On Monday, October 29, Impact San Antonio awarded Friends of Government Canyon (FoGC) a $100,000 High Impact Grants for the Outdoor Education Amphitheater. This was the first time that Impact San Antonio was able to award five, $100,000 grants in five focus areas: Art & Culture, Education, Environment, Recreation & Preservation, Family, and Health & Wellness. Impact San Antonio was also able to award five $10,000 grants in the same categories.
Impact San Antonio is a women’s philanthropic organization collective giving, grant-making nonprofit organization serving the greater San Antonio area. The organization is comprised of over 500 members whose financial contributions go to supporting area non-profits with substantial grants. This year, Friends of Government Canyon was one of over a hundred local non-profits applying for the grant.
With this grant, we have secured 95% of the funds needed to build the Outdoor Education Amphitheater. “We are very excited to be able to make the Outdoor Education Amphitheater a reality,” noted FoGC President Peter Grojean. “The amphitheater will provide a centralized location for engaging visitors in the mission of government canyon – teaching visitors about the vital role of the Edwards aquifer, the many endangered species at the canyon, the unique geology and history of the site – and the dinosaur tracks. We will also have the opportunity to provide a new outdoor classroom for our entire community!”
Construction of the amphitheater is slated for spring 2019. The amphitheater will be located near the Playscape off parking lot C.
Impact San Antonio previously awarded Friends of Government Canyon a $19,000 grant for the Discovery Trail in 2016.