Project QUEST receives $20,000 grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation
Adriana R. Garcia Ph.D.
December 30, 2016
San Antonio, TX
This week, Project QUEST received a $20,000 grant that will enable the organization to pay for the licensing fees of 100 nursing participants who are working toward a better tomorrow for their families and our community.
“We are thankful to the Santikos Charitable Foundation and the San Antonio Area Foundation for investing in San Antonio’s future by helping us contribute to the workforce in the Healthcare and Bioscience industry, one of the city’s largest industries. Our mission to strengthen the economy with highly qualified employees would not be possible without community support. We are proud to have been selected as a recipient of the grant,” said Executive Director, Sister Pearl Ceasar, CDP.
Next year, QUEST will begin its 25th year in existence, strengthening San Antonio’s economy by offering support services for those pursuing career tracks in the city’s fastest growing industries. In 2015-2016, the average QUEST participant entered the program with a starting salary of $11,034, increasing to an average of $42,185 at the end of their program- a 282% increase in wages on average.
For more than 50 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has served as the community foundation for the San Antonio area. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and $900 million in assets. Since 1964, $305 million for scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserver the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life in our region. Learn more about your community foundation at saafdn.org