Orsinger Foundation
Ward and Genevieve Orsinger

The Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation was established by Genevieve Orsinger in 1997. In 1980, Genevieve and Ward gave fifteen acres of land to Bexar County to establish Orsinger Park. With the death of Ward in 1983, Genevieve elected to continue the work started during their marriage by building and dedicating a pavilion in Orsinger Park in memory of Ward. To ensure that the Orsinger legacy of philanthropic endeavors would continue beyond their lifetime, Genevieve established the Foundation.

The Foundation reflects the philosophy of the Orsingers by giving to non-profit organizations that seek to improve lives by supporting organizations and institutions in Bexar County that give people the tools to become educated, healthy, and self-reliant through the grantmaking areas of Cultural Enrichment, Education and Human Services.

Announcement for 2017

Since its founding, the goal of the Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation has been to be faithful to the spirit of its founders and responsive to the needs of the communities it serves.

As part of discerning its vision for the future, along with the realities of the present, the Foundation's Board of Trustees has determined to suspend the responsive grant process for 2017. No LOIs will be accepted in Fall 2016 for 2017 funding.

In lieu of the responsive grant review process, the Board will be taking time in late 2016 and early 2017 for strategic planning and visioning. Decisions about future grantmaking initiatives and plans will be posted as updates on this website after January 1, 2017.

This action in no way reflects a movement away from the Foundation's commitment to improve the quality of life for the San Antonio and Central Texas areas it serves. Rather, it represents an even greater commitment to discern the ways in which it can be the most effective partner and catalyst for the nonprofit community.

Questions may be directed to adphipps@orsingerfoundation.org.

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