Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards

Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards

These days during the COVID-19 pandemic are certainly unique and challenging times for all of us.

Across Bexar County, we have seen people open their hearts and step forward with time, donations, and kind deeds to help others.

Thanks to the outstanding effort from individual volunteers, companies and nonprofit partnerships across the community, San Antonio has been able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering compassion, support and resources to address the new and urgent needs of our community.

Everyone is invested in making things better, especially for the most vulnerable, as we navigate this crisis together.

People hurt. People need services. People need people who care. So many have done so much.

We appreciate you. We thank you. And now we honor you through the Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards.

Now accepting video nominations from the public through October 23, 2020.

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United Way Impact Areas

  • Ready Children Impact Council ensures all children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments, are healthy in mind, body and spirit and are ready to enter kindergarten and succeed in school.
  • Successful Students Impact Council ensures all young people are actively engaged in their communities, prepared for the 21st Century workforce and have resource-rich environments with prepared and engaged adults to support them in reaching their full potential.
  • Strong Individuals and Families Impact Council ensures all individuals and families are stable, flourish economically, reach their full potential and maintain a quality of life free of discrimination.
  • Safety Net Impact Council supports emergency and disaster care services to help stabilize individuals and families, meeting their most immediate needs. The Council focuses on providing short-term assistance that leads to self-sufficiency.

Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards Application

This award recognizes an individual whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact during the COVID-19 crisis, demonstrating “above and beyond” commitment in any one of United Way’s 4 Impact Areas including: Creating Strong Individuals and Families, ensuring Kids are Ready, supporting Successful Students in school, and/or providing a Safety Net of resources to their San Antonio community during this time of crisis.

Video Application

Please create a video that introduces your nominee, shares how they impacted their community and which impact areas were targeted by their service, and why they stand out as a community champion. Max length: 3 minutes.

For full video requirements and to submit your nomination, please click here.