We strive to transform San Antonio by issuing grants to public charities in three strategic areas:

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Attract

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Grow

Building

Retain

Our Mission

The 80/20 Foundation invests in San Antonio’s future by issuing grants to public charities that Attract, Grow, and Retain San Antonio’s future workforce and job-creating entrepreneurs.

Attract

The 80/20 Foundation believes that talent is the key to building a great city. We aim to share stories of the entrepreneurs who succeeded from the city's ecosystem, companies that relocated here to fuel growth with local talent, and young professionals whose careers started and progressed here. We strive to help people discover a love of San Antonio by sharing the stories that exemplify how anyone can contribute to the history of San Antonio's tech scene.

80/20 is looking to partner with public charities who find, share and replicate these stories in our ecosystem.

Grow

We believe that talent can be grown from anywhere, and that San Antonio's rapidly growing population has an enormous amount of untapped talent. Over time, San Antonio's educational offerings have grown to support its fast-growing tech industry, including certification programs, coding bootcamps, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and PhD’s in computer science and cloud computing.

Our goal is to marry local, existing talent with the current workforce and jobs of the future.

Retain

Retention of talent depends heavily on quality of life. We understand the factors that can affect someone's decision to stay in a city requires thoughtfulness, and can pay off tenfold when done right. The 80/20 Foundation aims to focus on radical experiments that help elevate the city, including multi-modal transportation and support for dynamic urban spaces.

In a city with mostly suburban options, our goal is to study and fund initiatives that are successful in retaining young professionals.

Meet the Team

Alexandra Frey

Alexandra Frey

As Executive Director at the 80/20 Foundation, Alexandra Frey works with community entrepreneurs to facilitate collaborative relationships and monitor grant funding for local applicants. She joined the 80/20 Foundation in the fall of 2016 and is committed to enhancing the community through thoughtful education, investing, and relationship building.
Thu Nguyen

Thu Nguyen

Thu Nguyen is our Programs Manager at the 80/20 Foundation — bringing new ideas to our current programs and works side-by-side with our program partners to ensure success. She joined the 80/20 Foundation in the fall of 2018 and is committed to highlighting the programs' impact and community in Alamo City.

Anna Kirkwood

Anna Kirkwood is the Outreach Manager at the 80/20 Foundation — working to expand recruitment for current programs and offerings. She was born in Ithaca, New York and graduated from the University of South Carolina with her B.S in Finance and Marketing. Anna is excited to add value to her new community and show everyone what San Antonio, Texas has to offer.

Meet the Board

Graham Weston

Graham Weston

Graham Weston is one of the founders of Rackspace and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Graham has been a part of Rackspace from the beginning. Born and raised in the San Antonio area, he saw entrepreneurial opportunities in everything around him.
lorenzo gomez

Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development and helped successfully convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. He's a co-founder of Tech Bloc, and serves as a board member, advisory board member and mentor for a variety of local and national tech and entrepreneurial organizations.
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