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Store-Front
Grant

If your business is ready for a face-lift, the SAGE Store-Front Grant Program provides qualified property owners with matching grants of up to $10,000 to improve the exterior of properties they own.

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SAGE
Equity Fund

Established with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Community Development Fund, the SAGE Equity Fund makes equity investments in qualified businesses.

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Grow
Eastside Fund

A below-market-rate loan fund operated in partnership with the National Development Council’s Grow America Fund. Designed for existing small businesses looking to move to or expand within the Eastside Promise Zone.

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Choice Facade
Improvement Grant

The CHOICE Facade Improvement Grand Award maximum amount is $25,000 per qualifying project in the target area and $20,000 per qualifying project outside of the target area in the broader CHOICE footprint.

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Promise Zone Board Governance Training

    We invite you to attend this free Board Governance Training for our Promise Zone Non-Profits! During this training, we will be able to find and begin to implement best practices for your board to help your organization be successful.We encourage one board member and one staff member from each organization to attend. Come ready to learn about board governance as well as meet other Promise Zone Non-...

    May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Promise Zone to Entrepreneurship

    This one-day conference aims to encourage Promise Zone residents to embrace entrepreneurship as a path to economic independence. At no cost, participants will have an opportunity to explore the possibilities of entrepreneurship and learn about the resources available to support their dream of business ownership. Join us and meet the people who make your business goals a reality.

    May 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Eastside Education and Training Center (EETC)

OUR MISSION

SAGE champions development that benefits the quality of life for individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses on San Antonio’s Eastside.

OUR FOUR DRIVING PRINCIPLES ARE:

  • Advocate for efficient, sustainable growth for San Antonio’s Eastside
  • Champion small business development
  • Maintain and promote the area’s history and culture
  • Provide innovative, progressive solutions to East Side challenges

CHAMPIONING BUSINESS GROWTH ON THE EASTSIDE

SERVICE AREA

The SAGE Service Area was re-drawn in 2014 to align with the Eastside Promise Zone designated by the White House in January.

The Eastside Promise Zone includes the Eastside Promise Neighborhood and the Choice Neighborhood, as well as EastPoint, the four-square-mile footprint where the two federal grant neighborhoods overlap.

SAGE Service Area/Promise Zone

SAGE Service Area / Promise Zone

Choice Neighborhood

Choice Neighborhood

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