Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation
Supporting the Children of San Antonio

Foundation News

Texas Cavaliers News & Profiles - Summer 2020 issue

When Deanna Vicks’ daughter was born at 27 weeks, weighing just 1.5 lbs., Deanna was overwhelmed by the fears and unknowns for her unimaginably tiny, fragile baby who spent more than two months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Ania was too small to wear newborn clothing or diapers and she was covered in a frightening web of medical paraphernalia.

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Texas Cavaliers News & Profiles - Summer 2020 issue

One of the Good Guys in Blue Suits

As a young, newly-minted Texas Cavalier in the late 1960s, John Gaddis was touched by the respect the Cavaliers gave to veterans, providing them with honorary seating at the River Parade. John had served twice in the Army and has a soft spot for veterans. For many years, he coordinated the program that grew to serve hundreds of disabled veterans and civilians, inviting them to view the Parade free of charge.

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Texas Cavaliers News & Profiles - Summer 2020 issue

Our community’s charitable organizations are hurting. Cancellations of Fiesta and other fundraising events that support area non-profits are causing desperate budget upheavals – and impacting children of every age and numerous needs.

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The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is asking all grant seekers to submit an application for our 2021 Grant Cycle. That schedule is:

  • Applications for Program funding are due April 1, 2020 extended to April 22, 2020*
  • Notifications for Program funding are sent out in June 2020
  • Checks for Program funding are distributed in April 2021

* Knowing this unprecedented time is putting additional stress on our non-profit partners, we are extending the deadline for grant submissions.

  • Applications for Capital Projects are due June 1, 2020
  • Notifications and funding for Capital Projects will be made before December 31, 2020

More information about how to apply can be found within the Apply for a Grant page. Please feel free to email Shannon Nisbet, Development Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Texas Cavaliers News & Profiles - Winter 2020 issue

In 2019, $1.5M in TCCF funding provided critical support to 69 non-profits that serve children. Education, arts, culture, medicine, science, social services, and youth enrichment projects are among the services we fund. This issue, we introduce three agencies that are doing tough work with children and youth to abate their suffering and guide them toward lives of hope, health, and safety. These selfless organizations are making a difference. Their work is arduous, innovative, and critical to the children who are the beneficiaries.

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Texas Cavaliers News & Profiles - Winter 2020 issue

First, on behalf of the Trustees, I would like to thank you for your generous donations over the last 30 years. I think we can all revel in the success stories we have generated for thousands of children in South Texas.

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