In 1970, Air Force Village opened to provide excellent retirement living with access to continuing health care for retired Air Force officers and their spouses. Central to our mission was to give priority to retired Air Force officer widows and widowers in need of financial assistance. Since then the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization to offer donors funding choices to support our charitable mission and new programs that enhance quality of life for all residents.

Today, we are known as Blue Skies of Texas and we continue the tradition of Taking Care of Our Own, working to fulfill the mission of assisting widowed spouses who faithfully stood alongside their loved ones.

We are grateful for our many generous donors, including the Air Force Assistance Fund and Officers’ Spouses’ Clubs across the world, for continuing to provide support for our first charitable mission. We are also thankful for the marvelous support donors provide for other programs which enrich the lives of our residents.

Make a donation or contact us for more information. Or read more in our 2016 Annual Report.
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Charitable programs.

Blue Skies Charitable Fund. Support Blue Skies of Texas where the need is greatest. Your unrestricted gift allows us to identify special needs that will enhance life for our residents – including social, recreational, healthcare, and staff training.

Air Force Widows Fund. Widowed Air Force officers’ spouses, who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of financial aid, can be assisted through the Air Force Widows Fund. This fund provides entrance fees, living expenses, transportation, health services and personal care services. Assistance is always provided in strict confidence to protect the dignity of these individuals.

Air Force Widows Endowment. Ensures we will, in perpetuity, be able to provide assistance to a qualified Air Force widowed spouse.

Covenant Fund. To provide qualified widowed residents, other than Air Force, financial assistance if needed. This fund will be administered in a similar manner as the Air Force Widows Fund.

Alzheimer’s Care & Research Center (Freedom House). This general fund supports social activities, facility enhancements, and staff training for our nationally-recognized dementia care facility and helps supply resources for our on-site childcare facility. Separate research funds support ongoing Alzheimer’s studies and a geriatric psychiatry fellowship in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Health Care Services. Skilled nursing and short-term rehab are built on a person-centered model of care that focuses on relationships within a home-like environment. Donations to Health Care Services provide furnishings that make residents and their guests feel at home, along with medical equipment such as whirlpools, electric lifts and therapeutic devices – and such are the makings of excellence in health care.

Hospice Care. Serving residents at every level, including independent living, assisted living, skilled care and memory care, we’re dedicated to a holistic philosophy of addressing all physical, emotional and spiritual concerns while also providing attentive palliative care with an emphasis on comfort. Your gifts help us make a difference for our patients and their loved ones.

Planned Giving

Create a legacy, reduce income tax, receive income, or make a large gift with little cost to yourself with planned giving. Consult your financial advisor about gifts such as:

  • Wills or Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance

Charitable IRA Rollover or qualified charitable distribution (QCD)

This is a special provision allowing donors age 70 ½ or older to exclude from taxable income – and count toward their required minimum distribution — certain transfers of IRA assets that are made directly to public charities, including the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation. Please feel free to call the Office of Development at 210 568-3206 or email to learn how the charitable IRA provision can be a tax-wise decision for you.

Matching Gifts

Increase the value of your Charitable Foundation gift. If your employer sponsors a matching gift program, please consider including our Charitable Foundation as a recipient.

Make a donation or contact us for more information.

Make a Gift

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The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation is a tax exempt foundation. Tax ID number 81-0620738.