NIOSA is the top fundraiser for historic preservation in the nation and truly lives up to its motto as a “Celebration for Preservation.”
Funds raised enable The Conservation Society of San Antonio to continue its 94-year mission of preserving historic buildings, objects, places and customs relating to the history of Texas and all that is admirably distinctive to the state. Out of the roughly $1.5 million netted at NIOSA, proceeds support restoration and preservation of historic properties and parks throughout the city and neighboring counties, as well as education and advocacy programs and projects such as the Heritage Education tours, seminars, community tours, scholarships, the resource library and the house museums.
In 2017 alone, NIOSA invested approximately $1 million in our community by using local entertainers and suppliers. In addition, more than $204,370 was paid to the City of San Antonio to lease La Villita. Another $314,185 was paid to the city in health, fire and electrical permits and SAPD security.