• Welcome to the

    Charles D. Schwetke

    Foundation

    Grants for Non-Profit Organizations in San Antonio, TX and Beyond

  • Driven by

    Core Values

    that Result in Lasting Impact

    Hard Work. Conservative Spending. Honesty Above Reproach.

  • Seeking to Develop

    Lasting Partnerships

    with Impactful Organizations

    Building Relationships Based on Shared Values and Vision

Schwetke Foundation Mission and History

The Charles D. Schwetke Foundation will fulfill Claudine Schwetke Loyd's wishes that her wealth be used to benefit local, non-profit charities around San Antonio.

Claudine Schwetke Loyd was the only child of Charles D. Schwetke and Lillie Mae Schwetke. Charles and Lillie, through their hard work and prudent money management amassed considerate wealth. At their death, this wealth was bestowed upon Claudine. Using the lessons learned from her parents, including strong Christian values, Claudine proved to be a faithful steward of this money. She worked hard and spent conservatively. The funds left to her did not dwindle, they grew.

Before her passing, Claudine began the work of establishing a charity, named in her father's honor, that would distribute the assets of her estate. That charity is the Charles D. Schwetke Foundation (the "Foundation"). Her desire for the Foundation is that it would use her wealth to make grants to non-profit organizations, preferably located in the State of Texas, ideally within Bexar County or the city of San Antonio. Not only was San Antonio a city that she called home, she loved it deeply. She became a certified city tour guide for many years and did much to give back to it.

The Foundation, located in Colleyville, Texas, will honor Claudine's wishes, and the legacy of her father, by using her wealth to provide grants to organizations in Bexar County, Texas, and surrounding areas. Those organizations will share her values of hard work, conservative spending, and honesty above reproach. Grant recipients will be chosen based on the same values that Charles, Lillie, and Claudine shared - honesty, hard work, and prudent spending habits. Claudine's express wishes were that her wealth not be used to benefit big, wasteful charitable organizations.

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Our Board of Directors is passionate about their responsibility to ensure that the Foundation's resources are allocated effectively and in a manner consistent with the wishes of the Schwetke family.

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Our Grant Process

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  • 01

    Review Guidelines

  • 02

    Screening Application

  • 03

    Initial Review

  • 04

    Interview

  • 05

    Grant Decision

To be eligible for a grant from the Charles D. Schwetke Foundation, please ensure that your organization meets the following criteria:

Tax-Exempt Status: Your organization must be officially recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. We require a copy of your IRS determination letter as part of your application.

Geographic Focus: Your organization should operate within the San Antonio metropolitan and greater Bexar County region. Grant applications from organizations serving this area will receive priority consideration.

Clear Project Objectives: Clearly define the objectives, goals, and expected outcomes of your proposed project or program. Explain in detail how the grant funds will be utilized to achieve these objectives, including a clear budget breakdown.

Transparency and Ethical Standards: The Charles D. Schwetke Foundation places great emphasis on transparency, integrity, and ethical principles. Please provide evidence of your organization's commitment to these values, such as financial statements, governance policies, and any relevant certifications.

We believe that by adhering to these criteria, we can collectively make a greater impact in this region. If you have any questions or need further guidance on the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

Thank you for your dedication to creating positive change within our community.

Screening Application