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 past years, NIOSA has invested approximately $1 million in our community by using local entertainers and suppliers. Of that,
approximately $500,000 is paid to the City of San Antonio for health, fire and
electrical permits; SAPD security, and to lease La Villita.