Community Support

 

Community Support

 Blue Bird volunteers are active across the San Antonio community, serving on the Board of Directors, volunteering at multiple non-profit agencies and organizations and demonstrating leadership and servant hood in countless areas.

 

Scholarships

Aside from individual contribution, the Blue Bird Auxiliary offer financial assistance to students pursing degree to work in a variety of healthcare fields. Scholarships are awarded annually to a select number of applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements. The Blue Bird Auxiliary partners with the San Antonio Foundation in the recipient selection and administering of scholarship disbursements.

 

Grants

In addition to scholarship, the Blue Bird Auxiliary makes available grants to non-profit programs and services. Grant recipients are organizations that help support research, education and services that directly benefit medically challenged children and adults in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Grants benefit community non-profits as well as the Methodist Healthcare System.

 

Grants awarded in 2014 totaled $63,500.

 

Grant recipients in the Methodist Healthcare System:

Oncology Support Team

Social Work Advocacy Project

Tracy’s Kids at MCH

Transplant Association of Texas

Pastoral Care Services

 

Community Grants were awarded to:

Any Baby Can

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential

Kinetic Kids, Inc.

Low Vision Resource Center

Make-A-Wish of Texas

Spinal Bifida of Texas

 

We are no longer accepting applications for 2015 grant proposals. The deadline for 2016 proposals will be Monday, March 14, 2016. The grants are awarded annually on June 1st. Please download the following documents:

 

Send the Cover Sheet, the Full Proposal Narrative, and a copy of your budget by e-mail with a scanned signature to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax a copy to Christi Bond, Director of Volunteer Services at 210-575-6350.

Any additional attachments such as description program flyers and event photos may be helpful, but please be brief. 

If you have any questions, please contact Christi Bond, Director of Volunteer Services, 210-575-4519.

 

"I love meeting ALL the Blue Birds – the newest ones as well as the more experienced ones. I even miss those who have retired. We all have so much fun, helping each other out. I know I can count on them being there for me."


Carmen Chapa
17-year Volunteer


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