Best Of 2017

Best Nonprofit Organization

OUR PICK: SAY Sí, 1518 S Alamo St., (210) 212-8666, saysi.org

Launched in 1994 under the King William Neighborhood Association’s umbrella, the nonprofit SAY Sí has evolved from a modest operation serving 12 students to a full-time “creative youth development organization” offering tuition-free programming to 200 students representing 70 schools — and reaching thousands more via the outreach initiative ABC (Artists Building Communities). Expanding regularly over the last two decades to accommodate interests and needs, the organization moved into its current home (a 26,000-square-foot converted industrial space) in 2007 and has since launched a Theatre Arts Program and a Game Design Program (Home for Innovation and Video Ecology, aka HIVE Studio). In addition to filling major gaps created by a lack of arts education funding in public schools, SAY Sí stresses the importance of obtaining marketable skills through media arts training. During regular exhibitions, community events and the fall favorite Muertitos Fest, SAY Sí opens its doors to showcase the inspiring young talents they help cultivate.


WINNER: Victory Salon, 4745 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 281-5808, facebook.com/victorysalontx

2. All American Barbershop, 105 Warren St., facebook.com/allamericanbarbershops

3. Traveler Barbershop, 2202 Broadway, (210) 920-4134, travelerbarbershop.com



WINNER: Inn on the Riverwalk, 129 Woodward Pl., (210) 225-6333, innontheriverwalk.com

2. Arbor House, 109 Arciniega St., (210) 472-2005, arborhouse.com

3. King William Manor, 1029 S. Alamo St., (210) 222-0144,
kingwilliammanor.com


WINNER: Brackenridge, 3910 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, brackenridgepark.org

2. Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., (210) 709-4750, hemisfair.org

3. Phil Hardberger, 13203 Blanco Road, (210) 492-7472, philhardbergerpark.org


WINNER: Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, (210) 492-7472, philhardbergerpark.org

2. Bark Park of Alamo Heights, 5150 Broadway, gotdoggetpark.com

3. McAllister Dog Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 207-7275


WINNER: NIOSA, niosa.org

2. King William Festival, kwfair.org

3. Cornyation, fiestacornyation.org


WINNER: Alamo Drafthouse, multiple locations, drafthouse.com

2. Santikos Embassy, 13707 Embassy Row, (210) 496-4957, santikos.com/san-antonio/embassy-14

3. Casa Blanca, 11210 Alamo Ranch Pkwy, (210) 982-0180, santikos.com/san-antonio/casa-blanca
WINNER: Glaze Nail Lounge, 742 NW Loop 410 Suite, Suite 113, facebook.com/glazenaillounge

2. The Opal Office, 6245 Vance Jackson Road, Suite 1, (210) 414-6985, facebook.com/theopalofficesalon

3. The White Orchid, 4079 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 107, (210) 408-1699, thewhiteorchidsa.com


WINNER: Out in the Park, sixflags.com/fiestatexas/special-events/out-in-the-park

2. Texas Folklife Festival, texasfolklifefestival.org

3. Mexiqueens, facebook.com/mexiqueensa


WINNER: God’s Dogs Rescue, godsdogsrescue.org

2. Project HOT, 722 Isom Road, (210) 393-1981, projecthot.org

3. The Pride Center San Antonio, 1002 N. Flores St., (210) 370-7743, pridecentersa.org


WINNER: God’s Dogs Rescue, godsdogsrescue.org

2. SNIPSA, (210) 237-9400, snipsa.org

3. San Antonio Pets Alive, sanantoniopetsalive.org