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Our Mission

The Village at Incarnate Word is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit retirement community with a mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those we serve.

In 1988, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word founded The Village at Incarnate Word to provide housing and assistance for local older adults, including many retired CCVI Sisters. Our community provides a full continuum of care for our residents, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Memory Care. In addition to our residential community of over 250 older adults, we are proud to serve dozens of local older adults through Sisters Care In-Home Care. 

 

Why Donate?

Donations support our charitable efforts, serving hundreds of local older adults here at our retirement community and in homes throughout San Antonio. Our charitable efforts include ministries like the CCVI Legacy Fund, Project Elder Help, and Spiritual Life at The Village.

 

Ways to Give

Your gift can be designated to the ministry of your choice, depending on your personal and philanthropic interests. Donations can also be made in memory or in honor of a family member, friend, or loved one who had a special connection to The Village. If you would like to discuss giving options including planned giving and in-kind donations, please contact us for more information. 

 

Thank you for considering making a gift to The Village at Incarnate Word and joining our cause to serve older adults with dignity, respect, and compassion. 

Life at The Village
Life at The Village

CCVI Legacy Fund

The CCVI Legacy Fund is a charitable rent assistance program designed to provide aid to current TVIW residents who encounter financial difficulties and become unable to pay. Donor support provides crucial housing security to older adults, including Catholic religious life members who have professed vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.

Project Elder Help

TVIW’s in-home personal care assistance agency, Sisters Care, provides life-enriching, individualized services for older adults. Whether the goal is to maintain independence and age-in-place at home or give respite to families caring for their loved ones, Project Elder Help offers financial assistance on a sliding scale basis to qualified clients who could not otherwise afford care. Charitable contributions enable TVIW to serve low-income adults throughout Bexar County. Beneficiaries require daily assistance with personal care, homemaking, transportation, and companionship. Regardless of financial situation, everyone deserves comprehensive, compassionate, and supportive care.

Spiritual Life

Our spiritual environment includes daily Mass and Adoration, weekly Bible study, and interfaith groups. TVIW maintains four places of worship: St. Joseph’s, Adoration, DeMatel, and Angelique Chapels. The Village at Incarnate Word offers holistic opportunities for residents to enhance their lives, strengthen and improve physical health, maintain / expand intellectual abilities and mental acuity, friendships to maintain and support emotional health, and spiritual enrichment to deepen community members’ relationship with God.

In Memory/In Honor

When we lose a loved one, it can be extremely difficult to find the right way to express our condolences and grief. Memorial donations are a thoughtful and impactful way to remember and pay tribute to an individual’s legacy.

Your gift may recognize your loved one’s personal connection to TVIW or strive to continue their care and support TVIW’s community and charitable work posthumously.

The Village cherishes memorial gifts, especially those made in memory of former residents, staff, or TVIW friends. At the donor’s request, TVIW staff is happy to send acknowledgment of your gift to family or friends of the deceased. If you would like an acknowledgment to be sent, please be sure to include the family’s contact information and any special instructions when making your donation.

 

Would you like to honor a TVIW staff member who has given you or your loved one exceptional care? Would you like to honor a friend or family member who resides at TVIW? Would you like to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary?

In honor gifts are a thoughtful way to say thank you, show someone you care, or pay it forward for a good cause that both you and your honoree care about!

At the donor’s request, TVIW staff is happy to send acknowledgment of your gift to the honoree, excluding the gift amount. If you would like an acknowledgment to be sent, please be sure to include the honoree’s contact information and any special instructions when making your donation.

How will you be remembered?

Planned gifts ensure your legacy and blessings will be shared with the TVIW community even after you are gone. There are many ways to plan your legacy giving through your will, estate, trust, or other methods.

Making a planned gift to The Village at Incarnate Word is an important decision and one that reflects your support for our mission and values, as well as your personal charitable goals. If you are considering making a planned gift, we encourage you to reach out to The Village at Incarnate Word and your attorney to determine the planned giving option that is right for you.

