The Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation was established by Genevieve Orsinger in 1997. In 1980, Genevieve and Ward gave fifteen acres of land to Bexar County to establish Orsinger Park. With the death of Ward in 1983, Genevieve elected to continue the work started during their marriage by building and dedicating a pavilion in Orsinger Park in memory of Ward. To ensure that the Orsinger legacy of philanthropic endeavors would continue beyond their lifetime, Genevieve established the Foundation.
The Foundation reflects the philosophy of the Orsingers by giving to non-profit organizations that seek to improve lives by supporting organizations and institutions in Bexar County that give people the tools to become educated, healthy, and self-reliant through the grantmaking areas of Cultural Enrichment, Education and Human Services.
Information for the LOI/Application Process for 2016 funding from the Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation is now available.