YearTotal Number of
Applications
Total Number AwardedTotal Dollars
Awarded to Families
Total Dollars Awarded in Grants
to Schools
2015-201632922158$2,369,413
$244,183
2016-201734552060$2,252,400$378,000
2017-201834282148$2,225,350$358,000
2018-201933842091$2,222,600$350,000