For more information, email give@thevilliageiw.org or call (210) 829-7561 x190.

You’re invited to The Village at Incarnate Word’s largest fundraising event of the year!

Join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for the “Spirit of Service Luncheon”, honoring our 2024 Bishop Claude Dubuis Award recipient, Rick Grinnan.

Click here for more information on sponsorships, or click below to purchase yours today.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call Rachel Castro at (210) 829-7561 ext. 150 or email give@thevillageiw.org. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Heart of The Village: $10,000

This sponsorship includes:

  • Logo included on all event printed materials, event website, and The View post event issue
  • Three social media posts
  • Premium Table seating at luncheon for eight people
  • Valet parking included

Spirit of Tradition: $5,000

This sponsorship includes:

  • Logo included on all event printed materials and The View post event issue
  • Table included with seating for eight people
  • Valet parking included
  • Two social media posts

Spirit of Care: $3,000

This sponsorship includes:

  • Name or business name included on all event printed materials and The View post event Issue
  • Table included with seating for up to eight people
  • Valet parking included
  • One social media post

Spirit of Community: $1,500

This sponsorship includes:

  • Name or Business Name included on all event printed materials and The View post event issue
  • Table included with seating for up to eight people
  • Valet parking included

Spirit of Hope: $150

This individual ticket includes a plated lunch and valet event parking at the San Antonio Country Club. 

Meet our Honoree

Rick Grinnan

Local community leader and restauranteur, Rick Grinnan, began his career in 1975 when he opened his first restaurant, The Royal Street Crossing, later renamed The Republic of Texas Restaurant. Upon opening, it was one of only five restaurants located on the San Antonio River Walk. Today, The Republic of Texas is a River Walk staple, serving visitors and locals a variety of local fares.

During his career, Rick acquired and operated multiple businesses and properties along the historic San Antonio River Walk. Over the years, the growth of Rick’s business portfolio has led him to a lifetime of dedication to preservation activities as several of his properties are registered with the Historic Buildings Registry.

Rick has created a legacy of community service with leadership roles in numerous non-profit organizations. Rick is a past President of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission, served on multiple committees with The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Methodist Hospital Round Table, a former board member of the World Affairs Council and the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, an Alderman for the City of Shavano Park, a former member of the Folk Life Festival Steering Committee, a past board member with Paseo del Rio Association, the River Walk Capital Improvements Advisory Committee, and former Board Chair of both Mission Heritage Partners, and The Village at Incarnate Word, and a current member of the Board of Directors for Cenikor Foundation out of Houston.

Rick won the highly competitive Small Business Owner of the Year Award presented by The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 1989 and was honored by the Texas Restaurant Association – San Antonio Chapter as 2013 Restaurateur of the Year. 

Rick served extensively over several decades with The American Red Cross. During which he served in many capacities including, Chairman of the American Red Cross San Antonio Area Chapter, Chairman of the American Red Cross Southwest Regional Committee, special liaison to the NTSB and Airline Aviation Incident Team, member of the American Red Cross National Board of Governors and was a trained volunteer for the Incident Response Team for airplane accidents.

He attended numerous national and international conferences and provided training to Red Crossers in China. Rick assisted in disaster relief efforts in South America, Africa, Central America, Germany, Kosovo, Albania, and throughout the United States during his many years of service to the American Red Cross. 

Rick was the first out-of-state American Red Cross volunteer to serve on location in New York City after the attacks of 9/11.  From his experience serving first responders there, and with the help of like-minded leaders and volunteers, the idea for Sysco Kitchens was born.  Sysco Kitchens is a mobile kitchen built to serve healthy, fresh-cooked meals to victims and first responders.  Behind every mobile Sysco Kitchen is a temperature-controlled 18-wheeler packed with the food needed to prepare each meal.

Rick received his B.B.A. in Economics from St. Mary’s University and is a devoted member of the Catholic Church. Rick has three children and five gorgeous grandchildren. When not at work or volunteering, Rick enjoys traveling, being with family and friends, and spending time at his ranch, all with his wife, Kay.

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