We envision the Eastside as a flourishing and sustainable community, with diverse and engaged neighborhoods and vibrant, exciting destinations.
SAGE champions investment that improves 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
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.
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.
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.
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.